Entry requirements

  • An honours degree or equivalent qualification in the subject or a related discipline; and/or
  • Relevant work experience, demonstrating your ability to study at postgraduate level.

Consideration will also be given to applicants who can make a strong case for admission in relation to a particular project and can demonstrate their potential to satisfactorily complete the course.

Entry requirements for international students can be found on the course page.

Months of entry


Course content

UCA's MSc Game Engineering course aims to give you the necessary knowledge and skills to undertake advanced games development.

You'll build on your previous technical studies, whether these are within a technical games subject or in another relevant technical discipline, to develop complex game outputs.

During the course, you'll explore 3D graphics, including modelling, rigging, and animation using contemporary tools, together with AI and machine learning, which are often used in games to enable advanced game play, features, and worlds.

And using Unity and Unreal Engine, you'll begin to build games, culminating in your final major project.

You'll be supported throughout by a mix of academic expertise and insight from industry professionals, and have the opportunity to learn real-world skills beyond the classroom through networking, placements and competitions - from PocketGamer, Guildford Games Festival and London Games Festival to Rezzed, EGX and Medway Rapture Experience.

Information for international students

UCA has a global student community and welcomes creatives from around the world.

Fees and funding

Please visit our website for information on fees and scholarships.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

01252 892 883