Taught course

Virtual Reality with Industry

Swansea University · School of Aerospace, Civil, Electrical, General and Mechanical Engineering

Entry requirements

Students must attain a 2:2 (or overseas equivalent) in an undergraduate degree. Any degree subject will be considered.

We welcome applications by prospective students from around the world and look for evidence of previous study that is equivalent to the entry requirements stated above. The Postgraduate Admissions Office are happy to advise you on whether your qualifications are suitable for entry to the course you would like to study. Please email postgraduate.admissions@swansea.ac.uk for further information.

If English is not your first language you will need an acceptable pass in an approved English Language qualification to make sure you get the full benefit from studying at Swansea. We consider a wide range of qualifications, including the Swansea University English Test, the British Council IELTS test (with a score of at least 6.5 and 5.5 in each component). A full list of acceptable English Language tests can be found at:

Months of entry


Course content

Welcoming graduates from all subject areas, this course exploits and encapsulates the knowledge you have acquired from any degree background into a VR environment that can be deployed in an exciting, interactive and immersive way for commercial, medical, research, educational or even entertainment purposes, broadening your intellectual skills from a narrower base of undergraduate knowledge into a multidisciplinary skill set.

This programme aims to:

  • Provide graduates with an overview of XR technology and applications
  • Enable graduates to understand and apply modern VR technology in the context of social, economic and technical challenges and to take a holistic and multidisciplinary approach to problem solving
  • Define and develop effective computer based applications
  • Enable graduates to reflect on the importance and individual strengths and weaknesses in entrepreneurial and innovative thinking and to effectively utilise idea generation and problem solving techniques
  • Explore theoretical views on media, marketing, culture and human centred design through the project design process
  • Engage with organisations effectively to develop project plans
  • Develop graduates with a fundamental understanding of project management

All-inclusive package:

While developing VR applications, having the correct tools is crucial. This course provides an all-inclusive package of the tools required, including your own VR development laptop with VR headset and controllers. This equipment is yours to keep after the course is completed at no extra charge, so you can continue applying your new VR skills in your future career. This equipment allows students to carry out all aspects of the course, from learning the basics to developing their final dissertation project.

The provided kit includes:

  • VR Laptop
  • Oculus quest 2 with carry case and link cable (or nearest equivalent)
  • Backpack to transport the Laptop and VR headset
  • A home set up of extra monitor with external Keyboard & Mouse and a USB hub

Our state-of-the-art facilities and resources include:

  • Dedicated VR workstations with full body, eye and hand tracking for advance applications
  • Oculus Go for 360 VR
  • Oculus Quests for Simplified Room scale VR
  • VR laptops for room scale VR
  • VR computers for out-of-class work and relaxation

Fees and funding

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study.

If you're a UK or EU student starting a master’s degree at Swansea University, you may be eligible to apply for Government funding to help towards the cost of your studies. To find out more, please visit our postgraduate loans page.

To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

Academi Hywel Teifi at Swansea University and the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol offer a number of generous scholarships and bursaries for students who wish to study through the medium of Welsh or bilingually. For further information about the opportunities available to you, visit the Academi Hywel Teifi Scholarships and Bursaries page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Swansea University Postgraduate
+44 (0)1792 295358