Taught course


University of Sunderland · Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries

Entry requirements

We usually require applicants to hold a good honours degree (2:1 or above) in a related discipline.

We will consider applicants with professional and vocational experience.

Months of entry


Course content

Throughout the MA Photography course you will develop a professional base for your future career. The course is tailored to your individual interests and we invite you to share your aspirations with us at interview.

Develop your individual style and explore photography as a means of creative expression. Implement, research and extend your practical and intellectual skills. Create an impressive portfolio of work.

By the end of the course, you will have prepared a substantial portfolio of creative and written work and participated in a public exhibition and a publication.

The Northern Centre of Photography is an international research hub for photographic theory, practice and curation - international perspectives and professional opportunities are offered through the affiliate organisation NEPN.

We welcome students from different disciplines and backgrounds with a tailor-made syllabus and skills workshops that map onto your interests and professional aspirations. This programme is informed by research and professional practice: all tutors are research active artists, curators and writers. You can work with still and moving image in state-of-the-art chemical and digital photography facilities housed in a dedicated historic building in the heart of the city

Information for international students

For an application form please see http://www.sunderland.ac.uk/international/howtoapply/ A portfolio of ten to twenty images of recent work is required with application forms.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
10 months
part time
15 months


full time
7 months
part time
7 months

Course contact details

Student Helpline
0191 515 3000