Entry requirements

Successful applicants usually hold at least an upper second class Honours degree (or non-UK equivalent) in photography, fine art, art history, cultural and media studies, or be employed or self-employed in areas related to photography. A lower class degree may be accepted in exceptional circumstances, provided you can demonstrate your ability to meet the demands of the course. Admission is normally by interview. A portfolio of practical work is essential and evidence of written research skills may be requested. For non-native speakers, English language ability should be at least IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

The programme enables students to explore their relation to practice and theory within a contemporary context.

The course locates practical investigation within the study of photography across its diverse social use. Practice on the course ranges across art, documentary, landscape, portraiture and beyond, with students negotiating their work with staff in tutorials.

Information for international students

The course started in 1994 and is a highly successful taught masters photography programme within an international context. Applicants come from all over the world to study on this course. The course is based at the Harrow Campus of the University of Westminster, the foremost media education centre in Europe.

Fees and funding

Successful applicants are eligible to apply for AHRB bursaries (deadline 1st May). Scholarships are also available from the University. Please see the university home page for more information on scholarships.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24-60 months
full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment100

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
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