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Staffordshire University: Computer Games Design

Institution Staffordshire University View institution profile
Department Digital, Technologies and Arts
Telephone 01782 294000
Study type Taught


Get a flying start in the games industry! As a game creator and designer, this is an opportunity for you to enhance your skills and build a portfolio of work to make an impact in modern video game design.

Games designers have an impact on virtually every aspect of a game, from system design through to improving the immersive experience for players.

Our MSc in Computer Games Design will place you at the heart of the action. You’ll dive into design theory and practice, the latest research and industry trends, and learn how to manage your own projects.

You’ll also get to focus on the area you want to specialise in for a career. Whether it’s gameplay interactions, how characters move, quest design, open world environments or another aspect of design, the choice is yours.

Our multi award-winning games department is one of the largest in the UK and you’ll be taught by leading experts with years of experience in games design and academia. You will also be able to tap into our industry links, including guest talks from games designers.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: MSc Computer Games Design

Course content

Every module is dedicated to design and all your assessments will feed into your professional portfolio. There are modules covering topics such as advanced research techniques, prototyping and professional practice. You will also explore game feel and polish - how to give players the best experience while navigating a game.

The course will culminate in the Games Master Project, an in-depth piece of work on your chosen theme. This could cover anything from a series of game prototypes or a framework for a computer game through to an academic paper.

Throughout your studies, you’ll also have access to our wide range of games facilities. Features include our hi-tech Vicon Motion Capture Studio, specialist Games Centre and hundreds of PCs. Our students also use industry-standard hardware and software such as Autodesk Creative Suite and the Unreal and Unity games engines.


At Staffordshire University, we provide high-quality postgraduate education across a wide range of subject areas including computing, design, law, psychology, engineering and healthcare. Whether you want to push the boundaries of your professional practice, or you are challenging yourself with a change in career – Staffordshire university can help you achieve your goals.

Our main campus is based in Stoke-on-Trent, with the major cities of Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool all under an hour’s commute.  Plus, we have a specialist healthcare Centre of Excellence in Stafford and Staffordshire University London’s Digital Institute offering the latest in tech courses in the …

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