Taught course


University of Gloucestershire · Faculty of Media, Art and Communications

Entry requirements

you will need at least a 2.2 honours degree or equivalent industry experience. Applicants will be considered on an individual basis. You will be required to attend an advisory interview. A portfolio of work is essential EU and international students need IE LTS 6.0 overall (no less than 5.5 in any band) or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

This highly vocational postgraduate course is aimed at supporting and challenging you in terms of ideas, creativity and ambitions, in order to build and expand your photographic (and moving image) portfolio and output.

The course welcomes photographers from a wide range of backgrounds as well as those who have studied photography at undergraduate level. We are looking for passion and a commitment to exploring and questioning the medium of photography. We want you to produce high quality work that will aid either your personal development or your career ambitions within the creative industries.

Our modules guide students towards recognising potential themes and exploring them using an extended range of approaches and techniques. In addition, an extensive range of workshops will cover such disciplines as high-level digital studio work, moving image and video editing, book production, black and white darkroom work and alternative process techniques.

The process of developing and realising a major portfolio of work is key during your time on the course. A final extended major project gives scope to fully develop your own ideas, informed by previous experimentation and investigation in the earlier modules. Underpinning your practice will be the application of research skills, scholarship and the ability to engage with different markets and audiences to enhance your employability and ability to work as a photographer.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Learn more at out postgraduate fees, loans and finance page.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
9 months
part time
18 months


part time
8 months
full time
4 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment100

Course contact details

Enquiries Team
03330 141414