High-Performance Graphics and Games Engineering at University of Leeds - UCAS

University of Leeds

Degree level: Postgraduate

High-Performance Graphics and Games Engineering (Taught)

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Course summary

By studying this Masters degree, you’ll be well placed to join one of the most performance-driven applications of computer science – the multi-billion pound global games industry. As a graduate, you'll work at the top-end of the games industry and will develop computer graphics on high-performance platforms or write engines for the next generation of games. Developed in collaboration with a prestigious steering group, this course will build on your computer science knowledge to specialise in computer graphics, where programmers must push computing resources to the limit, using deep understanding of architecture and high-performance programming to generate new levels of graphical realism and visual effects on cutting-edge hardware platforms. You’ll gain proficiency in low-level programming, a thorough understanding of multi-core and many-core programming techniques, game engine and tool development techniques, and fundamental insight into graphics and the practical techniques used in games. Why study at Leeds:

  • Learn the latest innovations in areas such as artificial intelligence, computational science and engineering, computational medicine and distributed systems from our world-leading research conducted right here on campus that feeds directly into the course.
  • Benefit from studying at a university that is a partner of the Alan Turing Institute, the UK’s national institute for data science and artificial intelligence.
  • Advance your knowledge in high-performance graphics and games engineering, building an extensive technical skill set recognised and sought after in the gaming industry.
  • Build industry experience and conduct your own individual project which focuses on a real-world topic of your choice, giving you the chance to develop professional skills in research and critical thinking.
  • Access a wide range of industry-standard specialist facilities including hardware like virtual reality headsets and workstations with high-end GPUs to act as DirectX12 and Vulkan games development platforms.
  • Experience expert theoretical and practical teaching delivered by a programme team made up of academics and researchers who are actively engaged in cutting-edge research and part of the Visualization and Computer Graphics research group.
  • Benefit from close links with the games industry, including input from our industrial steering group and the opportunity to participate in the annual Game Republic student showcase.
  • Enhance your career prospects and join our successful alumni who have secured jobs in many excellent organisations worldwide.
  • Study in the Sir William Henry Bragg building, a brand-new development providing excellent facilities and teaching spaces for an outstanding student experience.
  • Make the most of your time at Leeds by joining CompSoc, where you can meet like-minded undergraduate and postgraduate students in the School of Computing through fortnightly events covering a range of activities including socials, sports and Hackathons!

Assessment method

You’ll be assessed using a range of techniques including case studies, technical reports, presentations, in-class tests, assignments and exams. Optional modules may also use alternative assessment methods.

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in computer science or a demonstrably equivalent qualification. Relevant work experience will also be considered. We expect you to have strong programming skills, including familiarity with C++. Prior exposure to the mathematics relevant to computer graphics, in particular linear algebra, is strongly recommended.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Fees are listed on our website: https://courses.leeds.ac.uk/i070/high-performance-graphics-and-games-engineering-msc Scholarships: International Masters Excellence Scholarship: https://eps.leeds.ac.uk/computing/dir-record/scholarships/4524/school-of-computing-international-masters-excellence-scholarship
High-Performance Graphics and Games Engineering at University of Leeds - UCAS