Abertay University Games Technology

Abertay University Games Technology

The programme is designed around five themes:

Games Production and Design Uses the games development template as the basis for games design, development and production.  This theme is strongly grounded in the market reality of games publishing.
Games Programming Develops the core programming competence of students using DirectX and console hardware programming.
Professional Knowledge Provides the underpinning mathematical and games industry knowledge required to be a professional in the computer games field.
Programming Specialism Provides an opportunity to develop and evaluate the techniques used to implement network computer games and the AI techniques used in games.
Research Provides an opportunity to explore a personal research topic related to computer games technology.

Studying one of our leading computer games courses is your first step towards a rewarding career in one of the most exciting creative industries.  Abertay graduates have gone on to work for leading computer games companies including Realtime Worlds, Sony, Electronic Arts and Rockstar North, or set up their own companies.

This course is aimed at students who wish to expand and focus their existing programming skills for the development of computer games. Designed and maintained in close association with games companies, the course also will provide you with access to a range of state-of-the-art facilities.

You will leave us with the confidence and skills to work in one of the most demanding industries in the world, and at a distinct advantage over other computing graduates intending a career in the games industry.

Why choose this course?

Our MSc Computer Games Technology is designed to equip you with the specialist skills necessary for a career in programming in the Computer Games industry – a buoyant industry estimated to contribute as much as £1.7bn to the UK economy.

Our reputation for leading-edge courses in the field of computer games is well known.  During your studies, you will benefit from being part of a community of like-minded individuals within our School of Arts, Media and Computer Games.  With strong industry links and the opportunity to work on real team projects, you’ll benefit from developing the skills and expertise essential to computer games companies, as well as building your own network of contacts in this exciting industry.  And of course, you’ll be located in the city of Dundee – identified as a key hub of games-making activity in the UK.