Entry requirements

A 2.2 honours degree in a related subject.

A creative portfolio.

Applicants with non-standard entry qualifications and / or relevant work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Months of entry


Course content

This practice-based course considers photography within contemporary international society. You will examine the exciting, and at times challenging, cultural and contextual dialogues surrounding your practice. We'll provide high-level production workshops which will strengthen and extend your own photography within today's visual culture. You will produce your own plan, a Learning Agreement, showing how you wish to develop your practice as a professional photographer or academic researcher.

Key features:

  • Develop a project tailored to your own personal interests and career aspirations.
  • Have the opportunity to engage with, and discuss the critical, historical and contextual frameworks surrounding your practice.
  • Go on a field trip to at least one photographic archive.
  • Benefit from visiting speakers, recently these have included Emma Bowkett, Francis Hodgson, Giles Duley, Martin Parr, Ophelia Wynne, Simon Roberts, Simon Webb and Sunil Gupta.
  • Take advantage of our excellent industry links, including companies such as Mamiya Leaf, Phase One, Genesis Imaging, Wex Photographic, Red Photographic and Calumet.
  • Benefit from our staff's international links and contacts across Europe.
  • Join the 75 years' worth of NTU graduates who have achieved success, won awards, or otherwise distinguished themselves in the field of photography.
  • Opt for an additional advanced research module if you're thinking of progressing to PhD or Professional Doctorate study..

Information for international students

If English is not your first language you will need to meet our requirements.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

School of Art & Design Postgraduate Office
+44 (0) 115 848 8434