Utrecht University

Game and Media Technology, M.Sc.

About

Gaming and multimedia have assumed an important place in our society, giving rise to a booming industry with turnovers exceeding those of the movie industry and generating leaps in computer software and hardware development.

Programme Objective

This Master’s programme in Game and Media Technology offered by Utrecht University provides you with both fundamental and applied knowledge of the techniques for handling spatial data. You will gain the skills to perform research, analyse, and solve scientific problems — and to keep up with research progress in the fields of geometry, imaging, and virtual environments. Game and Media Technology graduates are highly valued employees in many companies and research facilities.

In the research programme of gaming and simulation, you will explore:

  • Modelling virtual worlds
  • Creating character animation and behavior
  • Generating effective scenarios
  • Building multi-sensory interfaces
Drama, Style And Emotions

It also incorporates such aspects as drama, style, and emotions, with a focus on the technical aspects. Simulating the physics, biology, and psychology of the real world and bringing it to life in multi-sensory simulations are major challenges you will explore in our dynamic programme.

New types of games and hardware reach the market regularly. Moreover, there is increasing recognition of the value of games as an educational tool and the integration of multimedia tools into everyday life is continuing. This creates fertile grounds for those with an advanced degree in the area of Game and Media Technology.

Accreditation

Accredited by the NVAO.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Game Physics
  • Games And Agents
  • Sound And Music Technology
  • Mobile Interaction
For more information, please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    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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  • Minimum required score: 93

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Academic Requirements

  • You have BSc programmes with a major in computer science; or a BSc with a major in science and a minor (or comparable) in computer science.
  • You have a solid basic knowledge of computer science and logic;
  • You have the ability to analyze and model computer science problems; and to communicate facts and findings verbally and in writing, also using information and communication technology and audio-visual means.
  • You have the ability to make a computer programme of reasonable complexity and size, in an object-oriented programming language such as Java or C++; knowledge of data structures, algorithms and related concepts of reasonable complexity, such as sorting algorithms, O(..)-notation, balanced binary search trees, etc.;
  • You have knowledge of mathematics, notably calculus, logic, linear algebra, probability and statistics; and knowledge of basic computer-graphics techniques;
  • Proof of your proficiency in English (CAE- Level B, CPC- Grade C).

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 18201 International
  • EUR 2006 EU/EEA

Funding

Scholarships, fellowships, and grants offered by Utrecht University, the Dutch government, and other organisations can help fund your studies at the university. Please note that the scholarship options for programmes starting in February are limited.

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