The MSc degree course in computer games programming at the University of Hull
in England has recently received accreditation by Skillset, the Sector Skills Council for Creative Media, in the U.K. It joins four other games-related courses in the U.K.
, though it is the first one in England.
The program requires students to master high levels of mathematics, physics, and AI, and students entering the course must have an undergraduate degree in computer science, software engineering, or another technical subject that includes some programming.
Skillset is a U.K.-based body that supports skills and training for people and businesses to ensure that the U.K. creative media industries, including game development, animation, and film, maintain their world-class positions.
Hull’s MSc in games programming started in 1996 and is the longest-established course of its kind in the U.K., according to university literature.
Dr. Jon Purdy who runs the course said in a press release, “We are delighted to have been the first English institution to have been recognized for our prestigious computer games programming course. The success of our graduates speaks volumes about the high caliber students we attract and the level of teaching we provide.”
Purdy added, “The major computer games companies come to Hull each year to identify potential employees; they know that the standard here is particularly high and every year a number of our students are given job offers on the spot.”