The UK video games industry is worth £3.78 billion and there’s currently a recognised skills shortage of skilled games designers.
If you have a first degree in computer science or a similar technical degree, our Computer Games Development (Computing) course at Anglia Ruskin University will give you the skills to confidently create advanced level games.
Based in Cambridge, the heart of the UK’s games development industry, you’ll work in our Computer Game Development studio and hub, where you’ll create games both on your own and in teams, and gain the technical design skills to publish successfully across a range of platforms.
As well as furthering your development skills, you’ll also focus on games programming and tailor your research project so that you can concentrate on developing skills in an area that you’re passionate about.
It can take up to three years to create a game, all the way from initial concept to the finished product. One game can involve up to 200 professionals working as a team.
As a game developer, you could design the visual styling as well as how it plays. You could be involved with animating characters and objects, creating audio, programming, testing and producing.
Besides working in the leisure/entertainment sector, you could use your skills to develop ‘serious’ games. These are used in rehabilitation, education and training, defence, science, health, city planning and engineering.
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- Games Programming
- Portfolio (Computer Games Art)
- Games Development
- Research Methods
- Major Project
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
It can take us up to four weeks to consider it, so we suggest applying at least a month before your preferred start date.
DisciplinesVideo Games & Multimedia Computer Sciences View 649 other Masters in Computer Sciences in United Kingdom
- A good honours degree (or equivalent), normally in a related subject. Applicants with professional experience are also encouraged to apply. Applicants should have experience with object orientated programming, preferably in C#, C++ or Java.
- If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency
International16200 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16200 GBP per year during 12 months.
National9200 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9200 GBP per year during 12 months.
- UK students, (per year, part-time) : £4,600
- International students, (per year, part-time): £8,100
Living costs for Cambridge
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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