This is a technically oriented course for programmers interested in the technology of games. It is suitable for people seeking employment in programming roles within the games industry.
The course focuses on the implementation of real-time 3D applications using the C++ programming language in order to develop your understanding of 3D rendering and shader programming techniques.
You also study low-level hardware architectures for optimisation, including the novel architectures of games consoles and how to exploit them. We teach you project management techniques, including the stages of game production and the structure and operation of the games industry.
This course benefits from strong industry links with companies like Sony Computer Entertainment and Sumo Digital and industry accreditation from Creative Skillset and PlayStation®First. The lecturers have many decades of commercial games industry experience between them and share a passion for developing the next generation of talent.
This course is part of the PlayStation®First Academic Partnership Programme offered by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) and has been awarded PlayStation®First status by fostering best practise in game related development skills across PlayStation® platforms. The programme provides unique access to PlayStation® professional development hardware (dev kits) and software (SDK) to equip students with industry relevant game development skills across PlayStation®4, PlayStation®3, PlayStation®Vita and PlayStation®Portable.
The Steel Minions
Sheffield Hallam University has its own commercially-licensed game studio which provides workplace simulation to students on the University's games degrees. It was the first university studio in the UK to release its own PlayStation® title and has a range of PlayStation, iOS and Android games in development.
Postgraduate certificate modules
Postgraduate diploma modules
Good games software graduates are in high demand, and our course has been developed to meet the needs of the booming entertainment software industry.
We actively support your collaboration with external companies on your practical software development projects. This gives you real experience while learning and could lead directly to you gaining a job with one of these companies.
Develop your managerial style and become a strategic thinker by combining contemporary theory with practice, preparing you for the uncertain economic environment now facing businesses across the world.
If you are a manager or graduate with business experience, this accredited online course will maximise your time for learning. It will give you the opportunity to transform yourself into a confident and adept strategic leader without the requirement to attend lectures.
You will study via web seminars, podcasts, activities and our Online Library. Your tutors will support you and provide feedback through discussion forums, email, live chat, telephone calls and video calling software. We un this course supported by an advanced learning platform and you will have access to technical support.
You will receive an online induction before studying the essential subjects of contemporary marketing, accounting and human resource management and then moving on to advanced strategic concepts and specialisms. Finally, you will focus on your professional practice, integrating all the elements you have studied within a consultancy project.
Research Excellence Framework 2014
Research Excellence Framework 2014: twice as many of our staff - 220 - were entered into the research assessment for 2014 compared to the number entered in 2008.
Wherever and whenever, at home or in the office, this is an easily accessible course built for your convenience. If you're presently employed in industry you can apply your enhanced expertise immediately in the workplace, progressing with your career while also benefitting your organisation.
The online delivery of this course ensures that learning is always within easy reach and without travel costs. It's an opportunity to combine work and study, earning while you learn, or perhaps even furthering your education during a career break. We'll encourage you to appreciate your current strengths and areas for development, gaining an insight into both your leadership skills and the management challenges you face. We help you apply new decisive leadership methods which enable you to raise your game and inspire your people, devising practical solutions to any leadership challenges you may face at any organisation, anywhere in world.
Here's what you'll need: To study this course you will need to use Windows, Mac OS or an i-Pad. If you're working on a PC, laptop or Mac you will require a 56k modem or higher with soundcard and speakers. Windows users will need version 7, XP or Vista and have access to Firefox, Chrome or Microsoft Internet Explorer. Mac users will need the OS X or higher version and access to Apple Safari, while if you intend to study via an i-Pad it will need to be the iOS 5.1 or a latest version.
The University is an approved centre for the Institute of Directors and our MBA programme can be used as a platform to becoming a Chartered Director. You will be in a position to take up management positions in all sectors and industries, and you will be able to provide the effective direction and leadership that all organisations, whether in the UK or overseas, need.
We have designed this online course to meet the learning needs of managers and professionals working in the events industry. It is also suitable if you have a first degree in an unrelated subject and want to specialise in events management.
You will advance your expertise in the strategic planning and management of large and complex events. Your knowledge will be honed by studying the management of worldwide events, ensuring you will be able to address the many industry changes and difficult challenges facing today's events managers.
Our Virtual Learning Environment will provide access to all the support and resources you will need, so you will be able to study at your own pace and from wherever you are in the world. To help you fit your studies around work and personal commitments, you will study one module each semester.
Modules are taught on a rolling basis, with new and existing students learning together and from each other, sharing their experience and knowledge via our Virtual Learning Environment.
The University has been given a five-star rating for our academic work in Hospitality & Leisure Management by QS, the international higher education benchmarking agency.
TEACHING AND LEARNING
This course is delivered by online learning and teaching methods focus on online materials. However, there is variety and diversity in the teaching methods deployed as they match the aims and learning outcomes of each module.
An online induction programme is provided in the first week of the course to ensure you are fully equipped to operate effectively throughout your studies. You will be supported by e-tutors and the distance learning team including administrative and course leader support.
A range of materials are provided to support your learning and include a programme specification, student and module handbooks and online learning tools. These include online and audio recorded lectures, PowerPoint presentations, directed reading in preparation for lectures, online journals and reports, online individual and group tutoring via web cam, and chat rooms for students and staff.
Here's what you'll need
To study this course you will need to use Windows, Mac OS or an i-Pad. If you're working on a PC, laptop or Mac you will require a 56k modem or higher with soundcard and speakers. Windows users will need version 7, XP or Vista and have access to Firefox, Chrome or Microsoft Internet Explorer. Mac users will need the OS X or higher version and access to Apple Safari, while if you intend to study via an iPad it will need to be the iOS 5.1 or a latest version.
The UK Centre for Events Management is the world's leading provider of events education, consultancy and research. Our specialist team draws together academics and events professionals who have designed and developed cutting-edge courses that are informed by industry and research.
Our staff are engaged in research and consultancy work, publishing their findings in textbooks and journals of international standing.
UKCEM is recognised as a Centre of Excellence for Events Management by the National Skills Academy for Sport and Active Leisure. Our courses are also accredited by the Institute of Hospitality and are recognised by the National Outdoor Events Associated, the British Hospitality Association and by EUROCHRIE.
You will be equipped for a wide variety of senior management and strategic planning positions within the events industry in the UK and overseas. Former students now hold jobs in senior roles in conferencing and events.
The MLitt in International Security Studies is a one year taught postgraduate programme run by the School of International Relations.
The programme consists of four taught modules taken over two semesters and a 15,000-word dissertation in an area of your choice. The two compulsory modules, International Security Studies and Critical Security Studies, will ground you in both long-standing and contemporary approaches to security issues.
Modules are taught through a mixture of lectures, seminars and tutorials with average lecture sizes ranging from 20 to 30 students and tutorial sizes ranging from 1 to 15 students. Assessment methods include a combination of examination and coursework.
Every MLitt student is assigned a dissertation supervisor who will advise on the choice of subject and provide guidance throughout the research process.
All International Security Studies MLitt students take two compulsory and two optional modules over the course of the programme.
The modules in this programme have varying methods of delivery and assessment. For more details of each module, including weekly contact hours, teaching methods and assessment, please see the latest module catalogue which is for the 2017–2018 academic year; some elements may be subject to change for 2018 entry.