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Computer Games Development and Technology MSc by Research, MPhil, PhD

Abertay University

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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Abertay University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    JUN, OCT

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

Overview

This is a potential research degree area, subject to the approval of the University. If you are interested in undertaking a research degree in this area.

Games Development and Technology research considers the development of software and hardware applications of computer games, including but not limited to: computer graphics programming, programming of AI for games, exploration of player interaction and gameplay systems, development for games platforms, and the creation of new and experimental games controllers and hardware.

Research in this field draws upon supervisory expertise from within the School of Design and Informatics, including academics with track record in mathematics, computer science, games programming, and games industry experience. Applications can encompass not only the games and related industries, for example through development of new tools, techniques, and approaches to game development and technology, but also other fields that can benefit from advanced interactive applications and computer graphics.

Abertay University is the lead partner for InGAME: Innovation for Games and Media Enterprise, an AHRC-funded R&D centre for Dundee’s games cluster. Postgraduate students at the University will have access to research and development opportunities, as well as contact with professionals working within the games industry. Dundee is one of the UK’s oldest and most successful games hubs, and we have longstanding relationships with local, national and international game studios.

Our research degrees

You have the option of studying an MSc by Research, an MPhil or a PhD.

When deciding which degree is right for you, you should consider the level of commitment required, the duration, cost and your career aspirations.

That being said, our research degrees are flexible. You can begin an MSc or an MPhil and then seek to transfer to a PhD without having to start your project all over again. You can also switch from full-time to part-time study, and vice versa.

PhD

The award of the Doctor of Philosophy demonstrates that the main focus of your work is your personal contribution to knowledge in your discipline or field, through original research or the original application of existing knowledge.

How long is a PhD?

If you are studying full-time, you are expected to complete the award in 36 months. The minimum period to receive this is award is 24 months and the maximum is 48 months.

If you are studying part-time, you are expected to complete the award in 48 months. The minimum period to receive this award on a part-time basis is 72 months and the maximum is 96 months.

Application deadline

30/04/21, 31/08/21

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,750per year

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

University information

Abertay University

  • University League Table

    109th

  • Campus address

    Abertay University, Bell Street, Dundee, Dundee, City Of, DD1 1HG, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    60th out of 113 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    144 65%

    31st

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80.0 80%

    66th

    2
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.19 84%

    10th

    36

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