Master of Science in Digital Games

Master of Science in Digital Games

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Course information

Course title Master of Science in Digital Games
Course code PMSCDTGPDT4
Postnominal M.Sc.(Melit.)
Level of qualification Second Cycle
National Qualifications Framework level Level 7
Duration 8 Semesters
Mode of attendance Part-time Day
Total ECTS credits 120
Delivered by Institute of Digital Games
The MSc in Digital Games brings together students from many backgrounds to create innovative and exciting digital games.

Students are encouraged to explore their personal approach to game creation by combining their game design education with either critical analysis or technology specialisations. In all cases, students fully engage with the processes of game design and creation, as well as logistical concerns such as project and business management. The degree culminates in producing a completely developed digital game or a theory-based dissertation.

The programme is taught by experts from a variety of fields, providing students with diverse perspectives on game creation and criticism. As digital games continue to evolve, the programme will also expand to provide the skills and knowledge needed in industry, independent development, and academic games research.

The taught component will be covered during the first two years whilst the research component will be covered during the latter two years of the course.
The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of a Bachelor degree from this University or from a university recognised by Senate for the purpose, in the areas of Information Technology, Engineering, Communications, the Humanities, the Social Sciences, or in any other area which the Board deems as appropriate.

All applicants shall also submit a portfolio of recent works as well as a letter of motivation in order to demonstrate their experience and/or substantial talent and motivation.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2018.

For more detailed information pertaining to admission and progression requirements please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here.

UM currently hosts over 1,000 full-time international students and over 450 visiting students. The ever-increasing international students coming from various countries, in recent years, have transformed this 400-year old institution into an international campus.

Our international students generally describe Malta as a safe place, enjoying excellent weather and an all-year varied cultural programme. Malta is considered as the ideal place for students to study.

The International Office at UM provides information about admission, English language requirements, and comparability of qualifications. Dedicated personnel assist international students with visas, health tests, accommodation and other related issues.

Local/EU/EEA Applicants: Annual Enrolment Fee: Eur 400

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants: Fee per academic year: Eur 6,700
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2018/9.

Last Updated: 23 March 2018

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The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.

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