Taught course

Photography and Urban Cultures

Goldsmiths, University of London · Centre for Urban and Community Research - CUCR

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Entry requirements

As well as a good undergraduate degree, you will need to demonstrate proficiency in photographic practice, including familiarity with 35mm camera and photographic printing.

Months of entry


Course content

Explore the creative interplay between urban theory and the visual representation of urban cultures and places.

This programme has been developed by the Centre for Urban and Community Research to encourage creative interplay between practice and theory. You'll have the chance to consider cutting-edge debates in cultural and social theory in a research setting that actively encourages the development of photographic practice.

The programme offers working photographers, visual artists and media practitioners space to reflect critically on their practice.

It also offers those with a background in sociology, urban and cultural geography, cultural studies or anthropology the opportunity to combine visual forms of representation with standard forms of research techniques in investigating urban life and the physical environments of the city.

Fees and funding


Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment20
Creative work30
Dissertation50 (6000 words)

Course contact details

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