Please note due to the great demand for our programmes early applications are assessed when received and dealt with promptly. Therefore it is advisable to make early applications for an early response. If you do not yet have your final degree results this will not hinder your application as we are happy to issue conditional offer letters in such circumstances.
Digital games comprise a large and fast-growing part of the global entertainment industry. This new masters programme will prepare graduates to become innovators in this exciting field. It provides a multi-disciplinary and well-rounded education in game conception, design and manufacture, uniquely building on the combined expertise of the Digital Media Centre, and the Schools of Media and Computer Science.
This masters programme which was merged with the masters in creative digital media in 2011 provides a thorough grounding in the core skills and knowledge of digital media & gaming technologies and offers specialist production techniques dedicated to the specific needs of the games industry. The course is designed to advance students' employment potential and addresses the specific needs of employment in the various game development industries particularly focusing on the independent game developer and new gaming platforms.
The masters in digital games is a specialisation under a broader masters in creative digital media which provides a number of other possible specialisations for students; these can be broadly categorised into, but not exclusive to, the following;
(1) Digital Games
(2) Interactive Media
(3) Mobile, Smart Device and Dynamic Web Applications Design
Who Should Apply?
The MSc in Digital Games (DT540B) is aimed at those with a career interest in the emerging digital media content industry. It is ideally suited to graduates of diverse disciplines including media, art, and design, and computer science. The programme is also suited to educators, engineers and design practitioners who have a requirement for digital media production techniques. Our typical student mix is 1/3 computing, 1/3 design, 1/3 non digital media. This ensures a vibrant mix of backgrounds and encourages ideas generation.
The programme also caters for those graduates who want to convert into the digital media space and to those with cognate backgrounds to specialize in areas such as Game Development, Mobile & Web App Development and Interactive Media. It provides a thorough grounding in the principles of digital media design and development while at the same time mixes cognate disciplines and levels through innovative team projects, facilitating peer learning and building interdisciplinary awareness, vital to success in any digital media environment.