MSc Games Development and Design is designed to build on students’ existing computer programming skills to provide the knowledge and skills to develop contemporary video games, using a variety of advanced tools and platforms, such as virtual reality. Industry context is an important aspect of this programme, and students also study game design topics which are applicable to industry work and independent game creation, as well as research techniques appropriate for further postgraduate study. This is underpinned by the industry experience of our staff, many of which have either been employed in the games industry, or have current active connections with industry. The course is informed by the work of staff who specialise in games, either with industry experience or from their research backgrounds in relevant areas. It is further supported by the Lincoln Games Research Network which connects staff with an interest in games across the University and beyond, providing a rich source of input and perspectives. Guest speakers from industry, both from games companies and other related areas, will contribute to the Frontiers of Games Research module. This is designed to help students to develop industry perspectives, and better prepare them for employment or further study.
For the most up to date module information, please visit the course page for this programme on our website. Some programmes provide you with the opportunity to focus your study in a particular area through optional modules. Timetabling arrangements may limit the availability of some optional modules to some students. As the options often reflect staff research interests, they may alter over time due to staff availability.
The programme may be assessed through a variety of means, including in-class tests, coursework, projects and examinations. The final stage research project provides the opportunity to specialise and to complete a piece of work of significant complexity.
First or second class honours degree in a discipline involving a significant element of computer programming, such as Computer Science, Engineering, or other Science and Technology subjects. International students will require English Language at IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each element, or equivalent.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Whole course|
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