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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Park Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

What is Game Development MSc?

Developed by industry veterans this Master’s in Game Development provides you with the skills you need to gain an edge in the competitive world of videogame development. Your mentors have a combined experience of more than 30 years in the games industry, having worked on AAA franchises including Crysis, Star Wars: Battlefront, Prey, Sniper Elite, Aliens vs. Predator and Bioshock.

Building on your existing skills in art, programming or games design - this course offers you the flexibility to choose the topics that interest you and will help you specialise within a particular field. Topics include technical art, procedural generation algorithms, photogrammetry, environment design, machine learning, data analytics, game theory and design.

Study style

Building on your established knowledge in a computer science or game-related subject, you’ll explore specialist topics through lectures and tutorial sessions. You’ll be assessed through coursework to give you an additional portfolio piece - to further increase your employability.

In the third semester, you have the option of embarking on a summer industry placement, putting the skills you’ve learned into action inside a professional game development company.

Possible careers

Graduates from this course can go on to work as:

  • Technical Artist
  • Game Programmer
  • 3D Modeller
  • Software Engineer
  • 3D Animator
  • Game Designer
  • 2D Artist.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,700per year

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

University information

University of Gloucestershire

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  • Campus address

    University of Gloucestershire, The Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 2RH, England

A diverse and inclusive community, welcoming students from over 60 countries worldwide.
Placements, internships, trips and career experiences help prepare students for success after graduation.
A wide range of bursaries and merit scholarships are available for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    96th out of 113 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    117 52%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80.0 80%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.92 78%



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