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Key informationThis course will give you advanced knowledge and skills across a range of topics in computer games technology to kick start your career. If you are already working in the industry the course will update your skills and help you take the next step on the career ladder.Accredited by the BCS, The Chartered Institute for ITBenefits of this courseThe benefits of this course are many and varied and will help you build a thorough understanding of the field and its application across the
This course will give you advanced knowledge and skills across a range of topics in computer games technology to kick start your career. If you are already working in the industry the course will update your skills and help you take the next step on the career ladder.
Accredited by the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
Benefits of this course
The benefits of this course are many and varied and will help you build a thorough understanding of the field and its application across the games industry.
By the end of the programme you will have specialist knowledge of computer graphics, AI, the ability to design and build game engines from scratch, knowledge of the games development process and experience of planning, managing and completing a major games technology project.
You can select to apply for one of the available exit points for this course.
Master of Science (MSc)
Who is this course for?
If you have a passion for computer games and a strong interest in programming, this course is perfect.
The programme will help you build on your undergraduate degree, which should be in a numerate subject with substantial computing content.
Throughout the course you’ll build strong technical skills suitable for professional programming roles in the games industry.
With the advanced knowledge and skills you’ve learnt across a range of topics in games technology you’ll be able to pursue a career in a variety of hi-tech companies.
Professional roles could include:
3D Graphics programmer
Artificial intelligence programmer
Tools and utility programmer
Scripting language programmer.
To apply for this course, you will need to hold a Bachelor's degree with lower second-class honours or above, or overseas equivalent in a numerate subject with substantial computing content. Previous academic and commercial experience is also considered and normally involves programming.
City, University of London is a leading UK university, with a global vision and a commitment to transforming lives through education. It is home to over 20,000 students, 46% of which are studying at postgraduate level and has over 175,000 alumni from over 180 countries.
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The Business School (formerly Cass) is one of City, University of London’s five Schools. Ranked 3rd in London, 6th in the UK and 25th in Europe (Financial Times European Business School ranking 2020), the Business School is part of...