The topics covered throughout the Masters provide an in-depth knowledge in a number key areas of games technology and production. You will be working on advanced skills for different parts of the games development pipeline such as games programming, level design, 3D modelling and animation, artificial intelligence and the use of physics in games, intellectual property issues and others. Moreover, the course takes into account the radical changes in the gaming industry and its chosen platforms, covering from PC/console to mobile ones and all the new challenges and opportunities they are bringing.
The MSc in Computer Games Technology at Bournemouth University offers a mix of practice-based research through the use of state of the art game production facilities and taught classes by academics and industry experts. It consists of five taught units and an independent project, which can be a dissertation, a portfolio of work, a software application or another combination of suitable deliverables. We use the best industry standard software for games development such as Epic Games Unreal Engine.
We are a member of TIGA, the trade association representing the games industry. BU was a finalist at their 2012 Games Industry Awards.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.
Students having completed a BSc with a minimum of a 2:2 in computer science, electronics or a related technical discipline. Practitioners and professionals already employed in the industry looking for additonal theortical and practical knowledge.
Relevant subjects: Computer science, electronics or a related technical discipline.
No work experience is required.
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