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Gaming industry and university unite to tackle UK’s “growing skills crisis”

A consortium of leading players in the gaming industry is tackling growing recruitment concerns head on by devising an undergraduate and postgraduate degree in High Performance Graphics and Games Engineering in partnership with the University of Leeds. 

The move comes after stark warnings of a severe technical skills shortage in the UK, which could compromise the gaming industry’s contribution to the UK economy and leave it trailing in an expanding global industry predicted to reach $113 billion by 2018.

Both the four-year MEng and one-year Master’s degree are open for 2017 entry. The structure and content of the programmes have been steered by a mix of industry giants, large studios and low-level technical experts, including: NVIDIA; Epic Games, Sumo Digital, Barog Game Labs, Team 17 and Weaseltron.

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Gaming industry and the University of Leeds have devised two new courses to tackle the UK’s “growing skills crisis” head on...

High Performance Graphics and Games Engineering

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