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You will gain the knowledge and experience to specialise in games systems design using suitable programming languages and their development environments for the production of efficient games software solutions. On this Computer Games Systems Masters course, you will also learn how to create distributed and virtual-reality games systems using novel platforms, languages and environments.
This course will provide you with Masters level education in the principles of games computing systems and their application in the rapidly evolving games industry.
For full module descriptions, which include Computer Games Development, Mobile Interactive Systems and Applied Artificial Intelligence, scroll down to the 'What you'll study' section.
If you complete the one year work placement experience, you can gain an additional qualification
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How you're taught
You will be assessed by a variety of methods including:
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Careers and employability
The industry-focused nature of this course will ensure that you stand out from the crowd when it comes to job applications and pursuing your future career. Nottingham Trent University graduates are widely respected amongst employers and our Computing and Technology students are perceived as having the competitive edge due to the hands-on approach of our teaching.
We have an enviable graduate employment record, with many graduates going on to gain employment in a related subject discipline. Some graduates choose to venture into other sectors and are equally successful because of the transferable skills gained on the course. Other graduates continue on to study for a PhD.
What are the benefits of a work placement?
Practical work experience can help you in your studies. It can enhance your commercial awareness and your ability to link theory and practice which will be an invaluable skill in your future career. Although a work placement is highly recommended, obtaining one is based on an individual's efforts and is not guaranteed.
Length of placement
The School is extending its highly successful placement scheme to students of MSc Computer Games Systems. If you choose this option, you will receive extensive help in obtaining a valuable one-year, often paid work placement and continued support during the placement period. And for students hoping to take a placement, comprehensive support and advice is also available from the School's Placement team.
This is the ideal way to get your career off to a flying start. For further information please visit our placements website.
Based on Clifton campus the School of Science and Technology is a stimulating and creative environment. We provide facilities that enhance the quality of our education and push the boundaries of our research. As a student here, you will have access to specialist facilities including:
You will also enjoy working with the latest software. Examples include:
Across NTU, we have a range of first-class facilities that you would expect from a university with high quality teaching and world-leading research. These include:
What are we looking for?
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“The city is ideal. I’ve been to London a couple of times and frankly it is too busy and too big for me. Nottingham has a city vibe but it’s smaller and as I am based on City Campus there are so many places that you can go without having to even use transportation which economically is very good as well!”
“There are so many opportunities when you are at NTU. Take advantage of every opportunity that you have. Sign up and do something, it builds up your experience and confidence. NTU is such a relaxing, comfortable environment with so many friendly people. I’ve met most of my friends from my classes and have met people from so many places. It was a goal of mine to make friends not only from Africa, but from all over the world. The Global Lounge is a great place to meet new people, have a cup of coffee and hang out.
“It’s a good decision coming here. I’d do it over and over again. I’ve learnt a lot in so many ways. If you have the opportunity, you should really consider here. The experience has been wonderful and I’m enjoying every second of it.”
Makayla Martinez, BA (Hons) Fashion Communication and Promotion, (United States of America)
"I am 21 and have changed my plans but I think it is the best decision I have made in my life. Fashion has always been my dream and since being here last year, I had never felt such a sense of belonging.
"I chose NTU because of the social side and the sense of community. This seemed so prevalent here; I have made so many friends from all over the world. There is so much to do in the city. It is so friendly and unified!"
“My main piece of advice would be to do research about the city before you arrive. Make sure you know where your accommodation is in relation to the rest of the city and where you will be studying, that is really important. I had no idea how big the city was so at the beginning it took time to find out what grocery stores there were and where was good to eat out. Research will help with this as well as not being afraid to explore and find new things. You can ask anyone for help too as it is a really friendly city."
Kamakshi Marwah, MSc Applied Child Psychology, (India)
“While applying I considered other university courses but NTU had better facilities to offer and the course offered a proper melange of theories and real world applications. I was very particular about module structure, programme-based ranking and university rankings. NTU has a prestigious reputation and the quality of learning they provide is something I considered while applying to this University.”
“Location was one of the key features of this University as you will find everything conveniently located. Another important aspect is that it is very student friendly. Nottingham has been like living a dream - it has given me a once in a life time opportunity to explore and live independently.”
“Every day has become a new learning chapter. I believe that my learning as a postgraduate student has significantly enhanced my capabilities and skills set which will help me for my future career. Postgraduate study has given me a new dimension to my career plans as I have discovered new career opportunities where I can work and give back to society. I plan to work as a counsellor or child psychologist in a school or charitable organisation and, after gaining few years of professional experience, I would also consider pursuing a PhD.”
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