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MCompComputer Science with Games Development

Northumbria University
United Kingdom, Newcastle
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Overview

The MComp (Hons) Computer Science with Games Development is an integrated masters course for those interested in taking their enthusiasm for computing to degree level and beyond. Our course covers a broad range of computing specialisms and will open the door to a vast range of careers within this industry.

From day one, you will be immersed in an exciting, innovative environment where you will develop your theoretical and technical knowledge and skills which will be directly relatable to your future career.

This course has been developed to meet the demand for skilled individuals who understand how computers work and who have a desire to work for a games development studio after graduation. This course aims to provide you with a deep knowledge of the principles of computer science, enhanced by specialist skills in developing computer games.

Programme structure

Your course in brief

Year 1

This year you will be introduced to core computer programming concepts and languages and you will also focus on the analysis, design and building of software and begin to develop online systems.

Year 2

You will complete a variety of programming tasks, projects and assignments relating to concepts such as operating systems, computer networks and control systems, software engineering, machine learning and computer vision and developing more advanced online systems.

Year 3

You have the option to go out on industrial placement to put your skills into professional practice. You can also combine a placement with overseas study at another university or study abroad for a year.

Year 4

This year includes a large-scale challenging project, where you will design, analyse, develop and evaluate a production relating to the course.

Year 5

Your final year will be your Masters-level year, when you will work in advanced areas and continue your choice of specialism, allowing you to gain the skills that set you apart from other graduates.

Career opportunities

This course covers a broad range of computing specialisms and will open the door to a vast range of careers within this industry. Our existing games graduates are employed in a wide range of games companies in the UK and overseas, varying from small start-ups to triple-A studios.

We place a real emphasis on developing the transferable skills that will open doors to a range of careers in computer science. These include communication, analytical and problem solving skills, technical skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.

As a computer science graduate, you could enter a career in areas such as games development, software engineering, systems analysis and design, computer networks, database development and management, software testing, artificial intelligence, and web development.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States