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.
Commercial games studio; games research and development; dissertation by research and development.
We normally require an honours degree of 2.2 or above in Games Technology or similar technical discipline, with a substantial software development component. We can consider applicants who do not meet the normal entry requirement, but who do have relevant professional experience or qualifications. In your application, you should describe in detail your professional experience and qualifications.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£14250||Year 1|
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Bristol, University of the West of England
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Thursday 18th August - 08:30 - 18:00 Friday 19th August - 08:30 - 18:00 Saturday 20th August - 11:00 - 15:00 Sunday 21st August - Closed Monday 22nd August to Thursday 26th August - 09:00 – 17:00 Friday 27th August – 09:00 – 16:30 Saturday 27th August and Monday 29th August - Closed Tuesday 30th August to Thursday 1st September - 09:00 – 17:00 Friday 2nd September – 09:00 – 16:30
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