Taught course


Middlesex University · Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries

Entry requirements

To be accepted to study on the MA Photography, we normally require a good honours degree, or equivalent qualification, in an appropriate subject. We also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications and individuals with a minimum of three years' work experience. Those without formal qualifications need to demonstrate relevant work experience and the ability to study at postgraduate level.

Months of entry


Course content

With the ability to document, interpret and reimagine the world around us, Photography is a powerful discipline to master. From landscapes to people, architecture, events, sports, fashion and journalism, no subject is out of reach. Whether you’re at the beginning, middle or later stages of your creative career, this course will challenge you to explore, question and evolve your practice as a photographer with expert guidance, innovative resources and extraordinary facilities.

Why study MA Photography at Middlesex

At Middlesex we take a highly practical approach to Photography that ensures that you spend the majority of your postgraduate study behind a camera, in a darkroom and experimenting with both new and traditional technology. Drawing on the expertise of a diverse range of professional photographers, guest lecturers and technical advisers, you will enhance your knowledge and skills through a series of photographic projects using practice-led research and supportive written work.

Based in our University’s £80 million Art and Design School, our course uses state-of-the-art resources to give you hands-on experience with industry-standard tools. With Apple Macintosh Pro workstations, A2 Epson printers, Hasselblad film scanners, studios, as well as a range of darkrooms including colour, black and white, and digital, you’ll have everything you need to push yourself to the frontier of your potential and take the next step towards a stimulating and successful career.

Course highlights:

  • Innovative facilities that allow you to experiment with contemporary and traditional techniques while preparing you for the equipment, tools, cameras, software and standards expected in creative industries worldwide
  • Access to some of London’s best photography resources to enhance your research and inform your practice, including the V&A Print and Drawing Study Room
  • Flexible module structure to meet the needs, ambitions and abilities of each student whatever stage you are at in your career
  • Opportunities to explore subjects through video as well as still photography, with several Adobe Creative Suite and Final Cut Pro workstations
  • Strong focus on professional presentation skills, such as printing and mounting your work
  • Regular masterclasses and workshops from high-profile guest speakers from diverse professional backgrounds, such as Camilla Brown, Dewi Lewis Publishing, and Royal photographer Julian Calder
  • Access to networking opportunities, world-leading research and expertise through the Lansdown Centre for Electronic Arts (LCEA) and Art & Design Research Institute (ADRI) on campus

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Michael Bradley
020 8411 5555
020 8411 5649