Taught course

Games Development

Abertay University · School of Arts, Media and Computer Games

Entry requirements

Applicants must have a minimum of upper second class (2:1) honours degree in Art, Code, Design, Game Production or Audio. We will also consider applicants with a lower second class (2:2) in these subjects, if there is sufficient evidence of ability demonstrated in the Portfolio of Evidence supporting their application.

All applicants must submit a personal statement that includes a Portfolio of Evidence (PoE) for review as part of their application.

The purpose of the Portfolio of Evidence is to allow the Programme Team to determine whether there is satisfactory evidence of ability - or potential ability - within at least one key computer games development role. These key roles* are Programming, Game Design, Art and Animation (preferably digital), Software, Project or Team Management, Digital Audio and Sound Design.

Content provided must be digital, preferably directing the Programme Team to external websites, galleries, testimonials or other bodies of work that can be viewed remotely - rather than any physical submission.

Months of entry

January, August

Course content

The Centre for Excellence in Computer Games Education at Abertay offers this unique, world-renowned programme. It’ll give you a skillset that encompasses far more than basic technical excellence, resulting in unparalleled opportunities for subsequent employment in the multi-billion pound games industry.

Get set to develop core development skills through applied project work, supported by experienced games industry practitioners. Enhance your skills in interdisciplinary communication and collaboration through teamwork with students and staff from other areas of games development.

You’ll apply developing technologies and practices to your own projects, demonstrate your work to leading industry figures and be encouraged to nurture relationships with fellow developers, industry professionals and companies through your demonstrable skill in the creation of games, mentorships and published research.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MProf
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Office
01382 30 80 80