Creative technologies students using Augmented Reality equipment
Mode of Study
Full-time, Part-time
1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Start Date
September 2021

This is a new course and we’re currently finalising the detailed information for this page. You can still see entry requirements and apply. You can also see information about what modules you'll study and course costs.


If you're passionate about animation, computer games, music technology or extended reality (XR), elevate your knowledge, skills and professional practice to postgraduate level on this Creative Technologies Master's.

You'll cultivate your creative skills with expert guidance from academic specialists and study in a department with the latest technical facilities – including the UK's first Centre for Creative and Immersive Extended Reality. You'll take part in collaborative projects that strengthen your research abilities and examine and explore approaches to creative practice.

You'll complete this course with one of the following exit awards, based on the specialism you study:

  • MA Animation
  • MA Extended Reality
  • MA Games Development
  • MA Music Technology

Alternative course

We also offer an MSc in Creative Technologies. The MSc supports the development and exploration of technologies, while this MA focuses on the development of creative projects.

Entry requirements​

MA Creative Technologies Master's degree entry requirements

Qualifications or experience
  • A 2:1 honours degree, or equivalent, in a relevant subject or a master's degree in an appropriate subject. Exceptionally, equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications will be considered. An online portfolio submission may be required as part of the selection process.
English language requirements
  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

If you don't meet the English language requirements yet, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme before you start your course.

​What you'll study

Each unit on this course is worth a certain number of credits.

  • Full-time students need to study units worth a total of 180 credits in a year. For example, 4 units worth 30 credits and 1 unit worth 60 credits.
  • Part-time students must study units worth a total of 90 units in each year of study.


  • Professional, Academic and Research Development (30 credits)
  • Creative Context and Practice (30 credits)
  • Project Design and Development (60 credits)
  • Project Evaluation and Resolution (60 credits)

There are no optional modules.

Changes to course content

We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies.

Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry and some optional modules may not run every year. If a module doesn’t run, we’ll let you know as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.

​Course costs and funding

Tuition fees (2021 start)


  • UK/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students – £7,950 (subject to annual increase)
  • EU students – £7,950 (including Transition Scholarship – subject to annual increase)
  • International students – £16,300 (subject to annual increase)


  • UK/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students – £5,300 in 1st year, £2,650 in 2nd year (subject to annual increase)
  • EU students – £5,300 in 1st year, £2,650 in 2nd year (including Transition Scholarship – subject to annual increase)
  • International students – £10,870 in 1st year, £5,430 in 2nd year (subject to annual increase)

Funding your studies

Find out how to fund your studies, including the scholarships and bursaries you could get. You can also find more about tuition fees and living costs, including what your tuition fees cover.

Applying from outside the UK? Find out about funding options for international students.

Additional course costs

These course-related costs aren’t included in the tuition fees. So you’ll need to budget for them when you plan your spending.

Costs breakdown

Our accommodation section shows your accommodation options and highlights how much it costs to live in Portsmouth.

You’ll study up to 4 modules a year. You may have to read several recommended books or textbooks for each module.

You can borrow most of these from the Library. If you buy these, they may cost up to £60 each.

We recommend that you budget £75 a year for:

  • Photocopying
  • Digital storage (e.g. memory sticks, hard drives)
  • Printing charges
  • Binding
  • Specialist printing

If your final year includes a major project, there could be cost for transport or accommodation related to your research activities. The amount will depend on the project you choose.


Start your application by following the link below:

Starting in September 2021

Admissions terms and conditions

When you accept an offer to study at the University of Portsmouth, you also agree to abide by our Student Contract (which includes the University's relevant policies, rules and regulations). You should read and consider these before you apply.

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