Taught course


University of Central Lancashire · School of Journalism, Media and Performance

Entry requirements

Entry by application form and interview. Normally 2:1 in photography related BA(Hons) degree from UK or equivalent (non-UK) qualification. Consideration given to alternative BA (equivalent) qualifications to applicants with creative industries' work experience. Non-standard qualifications, relevant work or life experience will be equally considered. We consider applications for prior learning (cert or experiential) which fulfils some of the learning outcomes of a course for admission with credit to an appropriate point on that course.

Months of entry


Course content

MA Photography benefits from our first class facilities and is designed for those of you who wish to pursue a career in: photojournalism, documentary photography, editorial photography or fine art. Central to the course philosophy will be the brining together of theory and practice. Modules will introduce you to a series of concepts you will be encouraged to analyse and you will develop an awareness of the issues and expectations of the area of industry you intend on working in. You will be introduced to a range of methodologies employed by photographers and will be encouraged to adopt aspects of these within your own practice. Guest lectures by practitioners, editors, curators etc will help you build links with people working in industry. In the past our students have gone on placements with organisations such as V&A, Vogue, Guardian, Ilford, and Rankin.

Modules include:

  • Photographic Practice 1
  • Research Methods
  • Enterprise and professional Practice
  • Photographic Practice 2
  • Photography Critical Studies
  • Methodologies for Photography
  • Final Project, Dissertation.

Assessment: Your work will be assessed in a number of ways: practical work, field work, presentations, essays, workbooks and a dissertation.

Links with Professional bodies include: V&A, Guardian, Mass Observation Project among other.

Information for international students

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Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0)1772 892400