M.Sc. Computer Games Technology

University of Portsmouth | Portsmouth, United Kingdom
This course provides an international perspective of computer games development and the advanced skills to work within the industry. It is project-based, allowing you to define the focus of your work, whilst building technological expertise and gaining the hands-on experience of designing, programming and managing your own computer games prototype.

Description of Computer Games Technology

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On this course you can:

  • Design and develop software, 3D graphics, and programs for a project of your choice
  • Use our cutting-edge, industry-standard software, game engines and console development kits in the building of your project
  • Have the opportunity to engage in real-world, client-based research

The advanced knowledge and focused research skills you will gain on this course will be beneficial and applicable in a range of technology-related careers. Specifically, you’ll be fully equipped to find employment within the computer games industry or other areas where computer games technology is making an impact.
Here are some routes our graduates have pursued:

  • computer game development
  • multimedia production
  • animation
  • graphics and video editing
  • digital video film-making

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee

Fee information can be found at www.port.ac.uk/tuitionfees

Not specified
Start date September  2015
Duration full-time 12 months
Languages
  • English
Take an IELTS test
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible

Course Content

On this course we emphasise the implementation, evaluation and reflection of subject-related issues, whilst building creative and technical computing expertise. It provides you with the opportunity to research and design software in order to develop your own computer games artefact.
Here are the units you will study:

  • Professional, Academic and Research Development: This is a taught unit covering planning and managing development projects.
  • Project Context and Definition: A unit of self-directed study that will help you specify your project’s scope and plan.
  • Project Design and Development: This unit is a self-directed study covering a critical review of existing work.
  • Project Evaluation and Resolution: This unit covers the development and evaluation of your project artefact

English Language Requirements

IELTS take IELTS test
6.5
CAE score
193(Grade B)

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.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advise you to

take an IELTS test.
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Requirements for Computer Games Technology

An upper second-class honours degree in Computing or an art-based subject with a significant computing component, or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications. Applicants may be requested to provide a portfolio to support their application.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 or equivalent with no component less than 6.0.

Work Experience for Computer Games Technology

No work experience is required.

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