Taught course

High-Performance Graphics and Games Engineering

Institution
University of Leeds · School of Computing
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in computing or a related subject with a substantial computing element. Relevant work experience will also be considered. We expect you to have programming competence, some prior experience of systems development and knowledge of data structures and algorithms. All applicants will need to have GCSE English Language at grade C or above, or an appropriate English language qualification. We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications.

Months of entry

September

Course content

By studying this Masters, you’ll be well placed to join one of the most performance-driven applications of computer science – the multi-billion pound global games industry. As a graduate, you will work at the top-end of the games industry and will develop computer graphics on high-performance platforms, or write engines for the next generation of games.

Developed in collaboration with a prestigious steering group, this course will build on your computer science knowledge to specialise in computer graphics, where programmers must push computing resources to the limit, using deep understanding of architecture and high-performance programming to generate new levels of graphical realism and visual effects on cutting-edge hardware platforms.

You’ll gain proficiency in low-level programming, a thorough understanding of multi-core and many-core programming techniques, game engine and tool development techniques, and fundamental insight into graphics and the practical techniques used in games.

Designed to meet the needs of industry.

You can be sure that what you learn will be the technical skills required by industry as this course has been developed in collaboration with a prestigious steering group from industry comprising:

Fees and funding

We have five scholarships worth £5,000 to help you towards your fees.

This scholarship is open to all students. You must be self-funding, and not be in receipt of any other University of Leeds scholarships.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Team
Email
pgcomp@leeds.ac.uk