Taught course

Photography and Urban Cultures

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

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

This programme has been developed by the Centre for Urban and Community Research in response to the increasing interest in urban theory and the visual representation of urban cultures and places.

It is designed to encourage creative interplay between practice and theory: you will 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.

Information for international students

If your first language is not English, you normally need a minimum score of 7.0 in IELTS (including 7.0 in the written element) or equivalent.

Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


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

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0)20 7078 5300