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What is a Researcher

The gaming industry is in need of people who can tap into the power of marketing psychology. That’s where Researchers come in.

As a Researcher, your day is varied. One project can involve carrying out research into gamer habits, while another project involves player experience.

Top 3 job tasks:

  • Test the market place to determine new game subject matter.
  • Conduct studies into different types of gaming technology.
  • Develop strategies for meeting gamer demands.

Getting in and Qualifications


Game Researchers have a background in psychology and business management.

Useful subjects:

  • Business administration
  • Game design
  • Game art
  • Business management
  • Psychology

Entry requirements for courses can change. Always contact the college, university or training provider to make sure you have the relevant information.


If you want to be a Researcher, there are a number of options available, such as apprenticeships and degrees.

A Foundation Apprenticeship in Business Skills is a good way to improve your commercial knowledge. 

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Studying for a bachelor’s degree in psychology is a great way of developing research skills. The knowledge can be applied to understanding the habits of gamers.

Pursuing an advanced qualification like a Masters in game design is useful as well.