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Masters degrees in Games allow postgraduates to specialise in the study of modern computer entertainment systems and the design techniques behind computerised and digital gaming.
Courses range from taught MA and MSc degrees, to research oriented MRes and MPhil programmes. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Computer Science or Design Technology.
Depending on your interests, a Masters in Games can either be more design focused, or more computer science based. MA courses are typically more artistic or creative, while MSc courses offer more practical training in computing technology and gaming software.
There is however a lot of crossover with these courses, and training covers game creation and development from inception to delivery. This includes methods in 2D and 3D design, character creation, storytelling, CGI (computer-generated imagery) and animation, computing systems, sound recording, clipping and mixing.
User-centred development is a key component on all courses, with gaming formats including videogames, virtual reality, and mobile technology such as apps being explored. Consideration is also given to gaming ethics, financial management and business strategies.
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Channel your creativity and join a multi-skilled team to develop the next generation of video games. On our arts-based MA, you’ll join the vibrant games and technology community based here in Cambridge that includes ARM, Frontier Developments, Jagex and Ninja Theory. Read more
Take your computer game development skills to the next level. Study, plan, produce and test games in our specialist studios. Working alongside students from our Computer Games Development Art course, you’ll gain experience in multi-disciplinary working and create an advanced portfolio. Read more
By studying this Masters, you’ll be well placed to join one of the most performance-driven applications of computer science – the multi-billion pound global games industry. Read more
Do you want to create your own games? Could you run your own games company? NFTS Games aims to give you everything you need to make high-quality games across a range of styles, formats and platforms. Read more
This Master's in Commercial Games Development provides students with an intellectual experience of study in the field of games technology. Read more
On this brave independent games programme focusing on game design, games find purchase in the creative arts to engage conversation, inspire personal expression and explore our world. Read more
If you too are interested in a career in games design, our brand new Master of Design (MDes) programme in Games Design and Development allows you to explore your own creativity, develop game ideas, and launch your own games The School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences is delighted to introduce a new Master of Design (MDes) programme in Games Design and Development, available for 2019 entry. Read more
Serious games and virtual reality represent a large, and actively growing, industry – the application of modern games technology in a wide range of areas around medicine, training, education, security and beyond. Read more
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. Read more
The School of Computing at the University of Leeds has a global reputation for teaching excellence, with over 700 students from 50 countries studying with us. We are members of the Alan Turing Institute, as well as having close links to the Leeds Institute of Data Analytics, Robotics Leeds, and Leeds Institute for Fluid Dynamics research groups.