Taught course

Virtual and Augmented Reality

Liverpool John Moores University · Faculty of Engineering and Technology

Entry requirements

  • an undergraduate degree in a cognate subject area
  • an undergraduate degree in a non-cognate subject area when supplemented by relevant skills and / or experience
  • degree equivalent professional qualifications, e.g. BCS Graduate Diploma in IT
  • a HND plus a minimum of three years relevant professional experience
Additional information:
  • IELTS score of 6.0 (5.5 each component)
  • RPL is accepted in this programme

Months of entry


Course content

Please note that this programme has been suspended for 2024 entry. We will not be accepting applications for September 2024.

A practical, pioneering MSc course focusing on immersive technology tools and techniques for the development of virtual and augmented reality systems.

  • Embark on this newly developed course focussing on a topic of great recent and predicted growth
  • Learn how to use and develop a range of tools, techniques and systems for Virtual/Augmented/Mixed Reality
  • Experience one of the first MSc courses in the UK to focus on the development of VR/AR applications and systems development
  • Benefit from the experience of academics with substantial experience in 3D graphics, Computer Games, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality and with substantial industrial collaboration

A pioneering MSc in the UK that will prepare graduates for a career in industry or academia. Virtual and Augmented reality content is expected to expand in all domains, from sport and leisure to training, entertainment, advertising, health applications, tourism and many more.

The programme focuses on the development and application of tools and techniques of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality with a view to producing capable professionals to work in this field.

Dedicated Facilities

A dedicated Lab with high performance workstations, as well as specialised hardware and software is used for the practical work in this programme. Each student is assigned one workstation for the duration of the programme, including the final Dissertation Project.

Career Prospects

There has been sustained growth in labour market demand for workers with skills in the subject in recent year, and it is anticipated that application of Virtual/Augmented Reality technologies will become more mainstream in the future

This is an exciting area with applications in a variety of industrial domains, from training, advertising and marketing, urban planning, medical therapies, computer games, and many others.

This course is currently undergoing its scheduled programme review, which may impact the advertised modules. Programme review is a standard part of the University’s approach to quality assurance and enhancement, enabling us to ensure that our courses remain up to date and maintain their high standard and relevancy.

Once the review is completed, this course website page will be updated to reflect any approved changes to the advertised course. These approved changes will also be communicated to those who apply for the course to ensure they wish to proceed with their application.

Information for international students

Further information is also available from our international web pages.

Fees and funding

Please see the LJMU website for details.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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