Serious Games and Virtual Reality at Glasgow School of Art - UCAS

Glasgow School of Art

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: University of Glasgow

Serious Games and Virtual Reality (Taught)

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Course summary

The MSc provides students with the skills to become a key part of this explosive growth, and potential to become key innovators in this exciting and rapidly developing area. The MSc offers students with prior programming/scripting experience the transferable skills to design, develop and analyse games and simulations for a range of application areas and to conduct interdisciplinary research in the serious applications of games technology, particularly in healthcare, education and training.


Stage 1 Core Research Skills for Postgraduates Games Programming Serious Game Design and Research School of Simulation and Visualisation Elective: Choose one from Interactive Heritage Visualisation Applications in Medical Visualisation Stage 2 Motion Capture & Interaction Audio for games & interactive applications Serious Games Development GSA Elective Stage 3 MSc Research Project

Assessment method

Research project.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

Entry requirements

An Honours degree or equivalent professional practice in any of the following disciplines: computer science, computer graphics, computer programming, software development, mathematics, or physics; computer games programming, game development, game design, game art, 3D modeling and animation, interactive systems. Graduates from other disciplines may be considered if they are able to demonstrate an interest and ability in the field of serious games development. IELTS 6.5 overall (with no less than 6.0 in each component) for overseas applicants for whom English is not their 1st language.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £22679* Year 1
England £8820* Year 1
Northern Ireland £8820* Year 1
Scotland £8820* Year 1
Wales £8820* Year 1
EU £22679* Year 1
International £22679* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

EU Students with Pre-Settled or Settled Status in the UK may be eligible for Home Fees. A full fee assessment will be made upon receipt of a completed application.
Serious Games and Virtual Reality at Glasgow School of Art - UCAS