Entry requirements

You will normally have at least a 2:1 undergraduate UK honours degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. creative/digital arts, management, education, science etc). A 2.2 will also be considered. Equivalent EU/international qualifications are also accepted. Applicants who do not meet these criteria will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Other professional qualifications will be considered on merit and/or with relevant professional experience.

Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English language qualification.

Months of entry


Course content

This course (offering additional specialisms in Technology for Social Good and XR Immersive Arts) places you at the cutting edge of new and emerging fields of innovative creative practice. It will not just extend the boundaries for studying the latest creative technologies, but will actively encourage you to experiment and develop your practice in an interdisciplinary incubator environment, opening up new arenas as you progress, and supporting you to define new fields of digital creative technologies.

You will be based in the School of Digital Arts (SODA), located in the global city of Manchester, offering a brand new purpose-built building. Equipped with the latest emerging technologies, it will enable you to develop industry-standard skills for creating and researching content across the latest digital platforms. It’s a place that offers the opportunity to collaborate with a dynamic creative community of sound designers, filmmakers, photographers, games developers and more. SODA is also home to staff from a wide range of disciplines, who are research active and experts in their chosen areas who have well-established links to the wider creative media, arts and digital tech industries.
The exciting interdisciplinary nature of this course offers a range of collaborative opportunities with students across other SODA courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, as well as across the wider university and international partners, developing your creative expertise along the way. Whilst technical and creative skills development in the use of digital tools is central, there is also a strong focus on the skills needed for effective collaboration, and the cross-disciplinary, conceptual and entrepreneurial thinking needed to produce and disseminate creative digital content to audiences and clients.
The course will offer you an exciting opportunity to form new approaches to conceptualising and making digital content, establishing new and thought-provoking work that will change the way you think about storytelling, technologies, partners and audiences.
Please note that the optional specialisms within this course are subject to change.
Features and Benefits
  • You will join a course that fosters interesting and diverse engagement with external partners within the Manchester, the region, nationally and internationally.
  • You will become an integral part of the School of Digital Arts, home to a creative community of interdisciplinary research staff and students with expertise in diverse fields of practice such as Animation, Filmmaking, Photography, Games Art, Immersive Arts and Sound Design.
  • You will have the space, guidance and technical resources to enable you to develop your independent practice by investigating a range of concepts, practical and critical research methods, whilst taking advantage of the transdisciplinary activities provided by our unique offer of optional units and Co-Labs.
  • You will have the opportunity to extend and develop your experience in the professional sphere by being introduced to our close links with national and international educational partners, research communities and strong links with the creative and digital sectors across the UK.
  • By joining SODA at Manchester Met, you will become a part of the University’s dynamic research community within a city that is one of the fastest growing tech hubs in Europe with a burgeoning arts scene and creative industries sector.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Team
+44 (0) 161 247 6969