Taught course

History of Photography

Institution
University of St Andrews · School of Art History
Qualifications
MLittMPhil

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Entry requirements

A good 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree. A degree in art history is strongly recommended but is not an essential requirement.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MLitt in History of Photography offers a range of innovative modules that cover areas from the origins of photography to contemporary practices and debates, including modernist art photography, documentary approaches, photographic collections, and technological advances up to the digital era.

This is a taught postgraduate programme run by the School of Art History. The MLitt offers a unique opportunity to study the history of photography as a specialised field of research.

Highlights

  • This innovative degree is inspired by the important role played by St Andrews in the early history of the most influential visual medium of the modern era.
  • Students are introduced to the theoretical and methodological challenges and debates that photography’s multiple functions and contexts have provoked since its invention.
  • Classes make full use of the outstanding photographic collections of Special Collections, University Library and associated photographic archives.
  • Small class sizes prioritise discussion with peers and interaction with the tutor.
  • Students may apply to take part in exchange programmes at our partner institutions.

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,900
International students
£20,370

There are a variety of funding options available for postgraduate students. For more details visit our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MLitt
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    part time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Secretary
Email
pgarthist@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1334 46 2400