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MIRI - Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality

The pre-enrolment deadline to apply MEI or MIRI master programmes is from 23 October to 11 December 2023.

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MEI: Master in Informatics Engineering; MIRI: Master in Innovation and Research in Informatics

Check our general information session presentation and vídeo of 2023. Slides and videos are updated as long as the information sessions take place. If you want to check last year's find them below:

specific 2023 presentation for MIRI
videos from 2023 (General | MIRI)



The goal of the master’s degree is to expose students to in-depth, state-of-the-art computer graphics with a focus on knowledge of technology, the design of efficient algorithms and the solution of real-life problems. Specifically, the master’s degree addresses new challenges that arise in building digital models and interactive renderings using commodity hardware and mobile devices, with applications in fields such as industrial design, cultural heritage, medicine, urban design and animation. Students will also master the fundamentals for starting a research or professional career in a range of Computer Graphics domains.


Students are expected to have a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering or related fields. Candidates with weak computer programming skills will also be considered but they may be required to take complementary courses.




Four semesters. (120 ECTS)



Full-time: 20h lectures, 20h personal work per week
Part-time: half of full-time
Lectures are in the morning (8h-14h) 


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Master's Thesis
Mandatory Common Course


Semester 1

Semester 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

Master's Thesis
(TFM - 30 ECTS)

Seminar activities

The activities to obtain the SIRI credits can be done in any semester of the master's degree. Consult the detail of the seminars.


Employment opportunities

Students of the master’s degree will develop expertise in modeling and treating geometric and volumetric data, as well as knowledge of the management, manipulation, interaction and rendering of highly complex geometric systems with application in fields such as industrial design, computer games, urban design, medical imaging, cultural heritage.

The master’s degree incorporates the latest advances in 3D computer graphics modeling, crowd simulation, real‐time rendering and animation, lighting effects, scientific visualization, interaction, mobile technology and augmented and virtual reality.

Upon completion of the degree, our graduates will possess the necessary skills to join a leading international corporation, create a start-up, or enroll in a doctoral program in any computer graphics field.

In the past, graduates have been hired by companies and universities such as Sener, ALMA IT Systems, Mediapro, Nvidia, HP, UB, Trinity College Dublin, the Universitat de Barcelona, and Linköping University. The faculty maintains continuous collaborations with these and other centers, including CNR-Pisa, Georgia Tech-Atlanta, CRS4-Sardenya, UPenn-Pennsylvania, Vall-Hebron Hospital, and INDO.



The admission period to start the Master programme in February 2024, is open from 23 October to 11 December 2023.

The decision may be that the candidate has been admitted, or that the candidate has been rejected.

On 20 December the notification will include a waiting list with all the candidates whose position in the candidates list, ordered by their access mark, is higher than the number of places offered in the Master. The candidates in that list can become admitted if some of the candidates firstly admitted decide to give up their seats.

Admitted candidates must accept their admission and confirm it with the payment of the allocation fee before 9 January 2024. After that day, we will understand that they give up their seat, so their admission will be revoked and the place assigned to the following candidate in the waiting list.

The official list of accepted candidates will be published on  19 January 2024, on the FIB website, in the "Enrolment > New Students" section of each Master program (MIRI | MEI).

Fees and payment options

Information about prices and fees for the UPC's official master's degrees can be found at Fees and payment options.
Our masters have specific grants and scholarships



The admission requirements for the UPC's official masters can be found at What are the requirements to enroll in a master's degree?


Candidates must provide proof of their English proficiency, with at least a B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (or equivalent).

Required Documents

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. DNI, NIE or passport
  3. Academic Personal Certificate. The certificate must detail the number of hours and credits studied and must include the grade awarded for each subject. This certificate also must contain information on the mark scheme and how grades are awarded.
  4. Diploma (or similar document). This document must confirm that the duration of the degree was at least three years and that is it a valid precursor to studies at postgraduate level (master’s degree) in that country. If that is not possible, it must indicate the level of higher education that the degree gives access to in the country where it was awarded.
  5. English knowledge Certificate (minimum: B2 of Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)
  6. If the applicant holds other qualifications related to the subject area of the Master’s Degree course applied for and that are different from those given to meet entrance requirements, it is necessary to include the original certificates and copy (or official copy) with the application.
  7. If the degree that gives access to the master was obtained in a foreign country, official statement of equivalence of the average grade obtained.
IMPORTANT: All documents issued outside Spain or in non-Spanish-speaking countries must be translated into Spanish or Catalan.All documents issued in non-EU countries must be legalised and bear the corresponding apostille.

Selection Criteria

The Academic Committee is in charge of the admission decisions of the candidates. The criteria are: Academic Information (50%), Background and professional experience (40%) and Motivation (10%).

The criteria details follow:

Academic Information: 
  • Final average grade for the undergraduate degree that provides access to the master's degree
  • Ranking of the university issuing the previous degree, using the most common rankings (e.g. ARWU, QS World University, etc.)
  • Academic performance on the previous degree
Background and professional experience:
  • Suitability of the candidate's previous degree. Holders of bachelor's degrees in disciplines in the field of Computer Science will be given preference 
  • Experience in innovation and research projects 
  • Additional university degrees
  • Candidate's resume and motivation letter


Once you're inside the application form, you must choose the master Innovation and Research in Informatics. Once selected this master, you will be able to select the specialization Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality.

You’ll need to complete and submit our online application form to apply for a master’s degree. Click the button below to begin the application process

To pre-enroll, you will need to register online


Professor in charge

Professors of specialization


Double Degree

What's MIRI

MIRI stands for Master in Innovation and Research in Informatics. This label identifies those programmes with a special focus on research and innovation. Graduates become the most knowledgeable and skilled professionals in their respective area. These programmes are highly specialized and they provide a two year immersion in the corresponding field.

The four MIRI programmes are:

Student Testimonials

My personal experience in the master in Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality is that you get to work the fundamentals in depth while they give you a broad view on which are the hot research topics nowadays. Also, thanks to the close relationship with the teaching staff we were able to ask our own interests to be included in the contents of some subjects. I feel that my specialty is the right choice for anyone that wants to work in research around videogames, animation movies, cultural heritage,...
Moreover, the Virvig group, which is charge of it, holds a weekly seminar with free coffee and pastries!

Marc Comino - Bachelor Degree in Informatics Engineering at FIB

Since I was already working as a research scholar at the moment I finished the bachelor degree, I was pretty sure that the Master in Innovation and Research in Informatics would be my best choice. Through the Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality speciality, I deepened my knowledge about my field of interest, strengthening some other transversal topics at the same time. The small size of the classes allowed  the personal treatment of the students and helped to create a friendly atmosphere. I keep a great memory of these two years, in which I met people from all over the world while I opened the way for my professional career.

Maria Izquierdo - Degree in Informatics Engineering at FIB

You’ll need to complete and submit our online application form to apply for a master’s degree
Click the button below to begin the application process

Pre-enrolment To pre-enroll, you will need to register online

Once you've been admitted, you will find all the academic information as how to register, academic calendar, schedule of classes and exams, etc. at  FIB Website.

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