Taught course

Computer Science for Games Development

Institution
University of Hull · Department of Computer Science
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A minimum 2.2 Honours degree in computing or equivalent, or demonstrable suitable computer programming experience. international students require IELTS with 6.0 overall with 5.5 in each skill or other English test accepted by the University.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Games development is the fastest growing entertainment industry in the world. Our MSc gives you the highly specialised set of skills needed to stay at the forefront of this demanding and constantly evolving field.

Created with involvement from industry professionals, the course programme focuses on the technical aspects of game development and the underlying fundamentals of computer science. We cover a range of core concepts, including C++ programming, physics simulation, concurrency, advanced graphics, artificial intelligence, and game engine architecture. You will have use of our dedicated games development lab, equipped with the latest console development kits and top-spec PCs, plus access to HIVE — our multi-million pound virtual environment lab, which provides access to emerging and new technologies for computer interaction, data collection and visualisation.

The course begins in September each year and lasts twelve months. There are two trimesters of taught modules, followed by an individual dissertation project during the third trimester. There is an option to take an extra trimester immediately before the dissertation, gaining industrial experience through a module based in SEED, our software development unit working with commercial clients. This is unique to Hull.

The Department of Computer Science creates an excellent experience for students, with a supportive student community. We have an international reputation for our research activities, with a strong record of industrial and public grant funding. We are also affiliated with Microsoft’s DreamSpark programme, which allows you to access the latest Microsoft operating systems and development software for home use. Once registered with the department, you can download the software free of charge.

Information for international students

Competence in English language is required, as evidenced by IELTS 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent, or previous study in English. Candidates who do not meet the language requirements may take an English course at the University prior to entering their programme. Please see http://www2.hull.ac.uk/fass/modern-languages/efl.aspx

Fees and funding

UK students
5200
International students
15000

Departmental bursaries and scholarships may be available. For more information on fees and funding please go to: www.hull.ac.uk/money.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
pgstudy@hull.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1482 466850