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What will I learn?

Gaming and multimedia have assumed an important place in our society, giving rise to a booming industry with turnovers exceeding those of the movie industry and generating leaps in computer software and hardware development. The Master’s programme in Game and Media Technology focuses on the technological aspects of gaming and multimedia in the context of computer science.

In the research programme of gaming and simulation, you will explore:

  • Modelling virtual worlds
  • Creating character animation and behavior
  • Generating effective scenarios
  • Building multi-sensory interfaces

PROGRAMME OBJECTIVE

This Master’s programme in Game and Media Technology provides you with both fundamental and applied knowledge of the techniques for handling spatial data. You will gain the skills to perform research, analyse, and solve scientific problems - and to keep up with research progress in the fields of geometry, imaging, and virtual environments. Game and Media Technology graduates are highly valued employees in many companies and research facilities.

The gaming industry has undergone rapid development in the past decades and now generates turnover that exceeds that of the entertainment and movie industry. Needless to say, the industry requires many savvy employees with high-level degrees in gaming and multimedia. In addition, the potential of games as an educational tool is increasingly recognised, giving rise to new market opportunities. The rapid development of the computer sciences and computer hardware – including new gaming media such as mobile phones – drives the constant need for up-to-date professionals.

Professional Careers

Graduates with an interest in software development are well qualified for jobs in many different companies, in such fields as:

  • Multimedia
  • Consumer electronics
  • 3D web design
  • Game development
  • Industrial computer vision
  • Medical image analysis
  • Automated cartography
  • Geographical information systems
  • 3D interactive systems

Their work could involve the development or supervision of new products and applications. Graduates are also qualified for jobs in consultancy or can establish a start-up company in an emerging market.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
€20,473.00 (16,53,716) per year
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Utrecht University

Heidelberglaan 8,

Utrecht Science Park / De Uithof,

Utrecht,

3584, Netherlands

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants will be considered for admission to the Research Master’s programme in Religious Studies if you can demonstrate the following knowledge, insight, and skills: A relevant Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in the humanities or in one of the social sciences; Proven interest in Religious Studies, as evidenced in a minimum of 30 EC in a relevant field at the Bachelor’s level; Knowledge of basic concepts in Religious Studies and insight into relevant methods; A high standard of academic achievement, as evidenced in an overall grade point average and a Bachelor’s thesis grade equaling “good” or better in the applicable national system. (Typically, Dutch grade 7.5; US grade B; ECTS grade C.) English language requirements: ELTS, Academic Module. Minimum score: 6.5 overall band, at least 6 for writing. TOEFL, iBT. Minimum score: 93 with at least 24 reading, 22 listening, 20 speaking, 17 writing (internet-based test), institutional scores are not accepted. Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English, at least a B grade. Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English, at least a C grade.

For international students

You are eligible to enter the programme with:

  • A BSc with a major in Computer Science or Artificial Intelligence
  • A BSc with a science major and
  • a minor in Computer Science, or
  • a minor in Technical Artificial Intelligence, or
  • a comparable use of the non-major part of the Bachelor’s programme.
  • An HBO-diploma (HIO) or (Technical) Computer Science

Other English language requirements: Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English, at least a B grade; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English, at least a C grade.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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