Taught course

Computer Games Development (Computing)

Institution
Anglia Ruskin University · Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A good honours degree (or equivalent), normally in a related subject. Applicants with professional experience are also encouraged to apply. Applicants should have experience with object orientated programming, preferably in C#, C++ or Java.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Take your computer game development skills to the next level. Study, plan, produce and test games in our specialist studios. Working alongside students from our Computer Games Development Art course, you’ll gain experience in multi-disciplinary working and create an advanced portfolio.

  • Study, plan, produce and test games in our specialist studios
  • Experience working in a multi-disciplinary team alongside students from our MA Computer Games Development (Art).
  • Improve your prospects with guest speakers and live briefs from companies like Sony, Sumo Digital, Jagex, and Frontier
  • Take part in events with industry reps like gaming festival Brains Eden, hosted every year by ARU, where games studios snap up the latest talent
  • Study in Cambridge, where 18% of the UK gaming industry is based (nesta.org.uk)

The UK video games industry is worth £3.78 billion and there’s currently a recognised skills shortage of skilled games designers. If you have a first degree in computer science or a similar technical degree, our course will give you the skills to confidently create advanced level games.

Based in Cambridge, the heart of the UK’s games development industry, you’ll work in our Computer Game Development studio and hub, where you’ll create games both on your own and in teams, and gain the technical design skills to publish successfully across a range of platforms.

As well as furthering your development skills, you’ll also focus on games programming and tailor your research project so that you can concentrate on developing skills in an area that you’re passionate about.

We constantly focus on entrepreneurial opportunities, and sharing modules with our MA Computer Games Development (Art) means you’ll work with different strands of the games industry and meet and build your contacts ready for your career. Everything you design will also build into a valuable portfolio to help you secure your dream job when you graduate.

Information for international students

We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications. If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 (Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

Fees and funding

UK students
£7,900
International students
£14,100

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Admissions Customer Service
Email
answers@anglia.ac.uk
Phone
01245 686868