Taught course

Games and Extended Reality

University of Salford · Salford School of Arts, Media and Creative Technology

Entry requirements

A relevant undergraduate degree, normally at 2:1 or above, and supporting evidence of digital/games design experience.

See University of Salford website for details of personal statement and portfolio requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

Are you looking for a path into the exciting and rapidly evolving area of gaming and XR? Would you like to study in MediaCity, which is one of the fastest-growing creative technology centres in the UK? (Wired, 18 January 2021)

This programme provides you with the skills and knowledge to break into this new and exciting field, becoming one of the key innovators that will shape its future. The focus of this course is on the creative application of immersive and extended reality technologies to a wide range of design contexts. This is a rapidly evolving field, with applications as diverse as engineering, architecture, heritage, medicine and education.

In particular, the growth of virtual, augmented, and mixed reality applications, grouped under the umbrella term of ‘Extended Reality’ (XR), is driving to radical transformations in the production and consumption of digital media products. As leading brands such as Facebook (now Meta), Microsoft, Apple and Google all align into this direction, the surge of new XR products and experiences will redefine the ways in which we interact with the people and the world around us. This explosive growth is substantially increasing in the demand for professionals with the creative and technical skills to lead the way.

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

University of Salford
+44(0)161 295 4545