Striking aerial photography by Tim Gundry

MA Photography

Course Duration

1 year; full-time
2 years; part-time

Our Masters programmes offer you an intensive personal programme of creative and stimulating study within a supportive critical and practical framework that enables you to examine, interrogate and reflect upon the nature and role of your chosen practice.

We encourage diversity in thinking and making, acknowledging the potential in material exploration, collaborative working, cross-fertilisation of ideas, and the exploration of new and vital concepts. Critical enquiry and practice-based exploration are central to the programmes, helping you to make dynamic and challenging work that resonates and reflects your key concerns in light of current national and international dialogues.

Jack Moyse

Jack Moyse, MA Photography

Our MA Photography programme acts as a platform to help develop your creative and professional practice, providing access to our specialist photographic facilities.

We’ll encourage you to consider the place of photography in contemporary society, in terms of the production, distribution and consumption of photographic images.

Through your research and practice, this will enable you to shape the way that photography is used and interpreted. Contemporary approaches to photography show that this is a fast-expanding visual discipline and with an important position within creative, social and cultural practices.

We welcome applications from those who want to bring about change in a range of contexts: these may include independent photographic practitioners, documentary photographers, archivists, curators, researchers, writers and educators.

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Josh Greet MA Photo
Josh Huxham flatlay MA 2018

Josh Greet / James Wells / Josh Huxham, MA Photography

You will have the opportunity to critically engage with current debates within the subject area, relevant institutional contexts and partners and be encouraged to consider what it means to be an artist in the 21st century.

We’ll support you in articulating your ideas, developing your working methods and creating independent work, through individual tutorials, lectures, subject-specific seminars, studio and gallery visits and group critiques with access to our rich workshop areas and technical resources across the university.