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School of Simulation and Visualisation taught Masters programmes enable graduates from a wide range of backgrounds to gain knowledge of advanced digital techniques.

MDes Sound for the Moving Image
The Masters of Design (M.Des) in Sound for the Moving Image offers the opportunity for postgraduate students to engage with the craft and creative practice of sound production applied to film, animation, television, new media, electronic games and visual art, as well as equipping students with the tools required to develop a research project within this field. The programme promotes production of original work, through individual or group-based research, that is conceptually-driven, aesthetically challenging and wide-ranging in its use of sound design and music production/compostion. 

MSc Medical Visualisation & Human Anatomy
The Master of Science (MSc) in Medical Visualisation and Human Anatomy is offered by the School of Simulation and Visualisation in collaboration with the Laboratory of Human Anatomy, University of Glasgow.
This programme creates a unique opportunity to combine cadaveric dissection with digital reconstruction, visualisation and interaction, to examine human anatomy, and to reconstruct it in a real-time 3D environment for use in education and training. With the demand from clinicians of anatomical knowledge of students increasing this Masters programme provides an ideal opportunity for enhancement of research into human anatomy within the digital age.

MSc International Heritage Visualisation
The International Heritage Visualisation programme provides an interdisciplinary approach to heritage with state of the art digital technologies, including 3D laser scanning, digital reconstruction of historic sties and artefacts, interaction and visualisation using virtual reality facilities.  It allows an ideal opportunity for documentation, maintenance and digital preservation of significant cultural sites and physical heritage assets, and the ability to reconstruct them in a real-time 3D environment for use in tourism, art, education, entertainment and science. 

MSc Serious Games and Virtual Reality

Students on the Serious Games & Virtual Reality pathway gain the transferable skills to design, develop and analyse serious games and to create serious games for a range of educational, health, commercial and industrial contexts, and conduct interdisciplinary research in purposeful applications of games technology. Students are also able to choose one option from the Medical Visualisation or Heritage pathways, providing additional expertise and experience in one of these high-demand areas.

The School of Simulation and Visualisation also has a successful PhD Programme.


For more information on taught Masters programmes, follow the links above or contact Avril McAllister,