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Manchester Metropolitan University MSc in Computer Games Development
Manchester Metropolitan University

MSc in Computer Games Development

Manchester, United Kingdom

1 Years


Full time, Part time

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Sep 2024

GBP 18,500 / per year *


* full-time fee for EU and Non-EU international students I full-time fee: £9,500 per year UK and Channel Island students


Learn how games are designed and developed in the exciting world of the computer games industry.

Outside of London, Manchester is home to more game companies than any other UK city (source: UKIE, 2023). Thanks to organisations such as Gameopolis, the city is a driving force for building and coordinating the future of the games industry.

With our MSc in Computer Games Development, you’ll gain the skills required for an exciting career within this growing industry, both here in Manchester and beyond. You’ll learn the core essentials of programming for games and you’ll conduct playtesting sessions and user research to ensure that your games are fun, impactful, and that they effectively reach their target audience.

You will also complete a master's project. While you’ll have plenty of support along the way, it’s a solo research project designed to develop confidence, autonomy and self-sufficiency – qualities that can take you far in the workplace.

By the time you complete your master's, you’ll not only have the technical knowledge, but you’ll also have gained key employability skills such as teamwork, communication, project management and negotiation skills.

With the mentorship of passionate games-focused staff at Manchester Met, you will be able to build a refined and diverse portfolio to help you work towards securing a job in the games industry.

Features and Benefits

  • Industry-standard facilities – We have an extensive range of equipment in our own specialist laboratories, so together with the support of our dedicated technical staff, you’ll graduate with the skills to work in professional facilities.
  • Specialist games lab – Our campus is equipped with gaming chairs, keyboards and mice used for our eSports events. You'll also have access to an animation lab with a green-screen area and a user experience lab.
  • Excellent standards – The department is a member of the Oracle Academy and an academic partner of the Chartered Institute of Information Security (CIISec).
  • Thriving technology sector – Being in Manchester puts one of the largest creative and digital technology sectors outside the capital on your doorstep.
  • Learn alongside world-leading research – 86% of our research outputs in Computer Science are rated world-leading and internationally excellent (REF, 2021).
  • Institute of Coding – The Department of Computing and Mathematics is part of the £40m National Institute of Coding (IoC). Our students have access to the IoC’s cutting-edge computer lab to hone their skills in this area.
  • Optional placement year – Boost your career prospects and put theory into practice with the option to take an industry placement year.
  • Investing in your future – We’ve invested more than £115 million to transform our science and engineering campus into a space to thrive. Opening in 2024, our new Dalton building provides a professional study environment equipped with dynamic learning spaces, world-class teaching and research facilities and collaborative study zones to further prepare you for your future career.
  • Dedicated computing studio space – Designed in collaboration with our current students, a new studio provides you with a professional environment to work individually and in groups. As well as being a great learning environment, the space can be used outside of your classes to organise hackathons, develop your own video games or simply where you can use your imagination to create the technology of the future.



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