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Master in Computer Games - MSc

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  • IELTS Overall Band: 6.0
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Both entertainment and serious pursuits such as virtual reality training, computer games, game genius and games of understanding are very important in today's world. This is your chance to turn your love into a career. At Essex specializes in the real world, machine learning, artificial intelligence and high quality game design and development. In this degree, you develop theoretical and practical knowledge of computer games. Essex’s flexible approach allows you to fill in the gaps in your knowledge and filter in different languages, making sure you are ready to present your design.

This curriculum of this program will allow you to examine the nature of fun and engagement in the context of game design, and includes the study of how to integrate narrative into gameplay and how to criticize game design. Some courses also cover how to design and deploy objective measures of player experience and how to apply these to analyze game logs in a number of case studies. You will also cover a range of Artificial Intelligence methods employed in games, and teach how games are and can be used for research in Artificial Intelligence. Some course will also lead to familiarize you with the whole pipeline of processing, analyzing, presenting and making decision using data. This module blends data analysis, decision making and visualization with applied python programming.

The courses of this program will provide a thorough and up-to-date knowledge of the theory, methods and applications of computer science combined with optional modules, to enable you to gain either in-depth specialization or a breadth of understanding.


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October 2020

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October 2021

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October 2022

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