M.Sc. On Campus

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality

24 months
14166 EUR/year
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This master's programme in Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality from Lund University aims at educating qualified professionals who can design, implement and evaluate VR and AR applications while also considering the ethical, cultural, and social implications of such technology.


Recent advances in computer graphics, sensors and screen technology give us unprecedented possibilities to completely immerse humans in virtual environments or augment real environments. Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) constitute a completely new computing paradigm finding its way into applications for industry, health care, education, entertainment etc.

The master's programme in Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality from Lund University offers a truly holistic approach to VR and AR technology in a world-class, multi-disciplinary research and learning environment. Examples of concrete content in the master's programme include:

  • Computer graphics and its implications for VR/AR applications
  • Image analysis and its applications in VR/AR tracking
  • 3D interaction in VR/AR applications
  • User-centred design methodology for VR/AR development

Programme structure

Courses in e.g. computer graphics, image analysis, interaction design, VR and AR are blended into a unified learning experience that covers the whole range from enabling technologies to the final user experience of VR/AR applications. At the core of the master's programme is the assumption that VR/AR technology is best learned when students fuse theoretical knowledge and technical skills with design thinking. This specifically means that active experimentation is a fundamental pillar of the master's programme, which means laboratory work and project assignments in Lund University's top tier laboratories.

Career prospects

Students graduating from the Master’s programme in Virtual reality and Augmented reality will be extremely attractive for industry in the near future. For example, job market company Hired has reported a 1400% demand growth for VR/AR engineers in 2019. As the VR/AR research field is growing quickly, there are excellent opportunities for an academic career as well. The number of doctoral student positions is increasing all over the world and the master's programme provides qualifications for research studies at PhD level.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Image analysis
  • Computer graphics
  • Interaction design
  • High performance computer graphics
  • Virtual Reality in theory and practice 
  • Computer vision 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

You should apply between mid-October to 15 January for studies starting in the autumn semester (August/September)


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering, or equivalent. Completed courses in mathematics (including calculus in one and several variables,linear algebra, systems and transforms and probability theory and statistics) of at least 30 credits/ECTS, and basic skills in object-oriented programming (at least onecourse). 
  • English 6.
  • The selection is based on academic qualifications.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14166 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28332 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.

Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 290 000

Living costs for Lund

7428 - 11057 SEK /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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