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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    City Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary


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.

We welcome students from all disciplines and backgrounds, and are looking for people with ideas about how their unique perspective and diverse experiences can contribute to this young and fast-evolving industry.

Your background may be in journalism, filmmaking, experience design, education, marketing or theatre. Perhaps your specialism is in storytelling, software, sound design or circus.

Whatever you bring to the mix, this is a place for independent thinkers who thrive in experimental, collaborative and hands-on learning environments.

Why study this 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.

Learning and Teaching

Study a critical, practical and production-based master's degree. You'll work individually and in teams to conceptualise, research, plan and deliver a series of creative projects.

Prepare for your professional career through specialist modules. You'll build a unique mixture of editorial, creative and technical skills that you can apply to this rapidly expanding industry.

Develop your critical evaluation, conceptual thinking and communication skills for diverse media and audiences.

Engage with external communities of researchers and attend professional events, festivals and masterclasses with industry practitioners. Refine your practice in a relevant, real-world context.


Throughout the course, you'll be assessed through a mix of portfolio work, proposals, presentations, evaluations and reports. You'll be expected to plan, pitch, produce and present at least one completed VR/AR project.

Careers / Further study

As a successful graduate, you'll have the research and planning skills needed to undertake independent, innovative and sustainable projects across multiple industries.

You'll be highly analytical and strategic, with advanced communications skills that will help you articulate your knowledge of new media technology and storytelling.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 13,250per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Bristol, University of the West of England

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  • Campus address

    Bristol, University West of England, (UWE), Coldharbour Lane, Frenchay, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS16 1QY, England

From inspiring teaching staff with strong industry links, to modern buildings and purpose-built facilities, UWE Bristol has all that students need to succeed.
With an excellent reputation for graduate employability and industry partnerships, you'll benefit from opportunities to enhance your career prospects.
Bristol is a bustling, welcoming city with a strong multicultural community – frequently named as one of the best places to live, work and study in the UK.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    55th out of 113 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    126 57%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80.0 80%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.07 81%



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