What will I learn?

Video games are a $140bn+ global industry where creativity meets computing. This programme will give you the skills to design and develop games with state- of-the-art tools and technologies. Learn about the latest developments in artificial intelligence and machine learning and how these are being applied in the games industry. The School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science is home to both a world-leading research group in Games and AI, and the IGGI PhD programme, a UK-wide community of over 60 PhD students in games research.

  • Design and develop your own games using industry-relevant approaches.
  • Work with the most up-to-date technologies - each topic is backed up by our world-leading research centres and groups.
  • Learn the latest developments in machine learning and AI by world-renowned academics and how to apply them in game development.
  • Engage with our games industry partners through regular networking events and guest speakers.

What you'll study

Our world-class teaching, research and industrial contacts will support you as you learn to describe, compare and apply a range of AI, machine learning and data science methods, both in general and in the context of computer game design and development.

The MSc modules cover the following aspects:

  • How to programme computer games using industry-relevant technologies
  • Compare and select appropriate technologies in the context of game development
  • Identify theories and principles of game design and apply them to analyse specific games
  • Describe, compare and apply computational approaches to game-playing, interactive agents, content generation, and player modelling.
  • Identifying current trends in the games and AI industries.

You will work closely with your lecturers and supervisors to carry out a major project on Computer Games topic that you want to specialise in.

Which department am I in?

Electronic Engineering and Computer Science

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£24,950.00 (US$ 33,816) per year
Queen Mary alumni get a £1,000 discount on their fees.

This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2022


Mile End

Mile End Road,

Tower Hamlets,


E1 4NS, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students should have a Bachelors Degree. IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall including 6.0 in Writing, and 5.5 in Reading, Listening and Speaking. 

For international students

A 2:1 or above at undergraduate level in Electronic Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics or a related discipline. IELTS: 6.5 overall including 6.0 in Writing, and 5.5 in Reading, Listening and Speaking. TOEFL: 92 overall including 21 in Writing, 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening and 20 in Speaking.

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


About Queen Mary University of London

Students of all backgrounds can enjoy an exceptional education, and all the culture that London has to offer, if they choose to study at Queen Mary.

  • A world-leading Russell Group university
  • An exceptionally diverse student body
  • Excellent facilities with lots of investment
  • Has produced eight Nobel Prize winners

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