MSc Research Applied Games
In Applied Games research, an umbrella term for practice-based, theoretical, and experimental research exploring how games can be used in contexts beyond entertainment. This includes but is not limited to games for social change, game-based learning, educational games, history games, games for science communication, games for health, and games for heritage.
Researchers benefit from supervisory expertise encompassing not only Design and Computing disciplines but also adjacent disciplines relevant to the study of Applied Games, like Psychology or Sociology. Many of our academic experts have games industry experience, and Applied Games research can also benefit from our Emergent Technology Centre.
The qualification can be offered to Learners from age 18. The Learners need to ensure that they have sufficient capability at the right level to undertake the learning and assessment.
English language requirements
The Qualifications have been designed to be accessible without artificial barriers that restrict access and progression:
• IELTS minimum 6.5 overall with no fail.
• Minimum 2.2 class of degree
We consider applicants:
• Who have demonstrated some ability and possess Qualifications at Level 7 in Applied Games or related field.
• Who have spent some time in an organisational role and wish to develop their careers further.
• With professional experience looking to change careers through work-based learning.
This course comes with practical on-the-job training in a role relating to your studies. You will be required to work with one of our employers for 20 hours per week and will receive a part-time salary of £712 per month.
The objective of this career development programme is to introduce you to a professional career and equip you with the relevant experience needed to secure a career.
- On completion of your studies, you may be given a full-time graduate opportunity by your employer
- You may wish to further your studies by taking on an academic programme level 8 professional qualification