Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent University

Computer Games Systems

This course is designed to meet the increasing demand for postgraduates with the high level skills needed to help create new computerised games for the leisure and education industries; students have the chance to learn a number of software engineering techniques for games, ranging from low level programming languages for fast games to high level and computer network environments for distributed games; this enables them to build and develop their specialist knowledge in the area(s) of gaming that excite their interest.

Entry requirements

A UK Honours degree (minimum 2.2) or equivalent in computing, technology, engineering or science that includes development of programming skills in Java, C++ or similar; applicants with relevant employment experience or other relevant qualifications are also considered; international students need IELTS 6.5 (with minimum of 5.5 in reading, listening, speaking and writing) or TOEFL iBT 83 (with minimum reading:18, listening:17, speaking: 20, writing: 17). Other English language qualifications may be taken into consideration.

Course modules

Modules include: 3 dimensional games algorithms; computing systems; 3 dimensional asset creation; games prototyping; artificial intelligence for games; advanced software engineering; research methods; major project.

Assessment methods

All modules are assessed by coursework only.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 5,510 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 12,300 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Sandwich including industrial placement £ 2,550 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 2,760 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Clifton Campus Nottingham NG11 8NS East Midlands

Key information

School of Science and Technology Admissions
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0115 848 8351