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Virtual and Extended Realities

University of the West of England (UWE Bristol)

12 months
1167 GBP/module
646 GBP/module
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MA Virtual and Extended Realities is an industry-led course designed to address increased demand for expertise in immersive storytelling. The course is open to passionate graduates who want to enter the radical world of virtual, augmented and extended reality production.

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Why study the MA Virtual and Extended Realities course?

Virtual and Extended Realities is one of the fastest growing markets in the world. There is a recognised shortage of graduates with the skills and experience needed to support transformation in every sector.

Why University of the West of England (UWE Bristol)?

In this one-year, full time course, you'll combine theory and critical thinking with practical experimentation. Throughout the year, you'll learn from pioneering thought-leaders and work with internationally significant industry partners. This collaboration will allow you to create innovative work in virtual and extended realities.

Previous partners include BBC R&D, Royal Opera House, English Institute of Sport and Ultraleap. You'll also benefit from the support of a personal mentor, hand-picked from our research and professional networks to support your development.

Programme Structure

You will study:

  • Practical Experiments in Interactivity and Immersion - A series of practical workshops introducing you to a range of tools and technologies. These include virtual reality (VR), mobile and headset-based augmented reality, immersive sound and 360° filmmaking.
  • Historical and Emerging Concepts in Storytelling - An historical perspective of storytelling across disciplines, exploring how our perceptions of storytelling change in light of emerging technologies. You'll learn from guest lecturers who are currently shaping the immersive industry.
  • Virtual Reality Story Lab - You'll form small production companies and respond to live briefs from industry partners. Teams engage in a process of critical making to create innovative, proof-of-concept prototypes.
  • Virtual Reality Collaborative Project - Final major project. You'll choose to develop either a collaborative, creative project, or a research paper.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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180 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Usually applicants will have an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject or professional experience (such as significant filmmaking or multimedia production), and a commitment to research and reflecting on creative practice. We are looking for highly motivated, creative students who are passionate about immersive storytelling and emerging technology.
  • Due to the evolving nature of this field, we welcome students from different disciplines and backgrounds, technical and creative. We recruit students with experience in filmmaking, theatre, sound design, game design, experience design, animation, graphic design, software development, studio/media arts, scriptwriting, writing, and journalism.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1167 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1167 GBP per module during 12 months.
  • National

    646 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 646 GBP per module during 12 months.

Living costs for Bristol

750 - 1260 GBP /month
Living costs

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