Games Design and Development

Heriot-Watt University


Edinburgh Campus


you too are interested in a career in games design, our brand new Master of Design (MDes) programme in Games Design and Development allows you to explore your own creativity, develop game ideas, and launch your own games.

Design your own games

The School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences is delighted to introduce a new Master of Design (MDes) programme in Games Design and Development. This innovative programme provides students with a unique opportunity to design and develop their own computer game to the highest industry standards while gaining hands-on experience with the product lifecycle, gathering technical and professional skills, and further practical entrepreneurship knowledge. It is the perfect stepping stone to enable students to smoothly transition to design and programming roles in the games industry.

Entry Requirements

An honours degree in an appropriate discipline (e.g. Computer Science, Electrical Engineering Mathematics) with programming as a component of their degree or equivalent at the 2:2 level.

Reasonable experience in programming and University level Maths, and some familiarity with games is preferable.

Start Date



Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Full time

Course Length

12 months


School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences


Computer Science

SCQF Level



Career Area

Computing and ICT

Career Sectors

Computer Skills

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