Taught course

Games Development

Teesside University · School of Computing, Media and the Arts

Entry requirements

2.2 degree (or above) or significantly documented relevant industry experience.

Months of entry


Course content

Casual games studios now make up a high percentage of the UK games industry, producing games that are easy to pick up and play through websites, social networking sites, mobile phones, tablets and games consoles. Subject matter is typically non-violent, and gameplay often incorporates puzzle solving or an exciting twist on a simple mechanic. This games development master’s course gives you the business, theoretical and practical skills needed to succeed in this rapidly growing industry. You learn to develop compelling games with exciting mechanics and strong gameplay, both as an individual and as part of a team. While the main focus is on casual games development, the skills we teach also apply to roles within the broader games industry. As well as developing core theoretical and practical design skills, you also develop your entrepreneurial abilities to equip you for work as an independent developer in the social, casual and mobile games field.

Information for international students

An IELTS score of 6 or equivalent is required as evidence of English language.

Fees and funding

For further information please visit our website, www.tees.ac.uk

Qualification and course duration


part time
24-36 months
full time
12 months


part time
24 months
full time
8 months


part time
12 months
full time
4 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment35
Creative work35
Dissertation30 (12000 words)

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions, Computing
01642 342639
01642 230527