Digital Entertainment MSc

1 year, starting in September 2018

Gain specialist insight into the technology behind digital entertainment. Become immersed in everything from computer animation to visual effects and games.

You will study a range of modules including computer graphics and visual effects, and computer vision.

You’ll explore different approaches for creating visual effects and the relationship between the segmentation, classification and identification of images and video.

You’ll learn about modern visual effects tools, programming techniques and physics-based animation, and have the opportunity to apply them and to adapt algorithms to typical problems in an advanced visual effects R&D environment.

This course is for you if you’ve gained mathematics or computer science skills in your first degree and are interested in the technology behind computer games and other digital entertainment.

The course will give you the opportunity to undertake research in our leading centres, including the highly regarded Centre for Digital Entertainment. Our facilities also include the £5 million Centre for the Analysis of Motion, Entertainment Research and Applications (CAMERA).

You’ll complete your course with the knowledge and transferable skills to prepare you for a career in the visual effects, computer animation and computer games industries. You’ll gain an understanding of the how to put together a project from scratch, rather than simply use commercial packages, so that your career can take you to a senior position more quickly.

As we involve our industry partners throughout your course, you’ll receive help in getting your CV to our partner companies. When you graduate, you will have already started to build your own industry network.

Recent graduates have gone on to work with companies such as Imagination Technologies, Electronic Arts and Nokia.

Course structure

This course lasts 1 year. It starts in September 2018 and ends in 2019. Induction week starts on 24 September 2018.

Occasionally we make changes to our programmes in response to, for example, feedback from students, developments in research and the field of studies, and the requirements of accrediting bodies. You will be advised of any significant changes to the advertised programme, in accordance with our Terms and Conditions.

Units

Compulsory course units

These compulsory units are currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new units.

Semester 1

Semester 2

Summer

Learning and assessment

Learning

  • Lectures
  • Online resources
  • Tutorials

Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Dissertation
  • Multiple choice examination
  • Seminar
  • Written examination
Zhangyang Hu
“The Digital Entertainment master’s course offers a unique opportunity to get involved in technologies within the entertainment industry.”
Zhangyang Hu

MSc Digital Entertainment (2017)

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Entry requirements

Qualifications

Select the country where your qualification comes from.

United Kingdom qualifications

You should have a first or second-class bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in computer science, computer science with mathematics or mathematical sciences.

We will also consider engineering providing there is a significant mathematics element.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

If your first language is not English but within the last 2 years, you completed your degree in the UK, you may be exempt from our English language requirements.

France qualifications

A licence, diplôme d'ingénieur or a maîtrise with a final overall score of at least 14 out of 20 (bien).

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in computer science, computer science with mathematics or mathematical sciences.

We will also consider engineering providing there is a significant mathematics element.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Greece qualifications

A university bachelor's degree (Ptychio) or diploma with a final overall score of at least 6.5 - 7.5 out of 10 depending upon the institution attended.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in computer science, computer science with mathematics or mathematical sciences.

We will also consider engineering providing there is a significant mathematics element.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Italy qualifications

A laurea with a final overall score of at least 103 out of 110.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in computer science, computer science with mathematics or mathematical sciences.

We will also consider engineering providing there is a significant mathematics element.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Spain qualifications

A titulo de licenciado or titulo de lngeniero with a final overall score of at least 5.0 (aprobado).

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in computer science, computer science with mathematics or mathematical sciences.

We will also consider engineering providing there is a significant mathematics element.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

China qualifications

A four year Bachelor’s degree with a final overall score of at least 75% depending on the institution attended.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in computer science, computer science with mathematics or mathematical sciences.

We will also consider engineering providing there is a significant mathematics element.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Ghana qualifications

A bachelor's degree with a final overall result of at least B (Good, GPA 3.5 or 60%).

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in computer science, computer science with mathematics or mathematical sciences.

We will also consider engineering providing there is a significant mathematics element.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

If within the last 2 years, you completed your degree in a country where English is the official first language, you may be exempt from our English language requirements.

India qualifications

A bachelor’s degree with a final overall result of at least a First Class.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in computer science, computer science with mathematics or mathematical sciences.

We will also consider engineering providing there is a significant mathematics element.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Kenya qualifications

A bachelor's honours degree with a final overall result of at least a 2:1.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in computer science, computer science with mathematics or mathematical sciences.

We will also consider engineering providing there is a significant mathematics element.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Nigeria qualifications

A bachelor’s degree with a final overall result of at least a 2:1.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in computer science, computer science with mathematics or mathematical sciences.

We will also consider engineering providing there is a significant mathematics element.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Pakistan qualifications

A four-year bachelor’s degree from a high ranked (HEC) university with a final overall result of at least a First Class (Divison 1).

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in computer science, computer science with mathematics or mathematical sciences.

We will also consider engineering providing there is a significant mathematics element.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Saudi Arabia qualifications

A four-year bachelor’s degree with a final overall result of at least 75% (GPA of at least 3.5 out of 5.0 or 3.0 out of 4.0).

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in computer science, computer science with mathematics or mathematical sciences.

We will also consider engineering providing there is a significant mathematics element.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Tanzania qualifications

A bachelor's degree with a final overall result of at least an upper second (very good or a GPA 3.5).

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in computer science, computer science with mathematics or mathematical sciences.

We will also consider engineering providing there is a significant mathematics element.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

United States of America qualifications

A bachelor’s degree with a final overall score of at least 2.8 out of 4.0 (B).

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in computer science, computer science with mathematics or mathematical sciences.

We will also consider engineering providing there is a significant mathematics element.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Other qualifications

We welcome applications from graduates from all countries so if you can’t see your country in the list, please contact our admissions team for advice about your specific entry requirements.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in computer science, computer science with mathematics or mathematical sciences.

We will also consider engineering providing there is a significant mathematics element.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Fees and funding

Payment options

You can pay your tuition fees by Direct Debit, debit card, credit card, cheque, bank transfer or cash. You may also be eligible for a student loan to help you pay your fees.

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Fees

Your tuition fees and how you pay them will depend on whether you are a Home, EU, Island or Overseas student.

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Tuition fees

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Budgeting

You will need to budget at least £100 for the cost of photocopying, printing and binding. You will also need to budget for the cost of text books.

Some courses involve visits away from campus and you may be required to pay some or all of the costs of travel, accommodation and food and drink.

If you’re on a placement, you’re responsible for your own travel, accommodation and living costs. You should also consider the financial implications if you go on an unpaid or overseas placement.

Application information

  • Course title
    Digital Entertainment
  • Final award
    MSc
  • Mode of study
    Full-time
  • Course code
    TSCM-AFM37
  • UK/EU application deadline
    31 August 2018
  • Overseas deadline
    30 June 2018
  • Application eligibility
    UK and Overseas students are eligible to apply

Course enquiries

Admissions Queries
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