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University of Gloucestershire
Postgraduate research

Game Technologies

MSc by Research

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Study type
Full Time
Course length
2 Years
Campus
Distance Learning (UoG delivery)
UCAS Code
N/A

Course overview

Undertake postgraduate research while drawing on university expertise. Our specialisms include VR, AR and MR, IoTs, mobile technology, gamification and serious games, user experiences and user interface development.

We have a strong applied research focus and particular interests in work that engages with the concerns of the user, the needs of businesses and the rapid developments within the IT industry and engineering sectors.

Research environment

Our School of Computing & Engineering is active in pure and applied research, knowledge transfer and industrial projects. There are a number of dedicated laboratories for researchers and you’ll be joining a group of about 35 research candidates – all involved in extending both new knowledge and professional practice.

All postgraduate researchers are required to initially take and complete a Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods to support the development of their project and their education as researchers. We also offer a range of further research training events, postgraduate researcher-led seminars, conferences and summer schools – as well as training offered through other universities and bodies.

This diverse range of events helps you gain the skills and confidence you need to underpin your research journey.

This research contributes to the research priority area Applied Business and Technology, discover the research projects you could be involved in.

Study style

Your postgraduate research study is mainly carried out through an unique project with both theoretical investigation and practical application, which leads to your contribution to new knowledge generation. Your study will be an effective combination of your independent investigation and support from your supervisors with the required expert knowledge through regularly meetings with them.

Academics staff will also provide any necessary support to your study. Dependent on your individual project, there will be an element of software application for system modelling, analysis and optimisation and an element of verification and validation test of the new algorithms, methods, models, frameworks and approaches etc.

Study can be either full-time or part-time. If you are an international student, you can study remotely.

 

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Entry requirements

    • At least a 2.1 honours degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject area

    • A master’s degree or equivalent in a subject area relevant to the proposed research topic.

    • We actively encourage applications from students from a range of diverse backgrounds who demonstrate appropriate research experience and achievement.

    • EU and international students need IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in any other component) or equivalent.

    • Please provide a copy of your research proposal. This should be 1,000 words (excluding references and appendices) following the structure outlined in this research proposal guide.

      Please note; we’re unable to process applications without a proposal for the School’s consideration. Not supplying one will delay the processing of applications.

Fees and costs

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Start date Course code Fee (UK)
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Fee per year
October 2024 £5,100 £12,775
February 2025 £5,100 £12,775
October 2025 TBC TBC
February 2026 TBC TBC
October 2026 TBC TBC

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Careers

Our postgraduate research students cultivate a diverse set of skills that are highly valued in the UK and internationally, preparing them for successful careers within academia and beyond.

As a postgraduate research student at UoG, you’ll develop and refine a range of skills across research, academic practice, project management and critical analysis to equip you for your future. Whether it’s contributing to ground-breaking academic research or applying problem-solving skills in the workplace, we’ll ensure you’re ready to take on your next challenge.

This versatility opens doors to opportunities across various sectors, from education and research institutions to commercial organisations and NGOs, where you’ll have the confidence to apply your researcher skills and develop innovative solutions to meet your ambitions.

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With research submitted in each of our research areas judged to be internationally excellent according to the results of the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF2021), our research supervisors have a broad range of specialisms across a diverse range of subjects.

Get in touch to find out how we can support your research interests by emailing admissions@glos.ac.uk.

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Gain support from expert supervisors

We may be able to offer you effective supervision for cross-disciplinary projects that link to business management. As a research degree candidate, you will be supported by a supervisory team with expertise in your subject and/or research approach.

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Join our academic community

You’ll be able to draw on a wide range of expertise from more than 50 academic staff. Join our community of around 30 research candidates involved in extending knowledge and professional practice.

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