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About

Games development is the fastest growing entertainment industry in the world. The MSc Computer Science for Games Development from The University of Hull gives you the highly specialised set of skills needed to stay at the forefront of this demanding and constantly evolving field.

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Overview

Created with involvement from industry professionals, the MSc Computer Science for Games Development programme offered at The University of Hull focuses on the technical aspects of game development and the underlying fundamentals of computer science. 

The programme covers 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. 

Future prospects

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. Hull has 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.

This programme 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • C++ Programming and Design
  • Real Time Graphics
  • Simulation and Artifical Intelligence
  • Games Architecture and Concurrency
  • Advanced Rendering and Virtual Environments
  • Development Project

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

There are no specific deadlines but we recommend that you apply by 1 August for September course start (or at least 6 weeks before any other start date).

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.
Lower 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.
79
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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17200 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8800 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

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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