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Virtual and Augmented Reality BSc (Hons)

University of Portsmouth

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**Overview**Design innovative solutions of the future using today's fastest-growing technologies on our Virtual and Augmented Reality degree course. Your skillset will broaden and balance as you master both the technical and design essentials of virtual and augmented reality, with an emphasis on non-entertainment applications. You’ll also develop a thorough understanding of the user-centric aspects of these technologies, such as user experience (UX) design, user research, and user psychology. As you take part in client and research projects, your expertise will grow further, and you'll be able to specialise from your second year by choosing modules that match your interests.With diverse skills and experience in virtual and augmented reality, you'll be set for career success in the burgeoning tech industries and beyond.**Course highlights**- Build your professional portfolio by collaborating with real clients in your third year, developing and delivering releasable artefacts- Take part in live research projects contributing to the field's rapid development – some of which can lead to internships and employment- Gain valuable industry experience by taking an optional placement- Work on VR and AR solutions with catalogue of local and national companies and organisations, including Royal Navy, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Spinnaker Tower and Victorious Festival- Enhance your technical expertise by earning ProTools and Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certifications during the course**Careers and opportunities**After our course, you'll have the unique skillset to become a developer in any industry sector that's embracing virtual, augmented and mixed reality technologies. Our industry ties can also help you network and build contacts with potential employers, which will help forge your career path.You can also continue your studies at postgraduate level. Graduate rolesWith the skillset this course develops, graduates can pursue various roles, including:- virtual/augmented reality developer- computer vision architect/engineer- unity/unreal engine developer- C++/C# developer- javaScript developer mixed reality- interaction engineer- VR/AR designer- 3D artist- 3D modeller- AR/VR writer- game developer/designer/programmer- rendering software engineer- sound designerAfter you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Application deadline

25 January

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University information

University of Portsmouth

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  • Campus address

    University of Portsmouth, University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 2UP, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    67th out of 114 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    122 52%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76.0 76%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.74 75%



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