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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Wrexham

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    1.5 years

Course summary

Overview of the programme

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.

CAREER PROSPECTS

Our Careers & Employability service 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 you need. Once you successfully complete the MSc programme, your higher level skills in 3D modelling & sculpting, systems analysis, programming and application design will qualify you to work in a variety of higher level roles within this industry. Given the business and entrepreneurship skills acquired on the course, some postgraduates opt to start their own game studios with the support of our Business Incubation Centre, as part of the Business Accelerator Programme.

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. In addition, the technical skills acquired on the course allow graduates to pursue careers at higher level positions in many mainstream computing areas such as IT support, consultancy and internet and e-commerce applications development.

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

    128th

  • Campus address

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

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    89th out of 113 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    112 50%

    89th

    17
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78.0 78%

    75th

    22
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.99 80%

    41st

    21

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