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Game Design & Technology, Master's Programme

The master’s programme in Game Design and Technology provides you with skills needed to work in the game industry and other technical industries that use highly complex and interactive simulations and animations, such as the automotive industry and companies making extensive use of virtual reality systems.

About the programme

High-performance game engines are crucial for rich and meaningful gameplay. From hyper realistic renderings of dynamic environments through complex procedural generation of massive game worlds, to distributed real-time systems with complex physics-based animations, the success and enjoyment of a game depends on robust and efficient implementation of a game engine. The master’s programme in Game Design and Technology is uniquely customized to fit companies’ needs for highly skilled programmers who understand the importance of gameplay and user experience. The skills and abilities used in game engine optimization can also be applied in other technical companies developing interactive simulations, animations, and virtual reality systems.

Programme syllabus, Game Design & Technology

Choose your focus

Building on international research in games and computer science with over a decade’s experience in programming courses related to games, the master’s programme in Game Design and Technology provides you with the necessary technical skills to develop and expand game engines customized towards the gameplay needs and wishes of players and gamers. Courses in game research, gameplay design, game engine architecture, and computer graphics give you the combination of theoretical knowledge and practical group projects which is needed to develop advanced game engines or interactive simulations, and you will build your skills and understanding of how to find, test, and evaluate gameplay for various target audiences. You will have the opportunity to tailor your education to your particular interests through elective courses that will strengthen your skills in design or user experience or allow you to narrow your focus with a wide range of technical specializations, such as:

  • Algorithms for Machine Learning and Inference
  • Compiler Construction
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Information Visualization
  • Mobile Computing
  • Real-Time Systems
  • User Analytics


Student Interview

Interview with Marek Černák from Slovakia

– The master's programme Game Design & Technology has a focus on technical aspects of game development, but it also provides insight on how the game is designed from the perspective of game mechanics and rules.

Read the student interview


Find out about entry requirements, selection, and tuition fees in by clicking the link below.

For questions regarding ...

...the application and admission process in Sweden,
please visit universityadmissions.se


...the content of the programme and courses,
please contact Thommy Eriksson, Programme manager


...choice of programme, requirements and general questions about university studies,
please contact Tina Mathé, Study counsellor

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