Entry requirements

Successful applicants typically have first degree courses in photography, fine art, art history, cultural and media studies, or a variety of professional experience.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA/MSc in Imaging Art and Science is a unique programme in Imaging, designed to equip students with advanced skills in areas relating to image conception, formation, capture, analysis, evaluation and visualisation from the perspectives of art, science and technology.

The University of Westminster was the first institution in the UK to provide academic degrees in Photography, Imaging Science and Technology and has produced world leaders in the fields of Image Science, Imaging Technologies, Photographic Arts and Photographic Theory.

The MA/MSc in Imaging Art and Science is a cross-disciplinary programme built on our experience and proficiency in these fields, run in collaboration by the Westminster School of Media Arts & Design and the Faculty of Science & Technology. It provides cutting edge education, supported by external links to creative and scientific industries.


Transactions and Public Engagement
Colour Imaging dual pathway
Image Quality and Content dual pathway
Imaging Arts
Research Project
Option Module from Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design

Students enroll for an MA or an MSc degree, but can potentially change pathway. The MA and MSc pathways share some common syllabus, whilst the majority of the content is distinctive to each degree, to allow for discipline specialisation to be developed within a multidisciplinary environment. Relevant areas include digital image representation and visualisation; digital imaging systems and their performance evaluation; cultural, theoretical, and historical aspects of the production and consumption of images; colour vision, measurement and management; image quality, content and aesthetics; programming for imaging. The course encourages understanding of interdisciplinary issues relating to imaging, by providing space for art/science collaborative projects and hybrid methodologies. Students engage in a Major Project, specific to the MA or MSc pathway, and where appropriate, collaborate with external creative, technological and scientific industries. MA Students obtain their degree from Westminster School of Media, Arts and design and MSc students from the Faculty of Science and Technology.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 required.

Fees and funding

A number of tuition fee scholarships are available to students demonstrating an excellent scholastic record in undergraduate studies and/or evidence of excellence in previous employment, business or community service.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations60
Written coursework / continuous assessment25
Dissertation15 (12000 words)

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
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