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Performance and Play 

Abertay University

Master On Campus
12 months
Duration
13750 GBP/year
4407 GBP/year
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About

This broad academic Performance and Play field at Abertay University encompasses academic support at Abertay from practitioner-researchers in disciplines such as game design, computer arts, theatre design, sound and music, and game and media studies.

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Overview

Drawing upon the expertise of academic staff across Games an Arts, Abertay has track record in cutting-edge research that bridges the performing arts and videogames. 

Research in Performance and Play may cover studies of communities of practice, experimental practice-research utilising digital and traditional media, incorporation of screen technologies and extended reality (XR) applications into site-specific performance and art, and studies of performance audiences.

Abertay University is the lead partner for InGAME: Innovation for Games and Media Enterprise, an AHRC-funded R&D centre for Dundee’s games cluster. 

Students of the Performance and Play field at Abertay University will have access to research and development opportunities, as well as contact with professionals working within the games industry. Dundee is one of the UK’s oldest and most successful games hubs, and we have longstanding relationships with local, national and international game studios.

The research degrees

You have the option of studying an MSc by Research, an MPhil or a PhD.

When deciding which degree is right for you, you should consider the level of commitment required, the duration, cost and your career aspirations.

That being said, our research degrees are flexible. You can begin an MSc or an MPhil and then seek to transfer to a PhD without having to start your project all over again. You can also switch from full-time to part-time study, and vice versa.

Programme Structure

What does a research degree involve?

  • As a postgraduate research student, you will carry out an original, independent research and/or practice-based project, whilst being guided and supported by a team of expert academic supervisors. 
  • As you do this, you will benefit from an extensive programme of researcher development tailored to your background, needs and future ambitions. This will in turn help you develop the skills required to deliver research excellence.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications for February entry by 15 December (if you need a Student Visa then the deadline is 30 November).Applications for June entry by 30 April (if you need a Student Visa then the deadline is 31 March).Applications for October entry by 31 August (if you need a Student Visa then the deadline is 31 July).

Language

English

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The minimum entry requirement for all our research degrees is an Upper Second Class Honours degree (or equivalent) at undergraduate level in an appropriate discipline and/or a Master’s degree. 
  • In some cases, appropriate professional or experiential learning may be considered in combination with a lower classification of Honours degree.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13750 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    4407 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4407 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • Scottish and EU (Part-Time): £2204
  • England, N Ireland & Wales (Full-Time / Part-Time): £4407/ £2204

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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