Take your computer game development skills to the next level. Gain experience in multi-disciplinary working in our specialist studios and create an advanced portfolio.
Already have an ARU degree? You may be eligible for our Alumni Scholarship for students starting postgraduate courses.
Skilled games designers are in high demand, with the value of the UK's games industry reaching £7.05 billion in 2022. (Source: UKIE)
If you have a first degree in computer science or a similar technical degree, our MSc Computer Games Development (Computing) will give you the skills and confidence to create advanced level games.
Accredited by TIGA, our course will allow you to study, plan, produce and test games, and gain the technical design skills to publish successfully across a range of platforms.
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As a Computer Games student at ARU, you’ll benefit from:
Our dedicated Computer Graphics Technical Officer will be on hand to offer training and support. You can also get training in the use of all our creative facilities.
Our new digital workshop includes a variety of computer aided manufacturing machines, helping you learn up to date manufacturing and design processes as well as supporting many traditional techniques. These technologies include:
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Meanwhile, Present is an exhibition that you curate for yourself. Explore the work of our graduating students in this eye-catching virtual degree show.
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Our course is accredited by TIGA, the trade association representing the gaming industry in the UK.
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It can take up to three years to create a game, from initial concept to the finished product. One game can involve up to 200 professionals working as a team.
As a game developer, you could design the visual styling as well as how it plays. You could be involved with animation, creating audio, programming, testing and producing.
Our MSc Computer Games Development (Computing) will also equip you to develop ‘serious’ games. These are used in rehabilitation, education and training, defence, science, health, city planning and engineering.
You could also go into marketing, teaching or general technology.
While you’re studying here and after you graduate, you can access support through our dedicated Employability Service.
Graduation doesn’t have to be the end of your time with us. You could choose to continue your academic career with a research programme at ARU, such as our PhD Computer Science. Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship and save £400 on your fees.
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