Game Studies (MA)

The MA in Game Studies is an interdisciplinary and interfaculty program designed to provide students with a well-rounded, high-quality venue for studying and designing games in all their forms. Throughout the program, students will engage with both scholarly and professional literature which explores the key debates and design paradigms within the discipline. A special focus of the program is “Games for Education, Health, and Persuasion,” which explores how principles of game studies and design can be used in non-gaming fields like education, public policy and healthcare, which allows students to pursue a wide range of options upon graduation.

Entry point:

  • September


  • Major Research Project – 6 terms (2 years)
  • Thesis – 6 terms (2 years)

This program is funded for the defined length above as outlined on our financial page.

Application deadline:

  • February 1


Admission requirements

  1. Check the university requirements and the program requirements.
  2. Complete the online application and submit the non-refundable application fee.
  3. You will need to submit your transcripts as well as the following program-specific materials:
    • A Written Statement of Intent — Please include your interests in the MA in Game Studies program at Brock. What do you hope to learn in the program? What prior experience with games do you have that would assist you in studying and/or making games at the graduate level? Your statement should be a maximum of 2,500 characters.

Career outcomes

  • PhD programs
  • Gaming companies
  • Government agencies