Taught course


University of Sunderland · Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries

Entry requirements

Applications are welcome from holders of an honours degree in photography or other lens based media. We also invite appications from candidates with relevant experience.

Months of entry


Course content

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

During the course we support the development of student-initiated projects in which individuals can implement, research and extend their practical and intellectual skills across the spectrum of photography, digital imaging and video.

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.

At Masters level, the specialisms of tutors are an important factor. Sunderland’s academic team includes staff with world-class reputations whose research interests fall within the areas of landscape, documentary and diaristic photography, experimental and alternative photographic methods, and span a variety of themes, from representations of femininity, subcultures, curating and exhibiting art photography with a specialism in new photographic technologies and the networked image.

‌In addition, we operate the North East Photography Network (NEPN) which develops and promotes photography in the North East of England. We also have close links with major arts organisations such as the Arts Council, the Laing Art Gallery and the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art.

Graduates from Sunderland have gone on to work throughout the creative industries and education. A Masters qualification not only opens doors in the workplace, but also helps you progress more rapidly once your career is underway.

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


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment20
Creative work80

Course contact details

Dr Alexandra Moschovi
=44 (0) 191 515 3465
0191 515 2132