Taught course

Computer Games Development (Computing)

ARU (Anglia Ruskin University) · Faculty of Arts, Humanities, Education and Social Sciences

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


Course content

Take your computer game development skills to the next level. Gain experience in multi-disciplinary working in our specialist studios and create an advanced portfolio.

Skilled games designers are in high demand in the UK’s £3.78 billion video games industry.

If you have a first degree in computer science or a similar technical degree, our MSc Computer Games Development (Computing) will give you the skills and confidence to create advanced level games.

Study, plan, produce and test games in our Computer Game Development studio and hub, and gain the technical design skills to publish successfully across a range of platforms.

As a Computer Games Development (Computing) student at ARU, you’ll study in Cambridge, home to developers including Jagex, Frontier Developments and Ninja Theory. Learn from guest speakers and work on live briefs from companies such as Sony and Sumo Digital.

We’ll give you the opportunity to create games both on your own and working in multi-skilled teams alongside students on our MA Computer Games Development (Art).

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

Boost your career prospects by taking part in events such as our gaming festival Brains Eden. Everything you design will build into a portfolio to help you secure your dream job when you graduate.

The East of England has 135 active games companies, while Cambridge accounts for nearly 20% of the UK computer games industry, so ARU is a great place to study your postgraduate degree and build connections with major games developers.

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
£10,000 (full-time per year)
International students
£17,500 (full-time per year)

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

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