University of Portsmouth
Computer Games Technology
A minimum of a second-class honours degree in Computing or an art-based subject with a significant computing component, or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications. An online portfolio submission may be required as part of the selection process. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.
On this course we promote careful planning, implementation, evaluation and reflection on subject-related issues, while at the same time encouraging you to build on your creative and technical games development expertise.
The course provides you with the opportunity to research, design and develop a major computer games artefact, prototype or study. In addition to one-to-one academic guidance from two project supervisors, the lifecycle of your project is also supported by self-directed taught units from start to finish, currently covering topics such as:
Project Context and Definition: Identifying the background, scope and context of your project, and formulating a project plan.
Professional, Academic and Research Development: Identifying your own strengths, areas for development and refined career goals.
Project Design and Development: Shaping the project as it comes together, and responding proactively to development issues.
Project Evaluation and Resolution: Acting upon feedback from the project to refine the outcome, before reflecting upon and evaluating your success.
Teaching and Assessment:
The course is bespoke, focusing on your own chosen project. You are supported regularly via taught units and workshops by academic staff, as well as via guidance received throughout the project from two project supervisors. There are ample opportunities for peer feedback too, so you have plenty of channels through which you can gauge your progress.
How are you assessed?
Your overall assessment for your MSc will is conducted implicitly using the taught units. By completing the assessments for the taught units you contribute to your overall project grade, with the added benefit that after each taught unit you receive personalised feedback on how the project might be improved.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2016||GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (England)||1 years|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2016||GBP 12,100 per Year 1 (International)||1 years|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2016||GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland)||1 years|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2016||GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Scotland)||1 years|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2016||GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Wales)||1 years|
|MSc||Part-time||September 2016||GBP 3,400 per Year 1 (England)||2 years|
|MSc||Part-time||September 2016||GBP 8,070 per Year 1 (International)||2 years|
|MSc||Part-time||September 2016||GBP 3,400 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland)||2 years|
|MSc||Part-time||September 2016||GBP 3,400 per Year 1 (Scotland)||2 years|
|MSc||Part-time||September 2016||GBP 3,400 per Year 1 (Wales)||2 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Main Site||Portsmouth||PO1 2UP||South East|