The MSc in Heritage Visualisation will equip candidates with the knowledge and skill sets required to create digital records and visualisations of heritage sites and objects of local, national and international significance. 

Candidates will become familiar with the range of skills needed for the meaningful 3D documentation of cultural sites and heritage assets, and the ability to present them effectively for use by the varied user groups and audiences engaged in areas such as cultural heritage management, conservation, academic research, tourism and beyond.

Study Details:

MSc: 1 year full-time

Module Details:

Stage 1

  • Core Research Skills for Postgraduates
  • 3D Modelling & Animation
  • Digital Documentation of Cultural Heritage
  • Interactive Heritage Visualisation

Stage 2

  • Data Acquisition & Processing 
  • 2 School of Simulation and Visualisation/GSA Electives. Recommended electives include courses in advanced 3D modelling, audio for interactive environments, and a number of electives offered by the Mackintosh School of Architecture.

Stage 3

  • MSc Research Project (60 credits)


Scottish/UK/EU: £7,740. International: £19440

Entry Requirements

You should have a Honours degree or equivalent professional practice in any of the following disciplines:

  • History, archaeology, geography, cultural studies, architecture, the built environment, building surveying, city planning
  • 3D art and design, product design, digital media, digital arts, 3D modelling and animation
  • Computer science or computer graphics

High calibre graduates from other disciplines may be considered if they are able to demonstrate an interest and ability in the field of heritage visualisation.

English Language Skills through an IELTS score of 6.5 are required for overseas students where English isn’t first language.

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