Staffordshire University

Staffordshire University

Computer Games Programming

This course has been designed to build on the computing knowledge gained in your undergraduate studies, enabling you to move into games programming and gain an in-depth knowledge of related specialised areas. The award covers a range of topics including: 3D graphics using DirectX, Artificial Intelligence, Physics, Low level PlayStation 3 and 4 programming, and software engineering for games. Practical classes are taught using new high spec computers, mobile devices, and games consoles including the Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 and 4. By studying on this award, you will be at the heart of these exciting and innovative developments, and equipped for a future and promising career in this area. There is also the opportunity to complete a placement in the games industry.

Course modules

Taught modules cover game engine programming and architecture, real-time graphics for games, low level techniques and optimisation, game artificial intelligence, concurrent and multiplayer game programming, professional games development, and research techniques. The main programming language is C++.

Assessment methods

Throughout your course you will create games for a variety of computer and console platforms, mobile devices, and networked systems, both individually and in teams, building up a portfolio of work to show to potential employers. You will learn research methods and write a research proposal, and will then undertake a dissertation in an area of game programming which interests you.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 12,300 per (Year 1) 18 Months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,200 per (Year 1) 18 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Staffordshire University (Stoke-on-Trent Campus) ST4 2DE West Midlands

Get in touch

Remember to mention TARGETpostgrad when contacting universities.

Key information

Contact: 
Admissions
Telephone number: 
01782294400