Taught course

Game Design

Falmouth University

Entry requirements

We welcome applicants with varied qualifications, but typically you'll need an undergraduate degree in a related discipline. Our typical applicants hold an undergraduate degree of 2:2 or above, or equivalent experience.

We’ll also welcome your application if you have formal or 'certified' learning (such as training courses not run by universities or colleges) and learning from work experience or self-study. This is called Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL), and should have been gained within the last five years, and be equivalent to the learning outcomes of our minimum entry qualifications.

Months of entry


Course content

Are you passionate about games and keen to make them better? Do you feel curious about what makes a game engaging and meaningful?

Working in a studio environment, this Game Design master's course covers specialist areas in storytelling and design to reveal new horizons of gaming. With help from ex-industry mentors, you’ll gain the tools you need for a career in games and media. Collaborating with other talented game-lovers, you’ll bring your own ideas to life in AAA, indie or board games.

You will:

  • Take advantage of our guest speaker series, featuring professionals from across the games industry, from studio heads to level designers, design leads and producers
  • Access industry-standard facilities, including dedicated space in a well-resourced game development studio, with augmented reality and mixed reality technology, a selection of new VR headsets, and 3D printers
  • Become a specialist in game design, working as part of a team to develop your own game
  • Learn iterative design principles and how to implement research, user testing and feedback
  • Create game design and scripting elements for live game developments

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

+44(0) 1326 254350