Taught course

Computing (Serious Games)

University of Northampton · School of Applied Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally hold a recognised first or second class honours degree from a UK university or international equivalent in a relevant subject. It is assumed that students will have a working knowledge of computers and networks, it is also essential that they have practical hands on experience of at least one programming language. Applicants for whom English is not their first language will need to demonstrate that they meet the minimum English language requirement of IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent). If you do not meet our standard entry requirements, it is possible to undertake a single module and, upon successful completion of this module, progress to the full MSc qualification, contact us at science.admin@northampton.ac.uk to discuss this option.

Months of entry


Course content

This specialist course allows you to develop your skills and experience in the use of new and emerging technologies. We utilise our state of the art facilities to ensure that you receive your training in the use of these technologies within a variety of settings. You will be able to pursue a particular passion during your research dissertation enabling you to tailor your programme to your own interests.

This programme is a collaboration between the Department of Computing and Immersive Technologies and the Department of Engineering at the University of Northampton. Consequently, you will have the opportunity to work with a diverse range of industrial partners. The theoretical basis of this course is reinforced by strong practical elements as well as close ties with industrial partners thus allowing you to develop the skills and experience necessary to succeed in your chosen career.

All modules are 20 credit modules except for the dissertation which is a 60 credit module. An MSc is awarded on successful completion of 180 credits (six 20 credit modules and one 60 credit dissertation module).

Course modules (16/17):
  • Dissertation
  • Immersive Technologies
  • Programming
  • Mobile Device Software Development
  • Media Techniques
  • Modelling for Serious Games

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

01604 735500