Taught course


UWE Bristol · Department of Arts and Cultural Industries

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Entry requirements

Please see http://courses.uwe.ac.uk/W6411/photography for more information.

Months of entry


Course content

This course is open for applications.

Please note that new student recruitment to the part time route of this course has been suspended for the September 2020 intake. Applications for 2021 part time should be made from October 2020.

Taught by award-winning professional photographers and leading academics in the field, our distinctive, practice-based MA in Photography will allow you to explore the diverse applications of the medium and to deepen your understanding of photography as a discipline.

Through a course of intense study, creative practice, and professional partnerships, you will develop the passion that brought you to photography in the first place and be supported to produce innovative work, whilst also building skills to maximise and contextualise your creative outputs.

Collaborative opportunities

The course includes intense practice-led study weeks and the chance to work with creative industry partners, with professional practitioners running lectures, workshops and mentoring activities.

By taking advantage of a specially designed collective agency featuring a publishing imprint, editing bureaux and exhibiting forum, you will gain hands-on experience of collaborative practice. These skills will allow you to channel both project based personal work and your response to live briefs, initiated by a range of sources such as business clients, curators, picture editors and design agencies, to successful outcomes.

You will also benefit from the practice-led research within the department, with links to the Photography Research Group, the Centre for Fine Print Research, and the Digital Cultures Research Centre.

Contextualise your practise

This course will enable you to contextualise your practice within relevant professional environments, such as research, education, exhibition, curation, project management, marketing, art direction, publishing and design.

It is relevant for graduates wishing to progress from BA study in an arts or humanities subject, who want to focus their practice in the medium of photography as well as for professionals already working in the field, looking to develop and underpin their practice in an academic, theoretical context.

For up to date list of modules and course delivery please visit our website.

We hold a number of University-wide open evenings as well as a number of subject specific events throughout the year for anyone considering postgraduate and professional study. Visit http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/whatson/opendays/postgraduateopendays.aspx

Fees and funding

Please see our postgraduate funding pages for more information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

UWE Admissions
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