University of Northampton

University of Northampton

Computing (Immersive Technologies)

This course allows you to develop skills and experience in the use of new and emerging technologies. We utilise our facilities to ensure that you receive your training in the use of these technologies within a variety of settings. You will be able to pursue a particular passion during your research dissertation enabling you to tailor your programme to your own interests. The theoretical basis of this course is reinforced by strong practical elements as well as collaborations with industrial partners thus allowing you to develop skills and experience. We have developed this course to be studied around other commitments and you may only need to attend the University for 2 days per week.​

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally hold a recognised 1st or 2nd Class Honours degree from a UK university or international equivalent in a relevant subject. It is assumed that students will have a working knowledge of computers and networks, it is also essential that they have practical hands on experience of at least 1 programming language. Applicants for whom English is not their 1st language will need to demonstrate that they meet the minimum English language requirement of IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent). If an applicant does not meet standard entry requirements, it is possible to undertake a single module and upon successful completion of this module progress to the full MSc qualification.

Course modules

All modules are 20 credit modules except for the dissertation which is a 60 credit module. An MSc is awarded on successful completion of 180 credits (6, 20 credit modules and one 60 credit dissertation module). Modules include: dissertation; distributed systems; immersive technologies; java programming; mathematical modelling; media techniques; modelling for enterprise.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by coursework, oral presentations, group work, practical reports, critical reviews and all students undertake a substantial (15,000 to 20,000 word) independent research thesis.​ Theoretical lectures and seminars are reinforced by practical examples and case studies and computer simulation tools and laboratory facilities as well as external visits and collaborative projects with partners.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,000 per Academic year (home fees) 15 months
MSc Full-time £ 6,000 per Academic year (EU fees) 15 months
MSc Part-time £ 3,350 per Academic year (home fees) 30 months
MSc Part-time £ 3,350 per Academic year (EU fees) 30 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Park Campus Northampton NN2 7AL East Midlands

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