BSc (Hons)

BSc (Hons) Immersive Technologies


Studying Immersive Technologies at Winchester, you will become well-versed in industry game engines, Unity and Unreal, and 3D technologies and texture creation, giving you the power to create captivating digital experiences. 

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Course overview

You will delve into hardware and embedded systems by working with microcontrollers and electronics. 

To bolster your design skills, we provide access to industry-standard design software, ensuring you are well-prepared to meet the demands of the creative industry. Your journey through our course will also introduce you to the exciting realms of virtual reality, with hands-on experience using VR headsets, 3D printing and other rapid prototyping technologies. 

We understand the invaluable importance of teamwork and real-world experience in nurturing your skills. Our approach to education is to immerse you in industry-like scenarios, giving you hands-on opportunities to work on live client projects. By bridging the gap between theory and practice, we empower you to cultivate your technical expertise and teamwork abilities. Through collaboration with peers and exposure to genuine client interactions, you will learn effective communication, problem-solving, and project management dynamics, mirroring the actual industry environment.  

Throughout your journey, you will grasp various critical concepts, approaches, and debates that shape sustainable design and production in immersive technology. You will become adept at analysing, interpreting, and fulfilling specifications, enabling you to craft precise design and technical solutions. 

Enjoy our Design Studio, a dynamic space designed to replicate the high-energy environment of tomorrow's tech and creative industries. Equipped with cutting-edge technology, this studio is more than just a workspace; it's a gateway to innovation and inspiration. Whether you're an aspiring developer, designer, or tech enthusiast, you'll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the tools and resources of the future, fostering your creativity and skills. With industry-standard equipment, our studio empowers you to explore, experiment, and craft your vision, providing the ultimate playground for tomorrow's immersive technology pioneers.  

What you need to know

Course start date



Winchester campus

Course length

  • 3 years full-time



Typical offer

104-112 points


From £9,250 pa

Course features

  • Prepare for the future with a degree focused on game design and development, augmented and virtual reality, world design and connected device development
  • Dive into diverse immersive and developmental technology, mastering design and programming languages with pivotal production techniques within the dynamic games and tech industry
  • Gain the skills and knowledge needed to excel in the expansive, immersive technology market

Course details

Our aim is to shape 'confident learners' by enabling you to develop the skills needed to excel in your studies here and as well as onto further studies or the employment market.

You are taught primarily through a combination of lectures and seminars, allowing opportunities to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups.

In addition to the formally scheduled contact time such as lectures and seminars etc., you are encouraged to access academic support from staff within the course team and the wide range of services available to you within the University.

Independent learning

Over the duration of your course, you will be expected to develop independent and critical learning, progressively building confidence and expertise through independent and collaborative research, problem-solving and analysis with the support of staff. You take responsibility for your own learning and are encouraged to make use of the wide range of available learning resources available.

Overall workload

Your overall workload consists of class contact hours, independent learning and assessment activity.

While your actual contact hours may depend on the optional modules you select, the following information gives an indication of how much time you will need to allocate to different activities at each level of the course.


Taught elements of the course take place on campus in Winchester.

Teaching hours

All class based teaching takes places between 9am – 6pm, Monday to Friday during term time. Wednesday afternoons are kept free from timetabled teaching for personal study time and for sports clubs and societies to train, meet and play matches. There may be some occasional learning opportunities (for example, an evening guest lecturer or performance) that take places outside of these hours for which you will be given forewarning.

Teaching, learning and assessment: 288 hours
Independent learning: 912 hours

Teaching, learning and assessment: 288 hours
Independent learning: 912 hours

Teaching, learning and assessment: 288 hours
Independent learning: 828 hours
Placement: 84 hours

*Please note these are indicative hours for the course.


Our validated courses may adopt a range of means of assessing your learning. An indicative, and not necessarily comprehensive, list of assessment types you might encounter includes essays, portfolios, supervised independent work, presentations, written exams, or practical performances.

We ensure all students have an equal opportunity to achieve module learning outcomes. As such, where appropriate and necessary, students with recognised disabilities may have alternative assignments set that continue to test how successfully they have met the module's learning outcomes. Further details on assessment types used on the course you are interested in can be found on the course page, by attending an Open Day or Open Evening, or contacting our teaching staff.

Percentage of the course assessed by coursework

The assessment balance between examination and coursework depends to some extent on the optional modules you choose. The approximate percentage of the course assessed by different assessment modes is as follows:

YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4)*:
  • 40% coursework
  • 0% written exams
  • 60% practical exams
YEAR 2 (LEVEL 5)*:
  • 95% coursework
  • 0% written exams
  • 5% practical exams
YEAR 3 (LEVEL 6)*:
  • 60% coursework
  • 0% written exams
  • 40% practical exams

*Please note these are indicative percentages and modes for the programme.


We are committed to providing timely and appropriate feedback to you on your academic progress and achievement in order to enable you to reflect on your progress and plan your academic and skills development effectively. You are also encouraged to seek additional feedback from your course tutors.

Further information

For more information about our regulations for this course, please see our Academic Regulations, Policies and Procedures.


Please note the modules listed are correct at the time of publishing. The University cannot guarantee the availability of all modules listed and modules may be subject to change. The University will notify applicants of any changes made to the core modules listed. For further information please refer to


Year one modules
  • Principles of Immersive Tech: Theory, Software and Sustainable Practices
  • Interactive & 3D Mini Projects
  • Individual VR, Game or 3D World Practice
  • Discovering Your Subject
Discovering Your Subject

Whatever a student’s future career, there are certain professional skills that are required in the workplace. This module provides opportunities to acquire and apply essential skills for academic success, while also developing digital skills that are a prerequisite for a successful career.

Students will practice, and build confidence in wide ranging skills, as part of their transition into higher education. By establishing and pursuing a personal development plan, students develop a set of personal qualities such as self-awareness, confidence and resilience; and professional skills such as communication, teamwork, risk management, coaching and feedback. Whilst students learn to construct outstanding CVs and professional LinkedIn profiles, this module also aims to raise students’ digital skills competencies. The module will cover the general Microsoft Office suite and specific digital skills of particular relevance to the discipline that the student is studying. This module is taught as a mix of lectures, practitioner guest lectures, hands-on skills seminars and computer lab sessions.


Year two modules
  • Mastering VR, Game & 3D World Building Skills for Creative Excellence
  • Your Digital Influence: Strategic Self-Promotion
  • Immersive Experiences for User-Focused Solutions
  • RSA Research Informed Project
  • Designing, Organising, Marketing, and Implementing End of Year Showcase



Year three modules
  • Mastering Middleware, Tools & APIs: Enhance Your Immersive Development Potential
  • Experiencing Future Skills in the Workplace
  • Your Professional Potential: Crafting a Dynamic Portfolio for Success
  • Case Study-Based Investigation into Specialised Practices and Emerging Trends
  • Start-Up

Entry requirements

104-112 points

Our offers are typically made using UCAS tariff points to allow you to include a range of level 3 qualifications and as a guide, the requirements for this course are equivalent to:

  • A-Levels: BBC-BBB from 3 A Levels or equivalent grade combinations (e.g. BBB is comparable to ABC in terms of tariff points)
  • BTEC/CTEC: DMM from BTEC or Cambridge Technical (CTEC) qualifications
  • International Baccalaureate: To include a minimum of 2 Higher Level certificates at grade H4
  • T Level: Merit in a T Level

Additionally, we accept tariff points achieved for many other qualifications, such as the Access to Higher Education Diploma, Scottish Highers, UAL Diploma/Extended Diploma and WJEC Applied Certificate/Diploma, to name a few. We also accept tariff points from smaller level 3 qualifications, up to a maximum of 32, from qualifications like the Extended Project (EP/EPQ), music or dance qualifications. To find out more about UCAS tariff points, including what your qualifications are worth, please visit UCAS.

In addition to level 3 study, the following GCSE’s are required:

GCSE English Language at grade 4 or C, or higher. Functional Skills at level 2 is accepted as an alternative, however Key Skills qualifications are not. If you hold another qualification, please get in touch and we will advise further

If you will be over the age of 21 years of age at the beginning of your undergraduate study, you will be considered as a mature student. This means our offer may be different and any work or life experiences you have will be considered together with any qualifications you hold. UCAS have further information about studying as a mature student on their website which may be of interest.

International points required

If English is not your first language, a formal English language test will most likely be required and you will need to achieve the following:

  • IELTS Academic at 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in all four components (for year 1 entry)
  • We also accept other English language qualifications, such as IELTS Indicator, Pearson PTE Academic, Cambridge C1 Advanced and TOEFL iBT

If you are living outside of the UK or Europe, you can find out more about how to join this course by contacting our International Recruitment Team via our International Apply Pages.

2024 Course Tuition Fees

  UK / Channel Islands /
Isle of Man / Republic of Ireland 


Year 1 £9,250 £16,700
Year 2 £9,250 £16,700
Year 3 £9,250 £16,700
Total £27,750 £50,100
Optional Sandwich Year* £1,850 £3,340
Total with Sandwich Year £29,600 £53,440

Additional tuition fee information

If you are a UK student starting your degree in September 2024, the first year will cost you £9,250**. Based on this fee level, the indicative fees for a three-year degree would be £27,750 for UK students.

Remember, you don’t have to pay any of this upfront if you are able to get a tuition fee loan from the UK Government to cover the full cost of your fees each year.

UK Part-Time fees are calculated on a pro rata basis of the full-time fee for a 120 credit course. The fee for a single credit is £77.08 and a 15 credit module is £1,156. Part-time students can take up to a maximum 90 credits per year, so the maximum fee in a given year will be the government permitted maximum fee of £6,935.

International part-time fees are calculated on a pro rata basis of the full-time fee for a 120 credit course. The fee for a single credit is £139.14 and a 15 credit module is £2,087.

* Please note that not all courses offer an optional sandwich year.

**The University of Winchester will charge the maximum approved tuition fee per year.

Additional costs

As one of our students all of your teaching and assessments are included in your tuition fees, including, lectures/guest lectures and tutorials, seminars, laboratory sessions and specialist teaching facilities. You will also have access to a wide range of student support and IT services.

There might be additional costs you may encounter whilst studying. The following highlights the mandatory and optional costs for this course:


Core texts
Core texts are available from the University Library. However some students prefer to purchase their own copies. Some core texts can be bought second-hand or as an ebook which can often reduce this cost. Indicative cost is £150 for whole course.


Students are expected to have their own laptop to use on this course. Indicative cost is £200-£1,000.

Printing and Binding
The University is pleased to offer our students a printing allowance of £5 each academic year. This will print around 125 A4 (black and white) pages. If students wish to print more, printer credit can be topped up by the student. The University and Student Union are champions of sustainability and we ask all our students to consider the environmental impact before printing.


We have a variety of scholarship and bursaries available to support you financially with the cost of your course. To see if you’re eligible, please see our Scholarships and Awards page.


Graduates may work within industries such as game design/development, immersive app development, AR and VR/XR applications, embedded device design/development, 3D environments for virtual worlds, heritage interpretation applications, motion graphics, and user experience design in multiple design disciplines. 

For those with an entrepreneurial spirit, starting your own company is also within reach, with our entrepreneur modules supporting student start-ups. 

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