Many of the technologies used in developing virtual reality are already commonly used in computer game design and by architects and product designers. That’s why skills like software development, digital modelling, 3D and computer-aided design, and meta language like XML and HTML are essential.
There are currently a handful of specialist virtual-reality courses available at higher education institutions in the United Kingdom, but we can expect this number to grow in-line with the expansion of the market. Some of the more generic software/computing degrees also offer virtual reality as a module. Heading to thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk is a good place to start if you want to search for courses currently available in this field.