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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Wrexham

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1.5 years

Course summary

Overview of the programme

Wrexham Glyndwr University is a multi-UK-award winning games development centre (Tranzfuser Hub of the Year 2018, UK Contributor of the Year 2018, Tranzfuser Award 2018) and is top-rated across the UK for indie game development support.

Computer game development remains one of the fastest-growing industries in the digital technology sector, and as such, there is an increasing demand for technical specialists, managers and consultants.

This course is designed to take technical development, management and entrepreneurial skills to a level required to access higher technical and managerial positions within studios, along with the necessary skills to create and maintain viable games/media businesses.

Building on the strong foundation of our successful Game Development programme, this course enjoys the benefits of close industry engagement with regular visits and guest speakers as part of an integrated programme of presentations, discussion groups and social events.

Our graduates are employed by some of the worlds most recognisable brands such as Ubisoft, Sony, Nintendo, Rockstar and Travellers Tales. We also work hard to support graduates who choose to set up their own games studios based within our innovative business incubation centre.

A key element of the course is its emphasis on blending advanced technical development with strong management and sustainable business skills. Through our unique Business Accelerator initiative, we deliver industry standard theory and practice allowing students to gain valuable experience of the business planning and finance along with the management of a game studio.

KEY COURSE FEATURES

Regular contact with games and media industry professionals through guest lectures, seminars and local & national events
Enhance your game design, development and analytical skills
Learn how to develop strong games/media business plans along with leadership and management skills
Access to our in-house business incubation centre (The Enterprise Lounge)
You will be taught by an award-winning teaching team with professional industry backgrounds and experience
Work with the latest technology in two specialist game development studios dedicated to designing, production, motion capture, VR and analysis tools
You will have the opportunity to train as a mentor and work with undergraduate students to provide support and play a critical role in their development process.

ASSESSMENT & TEACHING

This course is portfolio focussed and as such, there are no formal exams. Instead, students will focus on developing technical and theoretical skills via practical assignments and research & development activities.

Assessment methods include the production of digital (and non-digital) games, writing technical and academic papers, compiling and analysing data, giving presentations, writing strategic business plans, producing 3D professionally optimised 3D models and game assets.

Postgraduate games students are required to demonstrate advanced critical analysis and development skills as part of key assessment outcomes.

CAREER PROSPECTS

The Careers & Zone at Wrexham Glyndŵr University is there to help you make decisions and plan the next steps towards a bright future. From finding work or further study to working out your interests, skills and aspirations, they can provide you with the expert information, advice and guidance yo

Tuition fees

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£ 12,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Glyndwr University, Wrexham

  • University League Table

    126th

  • Campus address

    Glyndwr University, Wrexham, Plas Coch, Mold Road, Wrexham, Wrexham, LL11 2AW, Wales

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    97th out of 110 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    93 39%

    106th

    17
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65 65%

    97th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.10 82%

    20th

    7

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