We consider applicants who have already achieved an educational level equivalent to an Honours degree. You can demonstrate this educational level by: Having a relevant Honours degree or an equivalent academic qualification Having a professional qualification recognised as equivalent to an Honours degree Prior experiential learning, the outcome of which can be shown to be equivalent to formal qualifications otherwise required A combination of formal qualifications and experiential learning that, taken together, can be shown to be equivalent to formal qualifications otherwise required English language requirement All classes are conducted in English. If English is not your first language, we strongly recommend you send us an English language test score together with your application to prove your level of proficiency. If you have booked a test or are awaiting your results, please clearly indicate this on your application form. When you have received your test score, please send it to us immediately. The standard English language requirement for entry is IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in any one paper, or equivalent. For further information visit the Language Centre website. Applicants who will need a Tier 4 General Student Visa should check the External English Tests page which provides important information about UK Border Agency (UKBA) requirements. What we look for We're seeking imaginative, resourceful individuals who are committed to exploring photography. Student selection criteria Your application, indicative project proposal and supporting material will be assessed for: The quality of the applicant's practice The appropriateness of the applicant's skills, experience and practice to the area of interest identified for development in the course Effective communication of intentions, purposes and issues The level of contextual awareness and expression of perspective The potential for realisation of the stated objectives within the timeframe of the course and envisaged resources Evidence that the applicant has the confidence and ability to benefit from and contribute to the learning environment at postgraduate level. The interview (for applicants selected following submission of the application form, indicative project proposal and supporting work) is used to evaluate the extent to which a candidate demonstrates: A thoughtful and responsible approach to practice The capacity for independent research Appropriate critical and reflective abilities An awareness of the cultural and social context within which they practice Appropriate communication skills A preparedness to participate collaboratively in debate, practice and presentation Portfolio and interview advice References and interviews help determine whether your personal and professional aspirations are compatible with the aims and outcomes of the course. The interview also gives you an opportunity to demonstrate an objective, critical and reflective relationship to your work. If possible, it's a good idea to bring examples of current work (e.g. since application). MA Photography welcomes discussion with potential applicants about the appropriateness of their initial proposals. We encourage applicants to use every opportunity to make contact with us before applying.
Months of entry
- MA Photography lasts 60 weeks structured as two consecutive periods of 30 weeks each (i.e. two academic years) in its 'extended full-time mode.'
- MA Photography is credit rated at 180 credits, and comprises 3 units. Unit 1 (40 credits) and Unit 2 (20 credits) run concurrently and last 15 weeks. Unit 3 (120 credits) follows after the completion of Units 1 and 2 and runs for 45 weeks.
- Students successfully achieving Units 1 and 2 may exit at this point with the award of Postgraduate Certificate.
- In year one we expect you to commit an average of 40 hours per week. In year two your study is predominantly self-managed but we expect you to commit an average of 20 hours per week. Across the two years, therefore, you're expected to commit an average of 30 hours per week.
Information for international students
Our International Office deals specifically with the needs of students from overseas. Tel +44 (0)20 7514 7027.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Information Office
- +44 (0)20 7514 7023
- +44 (0)20 7514 7254