Critical Game Studies

Module code: MS7222

Games can be approached in many ways, from a social perspective to a technical one, and contain many clues about our culture. You’ll start by analysing a range of concepts including ideology, ethics and inclusion, which will enable you to examine the social role of digital games in contemporary culture.

They also have a huge expressive potential to engage with art, ethics, political critique and education which you’ll come to investigate. Your research will enable you to articulate the meaningful and expressive significance of games while mobilising the interdisciplinary, theoretical concepts of game studies.

Learning

  • 10 hours of lectures
  • 20 hours of seminars
  • 3 hours of project supervision
  • 7 hours of fieldwork
  • 110 hours of guided independent study

Assessment

  • Research essay proposal and annotated bibliography, 1,000 words (40%)
  • Research essay, 2,000-2,500 words (60%)