Taught course

Computer Games

University of Essex · School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering

Entry requirements

A 2:2 degree, or equivalent, in computer science, electronic engineering or a related discipline.

Months of entry


Course content

Turn your passion into a career.

Computer games are expected to reach a global revenue of $111bn in 2015, yet over half of the UK’s video games employers reported a lack of suitably-skilled graduates in 2011.

We give you the skills needed to capitalise on this rapidly-growing field and help you develop the contacts needed to enter industry. You are taught by some of the country’s leading innovators and researchers, many of whom work in our government-funded Centre for Doctoral Training in Intelligent Games and Game Intelligence.

You develop theoretical and practical knowledge in Game Design, Game AI, 3D Games Development, Mobile Application Programming and Physics-based Games. Our flexible approach allows you to fill gaps in your knowledge and brush up on a variety of languages, making sure you’re ready to bring your designs to life.

Graduates of our School go on to work for giants in the field such as Intel and Panasonic, but the corporate route isn’t for everyone. Some of the most exciting and innovative work in the field is being developed by small start-up companies. Our optional business module focuses on developing your entrepreneurial spirit, teaching you how to apply your technical and creative skills to your own venture.

Fees and funding

Our applicants should have a 1st, 2:1 or high 2:2 degree, or equivalent, in computer science, eIf English is not your first language, then we require IELTS 6.0, or equivalent.lectronic engineering or a related discipline.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Graduate Administrator
+44 1206 872719