The Computer Science for Games Development from The University of Hull has provided graduate programmers to the games industry both in the UK and throughout the world for over 20 years, and as such we have developed a rich network of industry contacts, both graduate employers and alumni, who help us to ensure our course remains one of the best games programming courses in the UK.
Created with involvement from industry professionals, the course programme focuses on the technical aspects of game development and the underlying fundamentals of computer science.
We cover a range of core concepts, including C++ programming, physics simulation, concurrency, advanced graphics, artificial intelligence, and game engine architecture. You will have use of our dedicated games development lab, equipped with the latest console development kits and top-spec PCs. You will also have access to HIVE — our multi-million pound virtual environment lab, which provides access to emerging and new technologies for computer interaction, data collection and visualisation.
The course begins in September each year and lasts twelve months. There are two trimesters of taught modules, followed by an individual dissertation project during the third trimester.
Studying Computer Science at Hull, you'll benefit from an excellent experience for students, with a supportive student community. We have an international reputation for our research activities, with a strong record of industrial and public grant funding. We are also affiliated with Microsoft’s DreamSpark programme, which allows you to access the latest Microsoft operating systems and development software for home use. Once registered with the University, you can download the software free of charge.
The MSc programme supports career development in a number of ways. These include a mix of modules focused on professional skills and a project involving group work, CV development and personal reflection. We have strong links with many of the UK's top game studios, including Electronic Arts, Sony and Microsoft, many of which recruit straight from our labs.
We also have a range of inspirational extra-curricular activities including the Three Thing Game, Imagine Cup Worldwide Software Development Challenge, Really Useful Seminars and Global Game Jam. They are designed to boost your CV and employability, and taking part costs very little.
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- C++ Programming and Design
- Real Time Graphics
- Simulation and Artifical Intelligence
- Games Architecture and Concurrency
- Advanced Rendering and Virtual Environments
- Development Project
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- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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You can apply for a postgraduate course at any time. There are no specific deadlines but you need to take into account the start date of your course.
DisciplinesVideo Games & Multimedia Computer Sciences Artificial Intelligence View 91 other Masters in Video Games & Multimedia in United Kingdom
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- A minimum 2:2 Bachelor Honours (or international equivalent) in “Computer Science” or “Software Engineering” with at least 40 credits (or equivalent) of a high-level objected oriented programming language such as Java, C++ or C#.
- You will be required to submit a personal statement as a part of your application which sets out the extent of your programming experience, stating languages used and levels of proficiency in each.
- You will be required to independently develop software in C++ and will be expected to know how to do this before you arrive.
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International17200 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 17200 GBP per year during 12 months.
EU/EEA8800 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8800 GBP per year during 12 months.
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