MA in Photography

University of Gloucestershire

Program Description

MA in Photography

University of Gloucestershire

This highly vocational postgraduate course is aimed at supporting and challenging your ideas, creativity and ambitions, in order to build and expand your portfolio.

We welcome photographers from a wide range of backgrounds, as well as those who have studied photography at an undergraduate level. We are looking for passion and a commitment to exploring and questioning the medium of photography. We want you to produce high-quality work that will aid either your personal development or your career ambitions within the creative industries.

Our modules guide students towards recognising potential themes and exploring them using an extended range of approaches and techniques. In addition, an extensive range of workshops will cover such disciplines as high-level digital studio work, moving image and video editing, book production, black and white darkroom work and alternative process techniques.

The process of developing and realising a major portfolio of work is key during your time on the course. A final extended major project gives scope to fully develop your own ideas, informed by previous experimentation and investigation in the earlier modules. Underpinning your practice will be the application of research skills, scholarship and the ability to engage with different markets and audiences to enhance your employability and ability to work as a photographer.


  • Establishing Practice
  • Research and Context
  • Interrogating Practice
  • Professional Development
  • Major Project: Photography

Study style

Lectures, group critiques, one-to-one tutorials, field trips and gallery visits make up the core of the teaching practice. All classes are delivered on a single day per week, thus allowing for work, travel and other commitments. Assessment is 100% by coursework.

Entry requirements

  • At least a 2.2 honours degree or equivalent industry experience.
  • Applicants will be considered on an individual basis.
  • You will be invited to attend an interview.
  • A portfolio of work is essential.
  • EU and international students need IELTS 6.0 overall (no less than 5.5 in any band) or equivalent.


  • Photographer including, art, fashion, documentary, portrait.
  • Education, teaching in FE and HE.
  • Videographer.
  • Exhibition curator.
  • Picture editor.
  • Publishing.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated May 10, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2019
1 - 2 semesters
Part time
Full time
6,300 GBP
Home and EU students: 6,300 GBP (Full-time). International students: 13,840 GBP (Full-time).
United Kingdom - Cheltenham, England
Start date : Sept. 2019
Application deadline Request Info
End date Aug. 31, 2019
Sept. 2019
United Kingdom - Cheltenham, England
Application deadline Request Info
End date Aug. 31, 2019