Serious Games and Virtual Reality

Glasgow School of Art


Main Campus


This course provides students with the skills to become a key part of this explosive growth, and potential to become key innovators in this exciting and rapidly developing area. It offers students with prior programming/scripting experience the transferable skills to design, develop and analyse games and simulations for a range of application areas and to conduct interdisciplinary research in the serious applications of games technology, particularly in healthcare, education and training.

Programme Structure

Stage 1:
Core Research Skills for Postgraduates; Games Programming; Serious Game Design and Research

Elective: Choose one from: Interactive Heritage Visualisation; Applications in Medical Visualisation

You can exit after Stage 1 with PgCert Serious Games and Virtual Reality

Stage 2:
Motion Capture and Interaction; Audio for games and interactive applications; Serious Games Development; GSA Elective

You can exit after Stage 2 with PgDip Serious Games and Virtual Reality

Stage 3:
MSc Research Project

Entry Requirements

Honours degree or equivalent professional practice in any of the following disciplines: Computer science, computer graphics, computer programming, software development, mathematics, or physics, Computer games programming, game development, game design, game art, 3D modeling and animation, interactive systems

Start Date



Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Part time (day)

Course Length

24 - 36 months


School of Design

SCQF Level