MSc in Games Programming
This MSc provides a broad education
in computer game design, development and technology, with a special
emphasis on programming. It develops the skills and knowledge
necessary to pursue a successful career in industries specialising
in the creation and distribution of leisure and entertainment
computing technologies, using computer games development methods
and techniques as a vehicle for introducing the theoretical,
intellectual, creative and dynamic aspects of computing.
Graduates from this MSc will have a
skill set which is in demand across the software development
industry and the technology sector.
Creative Skillset is the industry
body which accredits creative media courses in the UK.
Creative Skillset supports skills and training in this area, which
includes computer games. Our MSc in Games Programming
has is recognised by Creative Skillset, Sector Skills Council
and carries the Creative Skillset Tick for the purposes of
indicating courses best suited to prepare for a Creative Industries
Graduates who studied on the
games degrees in the Department of Computer Science have gone
on to have successful careers in the games industry. Our Games Hall of
Fame lists a selection of games on which our graduates
This MSc combines a broad
introduction to game development with an in-depth study of the
technical aspects of game programming and production. You study
advanced programming methods and apply them to computer game
problems. These include real-time graphics, artificial intelligence
and the use of applied physics. In addition, you gain an
understanding of, and the ability to implement, fundamental
algorithms relating to 3D graphics (including ray tracing,
radiosity, lighting, shadows, reflections, transparency, and
texture mapping and rendering) and specific programming methods for
different gaming platforms.
The structure and content of the degree programmes
are subject to continual change, as we ensure the
syllabus maintains its relevance for tomorrow's
BAFTA Scholarship Programme
Applicants for this course are eligible to apply for one of
the Prince William Scholarships in
Film, Television, and Games, run by BAFTA (the British Academy
of Film and Television Arts).
Each scholarship provides up to £10,000 to cover one year's
course fees, an industry mentor, and free access to BAFTA events
around the UK. It also includes the possibility of a funded
work placement within the Warner Brothers group.
The online application form is here. The deadline for
applications is Monday 17th June. Queries should be directed to
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