Taught course

Clinical Photography

Cardiff University · School of Healthcare Science

Entry requirements

In order to be admitted to the course, you will need an Honours degree in photography or relevant media related subject, which has a concentration on photography, or a minimum of two years relevant work experience, which must be in accordance with the Programme Regulations.

Candidates must work in a clinical setting that can enable the learning outcomes of the course to be met. You must currently be employed as a photographer within a healthcare environment, where you take clinical photographs for patient care. Candidates are required to be in employment for the duration of the course.

Months of entry


Course content

This course offers clinical photographers the opportunity to extend their knowledge and understanding of the profession and the context in which it is practised.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Photography is a 14-month, part-time distance learning course. It is one of only two part-time distance learning courses in the UK on offer to photographers employed in healthcare and it is the only course that supplements distance learning with face-to-face teaching.

Through a combination of theory and practice-based assignments, delivered through e-learning and face-to-face teaching methods, you will have the opportunity to advance your photographic skills and critical thinking through evidence-based, reflective practice.

Qualification and course duration


part time
14 months
distance learning
14 months
14 months

Course contact details

+44 (0)29 2068 7538