Masters | Postgraduate Course - Digital Entertainment - Full-time MSc Course Details within University of Bath

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2019/20 Fees Home/EU £9,500 Overseas £22,000
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Digital Entertainment - Full-time MSc

Study Details

MSc 1 year full-time

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.

Module details

Compulsory course units

These compulsory units are currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new units.
Semester 1

  • Computer animation and games 1
  • Visual understanding 1
  • Machine learning 1
  • Statistics for data science
  • Plus optional unit

Semester 2

  • Research project preparation
  • Plus optional units


  • Dissertation

Optional course units
These are examples of optional units currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new units.

  • Mobile and pervasive systems
  • Computer animation and games II
  • Visual effects
  • Intelligent agents
  • Visual understanding 2

Entry Requirements

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

Student Destinations

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.

We also offer this course with a placement year, giving you the opportunity to gain work experience as part of your degree.