• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
Are you naturally curious, do you want to take your skills further, know more about research, and immerse yourself a full year in a relevant topic concerning the content, creation, and culture of digital games? If so, then choose the Master Game Technology programme at the Breda University of Applied Sciences (BUAS) after completing your bachelor’s.

About

This professional master’s Game Technology programme at the Breda University of Applied Sciences (BUAS) has been developed in collaboration with the international game industry. You will learn to look at research and development issues in the game industry from different angles and from a theoretical base you will actively research possible solutions. To prepare for this master, you will write a project proposal in which you will summarise your ideas for a research project.

Many of the challenges in game development consist of new problems, for which ready-made solutions are unavailable. The game industry greatly benefits from knowledge in academia. The gap between scientific and applied knowledge offers great opportunities for those able to tap the source of scientific literature and to apply this in a practical product.

Focus

The Master Game Technology focuses on facilitating your growth in research and development with support from industry partners and expert lecturers from the game industry. Training in research methods allows you to develop deep insight into your chosen area of game development - either Programming or Visual Art.

Craftsmanship

Staff of our Master Game Technology consists of industry veterans, trained at master’s or PhD level. This provides a practical focus, realistic assignments, a broad industry network and knowledge that is directly applicable to modern game development.

Guest lectures

Throughout the course, you will be able to attend guest lectures from a variety of experts from industry and academia. This ensures exposure to up-to-date knowledge, and insights from a broad range of experienced practitioners.

Career

The Master Game Technology prepares you for future positions such as a specialist in art, programming or design. These positions are no entry-level jobs. A couple of years of work experience within the game industry is essential. This master’s programme offers you the possibility to grow through this positions by providing them with academic and applied knowledge.

Programme Structure

The programme include:

  • Research and development
  • Master’s classes
  • Individual or multidisciplinary projects
  • Supervision on an individual basis
  • Final project and graduation

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • To prepare for this master’s programme, you will have to write a project proposal that summarises one or more of your research ideas. This proposal will be evaluated and discussed during your intake interview.
  • Apart from your project proposal, criteria for admission are also your educational background, language skills and personal qualities and motivation. Work experience in any field is preferred, though a study-related work experience (e.g. work placement) may be accepted as an alternative. 
  • Depending on your test results, work experience and the field of study of your first degree, an additional course may be required for admittance to the programme.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10104 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10102 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2088 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2083 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Breda

  • 1100 - 1500 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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