12 months
14500 GBP/year
8250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The MA in Games Design from Canterbury Christ Church University has been created to support students coming from creative or technical backgrounds to learn the essential skills necessary to make games.


It is intended as a course for people with an active interest in making games, who have expertise in related creative or technical field. Whether you have experience in creative writing, music, illustration, or indeed prior game design you will learn to develop and apply your skills to make games. 

All about the course

The MA Games Design course from Canterbury Christ Church University enables you to apply and convert your skills to games design, learning the key skills in research and production before applying these on game development projects. Working collaboratively with other creative and technical game designers, you will emerge with imaginative, original research, confidence in combining theory and practice, a new network of contacts and a portfolio of games.

As a technologically orientated Masters programme you will have access to a range of online and in-person learning materials and approaches, we designed the course to be taught through a combination of intensive in person sessions, online interactive and guided learning through individual and group tutorials.

Your future career

Graduates of this course will be able to pursue careers in a variety of roles related to the games industry, including setting up an indie studio or joining an established team, and within related creative agencies, branding, charities, the arts, education. Others may use this as a way to start their own studios.

Students completing this MA might also go on to undertake a PhD in Games Design or a teaching qualification to take their practice into a school, FE or HE setting.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Collaborative Practice
  • Creativity, Culture and Community
  • Professional Development
  • Final Project
  • Digital Game Development Essentials
  • Thinking Like a Game Designer

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Undergraduate degree at 2:2 or above, or alternative qualifications and substantial relevant experience may be considered. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14500 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    8250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8250 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Canterbury

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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