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Applied Metaverse and Digital Leadership - MSc

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The MSc Applied Metaverse and Digital Leadership course is designed to meet the industry need to develop leadership and practical skills of those at the vanguard of digital technology and expose you to the pioneering concept of immersive technologies such as virtual, augmented and extended realities. The Metaverse is a virtual shared space where users can interact with each other in real time....

  • Level Postgraduate Taught
  • Study mode Full Time/Part Time
  • Location City Centre
  • School Birmingham City Business School
  • Faculty Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences

This course is:

Open to International Students

Overview

The MSc Applied Metaverse and Digital Leadership course is designed to meet the industry need to develop leadership and practical skills of those at the vanguard of digital technology and expose you to the pioneering concept of immersive technologies such as virtual, augmented and extended realities.

The Metaverse is a virtual shared space where users can interact with each other in real time. It is a collective virtual environment that encompasses virtual and augmented reality and the internet.

The Metaverse is being used more and more by companies to enhance co-operation, undertake virtual commerce, create immersive brand engagement, host virtual events and experiences and train staff through simulation.

This course is open to International students.

What's covered in this course?

Our MSc course in Applied Metaverse and Digital Leadership has been designed to meet the industry need for the development of skilled practitioners as well as managers and leaders at the cutting edge of the technology world.

The Metaverse is being used by more and more companies to:

  • Enhance cooperation
  • Undertake virtual commerce
  • Create immersive brand engagement
  • Host virtual events and experiences
  • Train staff through simulation

As a student you will be exposed to the cutting-edge world of immersive technologies such as virtual reality, augmented reality and extended reality. You will develop the knowledge and skills to create immersive simulations and interactive virtual worlds preparing you for employment in countless industries that exist now or will be developed in the future from these technologies.

The course additionally aims to give you the skills not only to be developers but also the leaders and managers of the future. The focus on digital leadership will develop your management skills and knowledge of managing innovation and entrepreneurship, strategic management and leadership.

Why Choose Us?

  • Our course teaches you how to account for the social, ethical, and sustainability questions involved in operating in the world of the Metaverse and advanced technologies, and how these issues should influence behaviour and decision making.
  • This course will prepare you to work in any area of the Metaverse, putting you head and shoulders above others in Metaverse management and development.
  • Our academic staff have a wealth of industry experience and are experts in their field.
  • You will develop management and leadership skills through critical thinking, appraisal and analysis.
  • Our course teaches you the underlying technologies, tools and techniques supporting the evolution of the Metaverse, meaning you will have the knowledge to respond in real-time and react as this fast-moving and ever-evolving technology develops over time.
  • This course will prepare you to apply your digital enabled skills into a dynamic and highly demanding sector, putting you ahead of the competition.

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Entry Requirements

An honours degree from a British University or equivalent institution (minimum 2:2). Your degree can be in any field - whatever your background, this course will enable you to become a digital leader with business acumen and technological understanding.

You may be able to access advanced entry into the Diploma stage if you have successfully undertaken study of a broadly similar level to the Certification stage modules.

EU and International

As above plus IELTS 6.0 overall with 5.5. minimum in all bands.

If you have a qualification that is not listed, please contact us.

Fees & How to Apply

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  • UK Student
  • International Student

UK students

Annual and modular tuition fees shown are applicable to the first year of study. The University reserves the right to increase fees for subsequent years of study in line with increases in inflation (capped at 5%) or to reflect changes in Government funding policies or changes agreed by Parliament. View fees for continuing students.

Award: MSc

Starting: Sep 2024

  • Mode
  • Duration
  • Fees
  • Full Time
  • 16 months
  • £10,500 in 2024/25

International students

Annual and modular tuition fees shown are applicable to the first year of study. The University reserves the right to increase fees for subsequent years of study in line with increases in inflation (capped at 5%) or to reflect changes in Government funding policies or changes agreed by Parliament. View fees for continuing students.

Award: MSc

Starting: Sep 2024

  • Mode
  • Duration
  • Fees
  • Full Time
  • 16 months
  • £17,710 in 2024/25

Access to computer equipment

You will require use of a laptop, and most students do prefer to have their own. However, you can borrow a laptop from the university or use one of our shared computer rooms.

Printing

You will receive £5 print credit in each year of your course, available after enrolment.

Field trips

All essential field trips and associated travel costs will be included in your course fees.

Access to Microsoft Office 365

Every student at the University can download a free copy of Microsoft Office 365 to use whilst at university and for 18 months after graduation.

Key software

You will be able to download SPSS and Nvivo to your home computer to support with your studies and research.

Key subscriptions

Subscriptions to key journals and websites and available through our library.

Excess printing (optional)

Once you have spent your £5 credit, additional printing on campus costs from 5p per sheet.

Books (optional)

Some modules may suggest that you purchase a key textbook. All module key texts will be in the University library, but in limited numbers. Many students choose to purchase a copy.

Accommodation and living costs

The cost of accommodation and other living costs are not included within your course fees. More information on the cost of accommodation can be found in our accommodation pages.

Personal statement

You’ll need to submit a personal statement as part of your application for this course. This will need to highlight your passion for postgraduate study – and your chosen course – as well as your personal skills and experience, academic success, and any other factors that will support your application for further study.

Not sure what to include? We’re here to help – take a look at our top tips for writing personal statements and download our free postgraduate personal statement guide for further advice and examples from real students.

Course in Depth

Modules

In order to complete this course you must successfully complete all the following CORE modules (totalling 180 credits):

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Employability

Graduates from management, business or marketing degrees will find that the course provides ideal preparation for leading projects involving building an immersive world for company's clients.

Those with degrees in computer science, information technology, game design, or a related field could progress into roles that involve overseeing developing metaverses with a knowledge of commercial scalability and acquired digital leadership skills.

International

Welcome to the Birmingham City Business School, home to students from over 70 countries all around the world!

Birmingham City Business School is one of the UK’s largest, most established and most respected business schools. Our programmes are practice based and many have an international focus, which means your course will be entirely relevant to today’s business world. Almost all of our courses, both at undergraduate and postgraduate level, are open to international students.

We also have links with universities across the world, including Europe, the USA, China, India and Malaysia.

International Services

Our international pages contain a wealth of information for international students who are considering applying to study here, including:

The University is conveniently placed, with Birmingham International Airport nearby and first-rate transport connections to London and the rest of the UK.

Facilities & Staff

Curzon facilities eatery
Curzon facilities staircase
Curzon facilities student hub

Our Facilities

We are constantly investing in our estate and have spent £400 million on new learning facilities.

The Curzon Building

This course is based at our City Centre Campus – and specifically The Curzon Building, alongside other Social Sciences, Law and Business students.

The £63m building offers students a unique social learning space, including a dedicated student hub incorporating student support services, in the heart of Birmingham’s Eastside development.

The Business floors house an extensive number of IT facilities, breakout areas, and specialised rooms. The Marketing Link Agency is designed to replicate a modern marketing firm, allowing students to get real-life experience of working in the marketing sector. There is also the City Trading Room, which features state of the art stock market tracking equipment, keeping you up to date with all the financial comings and goings of the London Stock Exchange and Wall Street.

The Curzon building is also conveniently close to Birmingham’s business and financial centre, allowing for strong links between your studies and the real world.

The Curzon Building also features:

  • An impressive library with access to over 65 million full text items and stunning views of Eastside City Park
  • Your Students’ Union which is located in a beautifully restored 19th century pub, The Eagle and Ball
  • A modern 300-seat food court with space to study and socialise
  • Accessible IT facilities with full Office365 for all students for free
  • Shared facilities with the wider campus including the Parkside Building and Millennium Point

Our staff

Dr Shishank Shishank

Associate Professor in Digital Transformation and Operations Management

Dr Shishank is an Associate Professor in Digital Transformation and Operations Management at Birmingham City University. Dr Shishank brings industry experience to his role having undertaken project management position in an Oil company before joining the University to pursue his MSc degree. He has also worked as an operations and strategy...

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Dr Bruce Philp

Head of Graduate School of Management

Prior to studying at university, Bruce Philp worked in the pharmaceutical industry. After roles at several universities, he is now the Head of Graduate School of Management at Birmingham City University.

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Professor Vikas Kumar

Associate Dean for Research Innovation and Enterprise

Prof Vikas Kumar is an Associate Dean for Research Innovation and Enterprise at the Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences, Birmingham City University, UK. He is also a Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management. Prof Kumar has over a decade of teaching and research experience. Prof Kumar holds the title of Chartered Management...

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Dr Venkatesh Vijay

Associate Professor

Dr Venkatesh Chennam Vijay received his PhD in Engineering for extending Knowledge-Based Engineering (KBE) principles into engineering distance learning from Birmingham City University (BCU). Currently, Vijay has been working on the STEAMhouse India initiative established by Munjal family-run BCM Foundation and Birmingham City University at...

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Dr Carlo Harvey

Associate Professor, Director of Future Games and Graphics

Dr Carlo Harvey is an Associate Professor in Computer Games Technology at Birmingham City University, in the School of Computing and Digital Technology. He teaches C++ for Games, Computer Graphics and Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning. He is the Director of Future Games and Graphics overseeing the research arm for Games and Graphics within...

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