MSc in Computer Science - Augmented & Virtual Reality Strand

The Augmented & Virtual Reality strand equips students with the theoretical and practical knowledge to enable them to participate in the design and development of the technology that underpins the fast-moving video game market as well as providing transferable skills relevant to careers in the wider industries of interactive entertainment, new media and communication. This strand is a modified version of the well-established and successful M.Sc in Interactive Entertainment Technology and is built on research expertise in the Trinity Centre for Creative Technologies. This Centre is based on a unique collaboration of Computer Science, Engineering, Drama and the Arts; The focus is on creative technologies including film, interactive multimedia, games, and simulation.

Career Opportunities

We expect graduates to be in high demand for research and development positions within leading multi-national companies and start-up companies alike. Previous graduates from our M.Sc. programmes have gone on to work for games or visual effects companies, whilst many others work in broader areas involving computer vision, computer graphics or interactive digital applications. We expect future graduates to be equally successful in securing employment in this industry. In some cases, our graduates have gone on to further postgraduate research, taking up funded PhD positions at TCD or other universities in Ireland abroad.

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Playlist of Sample Student Work

Final project for the real-time animation course at TCD.


Dr. Michael Manzke

Augmented & Virtual Reality -Strand Leader