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Computer Games Development and Technology MSc by Research, MPhil, PhD

Computer Games Development and Technology MSc by Research, MPhil, PhD

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Full time | Abertay University | 3 years | JUN-21

Study mode

Full time

Duration

3 years

Start date

JUN-21

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Computer Appreciation / Introduction Computer Games Design Industrial Design / Research & Development Computer Games Technology

Course type

Research

Course Summary

Overview

This is a potential research degree area, subject to the approval of the University. If you are interested in undertaking a research degree in this area.

Games Development and Technology research considers the development of software and hardware applications of computer games, including but not limited to: computer graphics programming, programming of AI for games, exploration of player interaction and gameplay systems, development for games platforms, and the creation of new and experimental games controllers and hardware.

Research in this field draws upon supervisory expertise from within the School of Design and Informatics, including academics with track record in mathematics, computer science, games programming, and games industry experience. Applications can encompass not only the games and related industries, for example through development of new tools, techniques, and approaches to game development and technology, but also other fields that can benefit from advanced interactive applications and computer graphics.

Abertay University is the lead partner for InGAME: Innovation for Games and Media Enterprise, an AHRC-funded R&D centre for Dundee’s games cluster. Postgraduate students at the University will have access to research and development opportunities, as well as contact with professionals working within the games industry. Dundee is one of the UK’s oldest and most successful games hubs, and we have longstanding relationships with local, national and international game studios.

Our research degrees

You have the option of studying an MSc by Research, an MPhil or a PhD.

When deciding which degree is right for you, you should consider the level of commitment required, the duration, cost and your career aspirations.

That being said, our research degrees are flexible. You can begin an MSc or an MPhil and then seek to transfer to a PhD without having to start your project all over again. You can also switch from full-time to part-time study, and vice versa.

PhD

The award of the Doctor of Philosophy demonstrates that the main focus of your work is your personal contribution to knowledge in your discipline or field, through original research or the original application of existing knowledge.

How long is a PhD?

If you are studying full-time, you are expected to complete the award in 36 months. The minimum period to receive this is award is 24 months and the maximum is 48 months.

If you are studying part-time, you are expected to complete the award in 48 months. The minimum period to receive this award on a part-time basis is 72 months and the maximum is 96 months.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£4,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£14,750

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement for all our research degrees is an Upper Second Class Honours degree (or equivalent) at undergraduate level in an appropriate discipline and/or a Master’s degree. In some cases, appropriate professional or experiential learning may be considered in combination with a lower classification of Honours degree.