MSc Computer GamesUniversity of Essex
About this program
MSc Computer Games
Both for entertainment and for more serious purposes such as virtual reality training, computer games, gamification and games intelligences are increasingly important in today’s world. This is your opportunity to turn your passion into a career.
At Essex we specialise in virtual worlds, machine learning, artificial intelligence and high-level games design and development. On our course, you develop both theoretical and practical knowledge of computer games. Our flexible approach allows you to fill gaps in your knowledge and brush up on a variety of languages, making sure you’re ready to bring your designs to life.
You explore topics including:
- Game design
- Game AI
- 3D games development
- Mobile app programming
- Physics-based games
Our School is a community of scholars leading the way in technological research and development. Today’s computer scientists are creative people who are focused and committed, yet restless and experimental. We are home to many of the world’s top scientists, and our work is driven by creativity and imagination as well as technical excellence. That's why we are ranked 6th in the UK for research power in computer science (Times Higher Education research power measure, Research Excellence Framework 2021).
UK entry requirements
We will consider applicants with a 2:2 degree in one of the following subjects:
- Computer science
- Computer Engineering
- Computer Networks
- Computer Games
- Software Engineering
With at least one other computer related module e.g Database,Web Development, Software Engineering, Operating System, Computer Architecture, Computer systems.
A 2.2 degree in:
- Electronic Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- IT/Information Technology
- Telecommunication Engineering
- Information Engineering
- Mechatronic Engineering
With at least one Maths module e.g. Mathematics, Calculus, Algebra, Differential equations, Probability and statistics, Signal and systems, Control theory, Control systems, Computer systems, Embedded systems, Microprocessors.
And 1 programming module such as C, C#, C++, Java, Python, Object oriented programming, Advanced programming, * 1 math module such as Mathematics, Calculus, Algebra, Differential equations, etc.
International & EU entry requirements
We accept a wide range of qualifications from applicants studying in the EU and other countries. Get in touch with any questions you may have about the qualifications we accept. Remember to tell us about the qualifications you have already completed or are currently taking.
English language requirements
IELTS 6.0 overall with a minimum component score of 5.5
If you do not meet our IELTS requirements then you may be able to complete a pre-sessional English pathway that enables you to start your course without retaking IELTS.
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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- MSc Project and DissertationGame Artificial Intelligence
- Game Artificial Intelligence
- Physics-Based Games
- Mobile and Social Application Programming
- Professional Practice and Research Methodology
- Group Project (Incorporating a Game Jam)
- Game Design
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.
- Courses provide a thorough and up-to-date knowledge of the theory, methods and applications of computer science
- Core components combined with optional modules, to enable you to gain either in-depth specialisation or a breadth of understanding
- Our postgraduates are encouraged to attend conferences and seminars, as well as engage with the wider research community
- Home/UK fee: £10,480
- International fee: £20,350
Accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT for the purposes of partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional.
Accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.
Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Candidates must hold a CEng accredited BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree to comply with full CEng registration requirements.
This course is currently being considered for Partial CEng/IEng accreditation by The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). Formal accreditation can only be granted after an accreditation visit and approval from the IET’s Academic Accreditation Committee. If accreditation is granted this may be backdated to the 2021-22 intake.
Graduates of our School go on to work for giants in the field such as Intel and Panasonic, but the corporate route isn’t for everyone. Some of the most exciting and innovative work in the field is being developed by small start-up companies. Our optional business module focuses on developing your entrepreneurial spirit, teaching you how to apply your technical and creative skills to your own venture.
Our recent graduates have progressed to a variety of senior positions in industry and academia.
We also work with the university’s Employability and Careers Centre to help you find out about further work experience, internships, placements, and voluntary opportunities.
About this institute
University of Essex
We are Essex: home to the ambitious and the inquisitive. We are proud to be top 39 in the Complete University Guide (2022), a past University of the Year (THE) and internationally recognised for Social Sciences. We're committed to two...
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