Taught course

Commercial Games Development

Institution
University of the West of England, Bristol · Department of Computer Science and Creative Technologies
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Please see our website for more information on entry requirements.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This Masters in Commercial Games Development provides students with an intellectual experience of study in the field of games technology. Developed and delivered by staff with both technical and commercial expertise, you will be engaged in advanced research and enterprise activity within PlayWest, UWE Bristol's in-house commercial games studio.

Designed to meet the increasing shortage of technically adept games developers and programmers, the course also offers a unique pathway of advanced professional development.

During the course, you will develop a portfolio of live commercial and technical projects, gaining practical experience, academic skills and a deeper awareness of commercial processes.

A rich stream of live PlayWest research and development projects with industry partners that have previously included Rolls-Royce Aerospace and Bloodhound SSC, allows you to explore the use of games technology as well as virtual and augmented reality for real-world applications.

As well as giving equal weight to both the research component and the games development component, the course aims to establish an essential bridge between ground-breaking academic research and the entertainment software industry itself, often overlooked or misunderstood by both.

Industry-ready skills

By helping students form strong professional identities as developer-practitioners, graduates will be well prepared to step into roles within the games industry, academia and other emergent fields of games technology for the real world.

The degree provides an immersion into enterprise, cutting edge technologies and practice. Along with practical skills, it gives students a thorough understanding of what is required to operate within a commercial entity.

Unique study facilities

PlayWest is one of only a handful of in-house studios that hold full TIGA accreditation and PlayStation First partnership.

The studio is involved in live, high-impact work with a growing list of exciting industry partners.

For up to date list of modules and course delivery please visit our website.

We hold a number of University-wide open evenings as well as a number of subject specific events throughout the year for anyone considering postgraduate and professional study. Visit http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/whatson/opendays/postgraduateopendays.aspx

Fees and funding

Please see our postgraduate funding pages for more information.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
UWE Admissions
Email
admissions@uwe.ac.uk
Phone
+44(0)117 32 83333