Entry requirements

The standard entry requirement for this programme is an honours degree of at least 2:2 classification in a Computer Science related subject area, or equivalent in any science-based degree with a strong computing element.

Applicants with substantial commercial or industrial experience, or graduates coming from non-computing backgrounds may be accepted, subject to interview and references.

Months of entry


Course content

This course is designed to take technical development, management and entrepreneurial skills to a level required to access higher technical and managerial positions within studios, along with the necessary skills to create and maintain viable games/media businesses.

  • Building on the strong foundation of our successful Game Development programme, this course enjoys the benefits of close industry engagement, with regular visits and guest speakers as part of an integrated programme of presentations, discussion groups and social events.
  • A key element of the course is its emphasis on blending advanced technical development with strong management and sustainable business skills. Through our unique Business Accelerator initiative, we deliver industry standard theory and practice allowing students to gain valuable experience of the business planning and finance along with the management of a game studio.

Key course features

  • Regular contact with games and media industry professionals through guest lectures, seminars and local & national events.
  • Enhance your game design, development and analytical skills.
  • Learn how to develop strong games/media business plans along with leadership and management skills.
  • Access to our in-house business incubation centre (The Enterprise Lounge).
  • You will be taught by an award-winning teaching team with professional industry backgrounds and experience.
  • Work with the latest technology in two specialist game development studios dedicated to designing, production, motion capture, VR and analysis tools.
  • You will have the opportunity to train as a mentor and work with undergraduate students to provide support and play a critical role in their development process.

Fees and funding

UK students

You do not have to pay your tuition fees upfront.

Wrexham University’s tuition fees for 2024/25 for MSc Computer Game Development are £5940.

The fees you pay and the support available will depend on a number of different factors. Full information can be found on our fees & finance pages.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    30 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details