Taught course

Documentary Photography and Photojournalism

University of Westminster · PG Creative Practice and Art Theory

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Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second class honours degree (2:1) or a lower second class honours degree (2:2) and substantial relevant work experience. Your previous undergraduate degree does not need to be in a related subject but you will be expected to display a substantial visual portfolio and some knowledge of context that demonstrates a commitment to studying documentary practice. All selected applicants are interviewed.

Months of entry


Course content

The Documentary Photography and Photojournalism MA will guide the development of your work through practice-based teaching and discussion of critical contexts. You will be taught by professional photographers, artists and writers within a supportive course atmosphere that includes peer-based activities and access to a range of visiting professionals.

We support a broad approach to producing work and consider your own relationship with the subject matter while remaining focussed on the real world. We approach documentary photography and photojournalism as expanding areas taking many forms in the 21st century.

All modules involve classroom teaching, tutorials, seminars, workshops, group work and your own fieldwork and are designed to equip you with advanced ways of working and negotiating your practice.

We support you to activate the production of your own practice by:

  • Creating an informal learning agreement which emphasises a real-world engagement
  • Considering appropriate responses to given situations
  • Development of methodology
  • Exploring writing as part of your practice
  • Challenging expectations

Information for international students

If your first language is not English you should have an IELTS 6.5 with 6.0 in writing and speaking.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

This course is eligible for an alumni discount. Find out if you are eligible and how to apply by visiting our Alumni discounts page. As well as tuition fee loans, there is a range of funding available to help you fund your studies.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Team
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