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Are you curious…

  • About the use of games for health, education, and saving the earth?
  • How you can use multimodal, mobile, and AR/VR interaction to improve and create new experiences?
  • How you can develop a new generation of real-time graphics and AI for interactive applications?

If you’re interested in questions like these, then the Game and Media Technology Master’s programme at Utrecht University might be it for you!  

Apply developments to new innovations

The game landscape is constantly changing, and new developments come up at a rapid pace. The industry therefore needs professionals who can apply these developments to new innovations and know how to implement them within an organization. The Game and Media Technology Master’s programme will train you to become such a professional.  

Only research Master's in the Netherlands

Game and Media Technology is the only game research Master’s in the Netherlands. The focus is not on playing games, but rather on the technological aspects of games and multimedia in the context of computer science. You will therefore work on creating the systems and techniques behind the game and media system.

In this research Master's you will explore:
•    Modelling virtual worlds
•    Creating character animation and behaviour
•    Computer vision-based video analysis
•    Building multi-sensory interfaces
.... and more

You’ll test the systems and technologies in our labs such as the Motion Capture Lab or the Crowd Simulation Lab.  

'In the Master's, there is a very nice balance between theory and application


Degree: This Master's programme is officially registered under its name in the Central Register of Higher Education Study Programmes
  • Title: MSc
  • Master's degree in: Informatica
  • Programme: Game and Media Technology
Accredited by the NVAO
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Language of instruction:
Part- or full-time status:
2 years
Credits: 60 credits equals one year full-time study load (European Credit Transfer System, ECTS)
Start of studies:
  • September
  • February
Application deadline:
  • February: Dutch & EU/EEA students: 15 October
  • February: Non-EU/EEA students: 1 September
  • September: Dutch & EU/EEA students: 1 June
  • September: Non-EU/EEA students: 1 April
Tuition fees:
Graduate school:
Natural Sciences