Abertay University

Abertay University

Games Development

Working closely with a team of experienced academic staff and under the guidance and mentorship of computer games industry representatives, students develop professional skills and knowledge relevant to leadership roles in the computer games industry; students are expected to demonstrate excellence in their specialist area, as well as professionalism, flexibility and adaptability in team working situations, and creativity and innovation in product development.

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree that demonstrates expertise in 1 of the following areas: computer games technology; computer science; computer games design; games production; computer animation; three-dimensional modelling; audio production; there is a residential assessment event where candidates undertake a series of tasks under academic and industry supervision to assess: motivation; applied subject knowledge; creative problem solving; and self-awareness. Applicants whose 1st language is not English should have an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent (CEFR: C1).

Assessment methods

Assessment methods throughout the core modules focus on formative (constant) assessment through regular meetings and discussion sessions, rather than exams; this is to allow students to improve in confidence, communication skills and core discipline skills as they progress, allowing them to try new working practices and approaches as and when they may be required; an emphasis is placed on effective participation as a team player, and in correctly identifying and prioritising a project�s key requirements and challenges.

Sponsorship information

Full tuition fee scholarships are available to Home/EU students only.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MProf Full-time £ 12,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MProf Full-time £ 7,500 per Academic year (rest of UK fees (Scottish courses)) 1 years
MProf Full-time £ 5,100 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
MProf Full-time £ 5,100 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Abertay campus Dundee DD1 1HG Scotland

Key information

Student Recruitment Office
Telephone number: 
01382 308080