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.

Our games a computing postgraduate courses

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Artificial Intelligence for Games MSc

Are you fascinated by artificial intelligence? Do you want to explore the applications of AI in game...

Artificial Intelligence for Games MSc
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Indie Game Controllers

Game Programming MSc

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

Game Programming MSc
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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 Ma 2022
Game Design Ma 2022

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
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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)
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User Experience Design Ma 2022

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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Fern Khaoroptham

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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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
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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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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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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
MA Indie Game Development (Online) module leader Matty McGrory
Matty McGrory

An interview with: Matty McGrory – module leader, MA Indie Game Development (Online)

14 July 2022

Matty McGrory is a senior gameplay designer, lecturer and module leader on our online master’s deg...

An interview with: Matty McGrory – module leader, MA Indie Game Development (Online)
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Student projects celebrated at 2022 Games Expo

06 June 2022

The Falmouth Games Academy have celebrated the end of the academic year in style with the latest ite...

Student projects celebrated at 2022 Games Expo
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Showcase 2022

The Falmouth Showcase is coming: 21-26 May 2022

10 May 2022

Hungry for inspiration? On the hunt for fresh talent? Discover our next generation of incredible cre...

The Falmouth Showcase is coming: 21-26 May 2022
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Online UX Design students revel in collaborative workshops with industry leaders

22 April 2022

Students on Falmouth's online master's course in user experience design recently met up in person fo...

Online UX Design students revel in collaborative workshops with industry leaders
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Student secures internship with gaming giant Roblox

19 April 2022

First year Game Development student James Cox has been accepted onto the accelerator programme for R...

Student secures internship with gaming giant Roblox
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Games Academy ranked alongside the best in the world

29 March 2022

Falmouth University’s Games Academy has once again secured a place on the Princeton Review’s lis...

Games Academy ranked alongside the best in the world
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Josh Brough

Emotional maturity and thinking deeply: How studying an online MA has helped this UX Design student to thrive

04 March 2022

UX Design student Josh Brough has recently secured a job at Cornwall fashion and lifestyle brand Sea...

Emotional maturity and thinking deeply: How studying an online MA has helped this UX Design student to thrive
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Madison Riley

How the Games Academy helped this graduate realise her creative potential

17 February 2022

Madison Riley tells us how her degree helped her accelerate into the games industry.  ...

How the Games Academy helped this graduate realise her creative potential
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Students level up at the Global Game Jam 2022

10 February 2022

Games Academy students co-created games with gamers worldwide as part of the 2022 Global Game Jam. ...

Students level up at the Global Game Jam 2022
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Indie Game Development lecturer scores prestigious funding for indie game company

11 January 2022

MA Indie Game Development (online) Senior Lecturer Iain Lobb has been awarded funding by t...

Indie Game Development lecturer scores prestigious funding for indie game company
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Widening participation in Esports: in conversation with Elise Dennis

08 December 2021

Elise Dennis is a final year Game Development student and a professional esports player. Here, she d...

Widening participation in Esports: in conversation with Elise Dennis
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Indie Game Development student shortlisted at national game awards

18 November 2021

MA Indie Game Development online student Patricio Land was nominated in the Best Entertainment Game ...

Indie Game Development student shortlisted at national game awards
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Games Academy on a hot streak as student team wins funding from Tranzfuser for third year running

05 November 2021

Falmouth student gaming team Meteorite Media have received development funding from industry leading...

Games Academy on a hot streak as student team wins funding from Tranzfuser for third year running
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Falmouth is one of the world’s best universities for Creative Media and Entertainment

12 October 2021

The Rookies ranks Falmouth as one of the top universities for creative media & entertainment, ga...

Falmouth is one of the world’s best universities for Creative Media and Entertainment

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