University of Northampton

University of Northampton

Computing (Serious Games)

This specialist course allows students to develop skills and experience in the use of new and emerging technologies. We utilise our facilities to ensure that you receive your training in the use of these technologies within a variety of settings. You will be able to pursue a particular passion during your research dissertation enabling you to tailor your programme to your own interests.

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally hold a recognised 1st or 2nd Class Honours degree from a UK university or international equivalent in a relevant subject. It is assumed that students will have a working knowledge of computers and networks, it is also essential that they have practical hands on experience of at least one programming language. Applicants for whom English is not their 1st language will need to demonstrate that they meet the minimum English language requirement of IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent). If you do not meet standard entry requirements, it is possible to undertake a single module and, upon successful completion of this module, progress to the full MSc qualification.

Course modules

All modules are 20 credit modules except for the dissertation which is a 60 credit module. An MSc is awarded on successful completion of 180 credits (six 20 credit modules and one 60 credit dissertation module). Typical modules: Dissertation; immersive technologies; programming; internet programming; mobile device software development. Please note not that modules in stage two are subject to staff availability and student numbers.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by coursework, oral presentations, group work, practical reports, critical reviews and all students undertake a substantial (15,000 to 20,000 word) independent research thesis.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,200 per Whole course (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 11,700 per Whole course (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 6,200 per Whole course (EU fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 3,350 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 3,350 per Academic year (EU fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Avenue Campus Northampton NN2 6JD East Midlands

Key information

Telephone number: 
0800 3582232