24 months
20750 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The industry therefore needs professionals who can apply these developments to new innovations and know how to implement them within an organization. The Master’s programme in Game and Media Technology at Utrecht University will train you to become such a professional. 

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Game and Media Technology is the only game research Master’s in the Netherlands. The focus is not on playing games, but rather on the technological aspects of games and multimedia in the context of computer science. You will therefore work on creating the systems and techniques behind the game and media system.

In this research Master’s programme in Game and Media Technology at Utrecht University you will explore:

  • Modelling virtual worlds

  • Creating character animation and behaviour

  • Computer vision-based video analysis

  • Building multi-sensory interfaces

Career Prospects

The gaming industry has undergone rapid development in the past decades and now generates turnover that exceeds that of the entertainment and movie industry. Needless to say, the industry requires many savvy employees with high-level degrees in gaming and multimedia. 

In addition, the potential of games as an educational tool is increasingly recognised, giving rise to new market opportunities. The rapid development of the computer sciences and computer hardware – including new gaming media such as mobile phones – drives the constant need for up-to-date professionals.


Accredited by the NVAO - Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Motion and Manipulation
  • Game Production
  • Multimedia Retrieval
  • Optimization and Vectorization
  • Small Project Game and Media Technology
  • Pattern Recognition

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

Bachelor’s programmes that most likely meet the requirements are:

  • Computer Science;
  • Data Science;
  • Artificial Intelligence;
  • Programmes with a major in these fields;
  • or progammes with a major in Science and a minor in Computer Science, Data Science or Technical Artificial Intelligence.

general Computer Science solid knowledge and skills

  • a strong motivation plus knowledge, skills, and competences through your CV, course grades and motivation.
  • Tuition Fee

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    • International

      20750 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 20750 EUR per year during 24 months.
    • EU/EEA

      2209 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 24 months.

    Living costs for Utrecht

    900 - 1450 EUR /month
    Living costs

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


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