Games and Computing Master's Degrees

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Level-up in the gaming industry with our games and computing master's degrees

Whether you want to be an experiential designer, app developer or programmer, join our Games Academy who are pushing boundaries in the world of games and technology. Learn from leading researchers in AI, veteran programmers from industry and tutors with experience at companies like Square Enix and EA Games. You'll collaborate with artists, designers and programmers to create innovative and arresting games from day one.

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Our games and computing postgraduate courses

Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence for Games MSc

Break new ground in the application of AI for games. Do you want to explore the applications of...

Artificial Intelligence for Games MSc
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Games Academy student working at computer

Game Programming MSc

Get the edge in the highly competitive games industry by learning technical, creative and profession...

Game Programming MSc
Game Art
Game Art

Game Art MA

Are you an artist with a passion for games? Do you want to develop your skills to meet the challenge...

Game Art MA
Game Design
Game Design

Game Design MA

Are you passionate about games and keen to make them better? Do you feel curious about what makes a ...

Game Design MA
Indie Game Development
Indie Game Development

Indie Game Development MA (Online)

Become a confident and daring indie game developer, producing vibrant and engaging experiences for g...

Indie Game Development MA (Online)
UX Design
UX Design

User Experience Design MA (Online)

Learn how to apply key principles of user-centered design to create original work based on your own ...

User Experience Design MA (Online)

Why study a games or computing master's degree?

Our postgraduate students choose to study for lots of reasons

The computer technology and games industry is at an all-time high, contributing billions of pounds every year to the UK economy. Studying a master's course in games or computing will unlock multiple career pathways so you can make your mark on our growing digital culture.

You'll have the freedom to explore your creative practice, with access to industry-standard game development studios, complete with augmented reality and mixed reality technology. You'll also have the opportunity to connect with industry and hear from professional game experts as part of our guest speaker series.

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Georgi Tsaklev

Indie Game Development graduate debuts innovative product on Unity Asset Store

07 December 2023

Glasgow-based software developer Georgi Tsaklev – a 2023 graduate of Falmouth’s online Indie Gam...

Indie Game Development graduate debuts innovative product on Unity Asset Store
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Game On! BBC Children in Need

Falmouth University’s gaming community to join live ‘Game On!’ fundraiser for BBC Children in Need

10 November 2023

Gaming and esports enthusiasts from Falmouth University are joining forces to take part in 'Game On!...

Falmouth University’s gaming community to join live ‘Game On!’ fundraiser for BBC Children in Need
A portrait of User Experience Design student Camilla Wong
Camilla Wong

Meet Fintech Rising Star Camilla Wong

13 July 2023

Taking the fintech world by storm, User Experience Design MA (Online) student Camilla Wong was named...

Meet Fintech Rising Star Camilla Wong
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Knights of Borria - Leximan

Knights of Borria set to launch new game ‘Leximan’ with major European publisher

19 June 2023

Falmouth University game studio Knights of Borria to launch new game 'Leximan' with publisher Marvel...

Knights of Borria set to launch new game ‘Leximan’ with major European publisher
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An interview with Carlos Lima Santana, Digital Product Designer at British Airways

16 June 2023

Carlos Lima Santana is a senior product designer and user experience (UX) design expert. With over a...

An interview with Carlos Lima Santana, Digital Product Designer at British Airways
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Falmouth Showcase 2023: A celebration of our graduating talent

02 June 2023

Congratulations to our class of 2023!

Falmouth Showcase 2023: A celebration of our graduating talent
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Game Art student drawing on screen

The difference between studying Game Art and Game Development: Art

18 April 2023

With two Game Art undergraduate degrees within the Games Academy, you might need a hand picking betw...

The difference between studying Game Art and Game Development: Art
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Tremenheere Collaboration - Team

Enhancing Tremenheere's sculpture trail with augmented reality

28 March 2023

Academics in augmented reality at Falmouth University are collaborating with Tremenheere Sculpture G...

Enhancing Tremenheere's sculpture trail with augmented reality
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Games Academy Leviathan spaceship

Falmouth University listed as top 25 in the world for game design

22 March 2023

Falmouth University is one of the top 25 undergraduate schools in the world for game design, accordi...

Falmouth University listed as top 25 in the world for game design
Indie Game Development online tutor Matt Osbond
Matt Osbond

An interview with Matt Osbond: Principal Technical Art Director at Xbox

20 March 2023

Matt Osbond is no stranger to legendary game franchises. Having worked as a Technical Artist on awar...

An interview with Matt Osbond: Principal Technical Art Director at Xbox
Elliott Dodsworth standing next to his visually impaired father
Elliott Dodsworth

Game project with visually impaired accessibility at the core awarded funding by UK Games Fund

07 February 2023

Game developer and MA Indie Game Development (Online) student Elliott Dodsworth is developing an acc...

Game project with visually impaired accessibility at the core awarded funding by UK Games Fund
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Games Jam 2020

The Games Academy prepares for 2023 Global Game Jam

01 February 2023

Book your spot to join Falmouth University's Games Academy for the Global Game Jam event this weeken...

The Games Academy prepares for 2023 Global Game Jam
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Ones to Watch: Ludophoria

31 January 2023

We talk to game studio Ludophoria about their time at the Games Academy, their dynamic working as a ...

Ones to Watch: Ludophoria
Goonhilly
Goonhilly

Space exploration virtual reality experience set to launch

11 January 2023

A VR space exploration experience created by students from Falmouth University and Truro & Penwith C...

Space exploration virtual reality experience set to launch
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Graduate shares her experience as an international student at Falmouth University

30 November 2022

Fern Khaoroptham shares her experience of moving from Thailand to Falmouth to study Game Development...

Graduate shares her experience as an international student at Falmouth University
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Hackathon explores robotic solutions for agricultural sector

25 November 2022

Falmouth University’s Entrepreneurship and Games Academy students collaborated to develop a daffod...

Hackathon explores robotic solutions for agricultural sector
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GA students

Falmouth University’s Games Academy climbs The Rookies World Rankings list

30 September 2022

Falmouth’s prestigious Games Academy is once again making waves in the creative industries as glob...

Falmouth University’s Games Academy climbs The Rookies World Rankings list
MA UX Design graduate Jack Jenkins sitting in his home office
MA UX Design graduate Jack Jenkins

Graduate spotlight: a UX Designer with ambition in abundance

01 September 2022

MA User Experience Design (Online) graduate Jack Jenkins is always creating. With a CV full of impre...

Graduate spotlight: a UX Designer with ambition in abundance
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Goonhilly VR

Mission Possible: Falmouth students unveil VR rocket launch experience

11 August 2022

A group of students in Cornwall have launched the first iteration of a brand-new educational VR expe...

Mission Possible: Falmouth students unveil VR rocket launch experience
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Rookie award

Support the Falmouth students shortlisted at the 2022 Rookie Awards

21 July 2022

Three Games Academy student teams have secured positions as finalists in the 2022 Rookies Award...

Support the Falmouth students shortlisted at the 2022 Rookie Awards

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Postgraduate study can be a springboard for your career. From User Experience Design to Game Art, we combine innovation with creativity on our master's courses. Find out how to apply today.

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