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Computer Science with Games Technology MSci (Hons)

City, University of London

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  • Qualification

    Master of Science (with Honours) - Msci (Hon)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

This integrated master's degree will prepare you for a career in the dynamic computer game sector. You’ll learn how computer games are built and work, and discover how to solve programming problems related to game development. It is your most direct route to Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.This degree is suitable for those who want to apply their imagination to complex programming problems, while working in a creative, dynamic and successful area of British industry and are looking for a successful career in technical computing, with interests in the various roles directly and indirectly connected gaming and graphics. The course is accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT and TIGA, a non-profit UK trade association representing the UK’s games industry.City’s Computer Science with Games Technology MSci (Hons) course focuses on developing your expertise in software and programming before giving you the opportunity to gain advanced knowledge of game engine architectures, computer graphics and game design, including the specialist skills needed for building computer game software.You will study at master’s level in your fourth year, learning alongside our internationally renowned researchers at the cutting edge of the subject.- Gain the skills for a career in the thriving computer games sector, applying your computing expertise in a creative, dynamic and desirable industry- Boost your professional credibility, employability and earning potential with a degree that satisfies the academic requirements for CEng status- Become proficient in a broad range of programming languages and cutting-edge games programming techniques- Boost your employability with an optional one-year work placement: past students have worked for Sony, PlayStation, Disney, Microsoft and Goldhawk Interactive- Study in City’s computing labs, which include the latest hardware and software, such as state-of-art NVidia GPUs- Gain three years of professional experience with our innovative Professional Pathway Scheme, combining paid employment and study.The School has its own dedicated placements team with over 20 years of experience in providing on-hand placement and internship support as well as guidance for students throughout their studies. Placements are highly encouraged at City. Students that complete a placement year benefit from gaining professional experience working on real-life projects and are also more likely to achieve higher grades, secure a graduate-level job and earn a higher salary. In recent years students from our computer science courses have been able to obtain placements at leading companies within their chosen field such as IBM, PlayStation, Disney, Microsoft and Goldman Sachs.City's unique location provides excellent work experience opportunities at nearby Tech City. Careers include working as a key technical specialist in the computer games industry or as a business analyst, web developer, technical architect, user experience designer or helpdesk engineer. A broad knowledge of computer science and sophisticated programming skills also make graduates attractive to employers in other industries.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 18,210per year

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University information

City, University of London

  • University League Table

    54th

  • Campus address

    City, University of London, Northampton Square, City of London, EC1V 0HB, England

City is one of the most international UK universities. Students are from over 160 countries, creating a diverse, cosmopolitan university community.
City's supportive alumni network stretches across the globe. They help those thinking of moving to London and organise in-country events after graduation.
City's international student advice team give guidance on the application process, answers questions on visa and immigration issues and check visa documents.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    67th out of 113 20

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    124 56%

    66th

    10
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80.0 80%

    66th

    39
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.69 74%

    103rd

    31

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