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Old 03-18-2010, 03:45 PM   #1
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Default Postgraduate UK: Msc Games programming (hull) vs Computer games technology (Abertay)

Hi guys, i am going to choose my postgraduate course and university for the next year but I am unsure on which postgraduate course should i take...

I was already accepted at university of abertay and i am waiting the response for the university of hull, but I would like to know what is the best course for games programming between them.
I know that both of them are pretty good and really esteemed in the games industry, but anyone of you guys can summerize for me any pros and cons of these 2 courses?

I d really appreciate it. Anyway thanks in advance. regards.
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Old 03-18-2010, 06:51 PM   #2
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The pros and cons will depend on your individual circumstances. Both universities are well-respected and both courses are accredited by Skillset.

See Tom Sloper's Website.
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Old 03-19-2010, 02:05 AM   #3
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thx man so i think my final decision will be based on factors like distance from my family, the place and other stuff...

anyway i have one more question, I read on the university of abertay site that the duration of "Computer game Technology" is PgDip (1year) plus Msc (5 months), so can you explain me what this mean? are there different grade of a postgraduate diploma?
And why, on the other hand, hull has a course which lenghts only 1 year (Msc)?
What are the main difference? Do u know?

maybe this is a silly question but in my country there isnt something like that...
Thanks u very much in advance^^
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Old 03-19-2010, 02:21 AM   #4
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PgDip = Post-Graduate Diploma
MSc = Master of Science

I reccomend you ask the relevent institution about the relevent details regarding the qualifications. In general, a PgDip is less respected than a MSc because it is considered a "lower" qualification. The learning outcomes will be different, which is why it is shorter. I assume that the PgDip is completed first and this is transformed into a MSc with a dissertation.

Ask the relevent institution; however, assuming the postgraduate degrees are structured similiarly to the university I attend, I would imagine that you may have two semesters of taught material followed by a semester writing a dissertation or doing a project. However, if you don't want to do the this or simply fail, you still end up with a qualification.
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thank you very much^^ for the info^^
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