18 months
12600 EUR/year
11400 EUR/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Study photography and develop your distinctive style by taking the Master Degree in Photography offered by University of Applied Sciences Europe. This programme is available in both Berlin and Hamburg study location.

Visit the official programme website for more information


Whether still life, portrait, fashion, advertising, or artistic photography. Often images aren’t produced spontaneously, but rather created using specific production techniques. That doesn’t just involve technical know-how, but also skill in developing ideas and realizing them using state-of- the-art knowledge in digital development. As a graduate of the Photography master’s program, you’ll be in the perfect position to think conceptually and realize your ideas using knowledge of the most modern technology for artistic or applied work. 

The master's program at the University of Applied Sciences Europe  is one of the first in Germany to have recognized this need and offer photography at a master’s level.

One of the most important elements to successfully studying photography is the ability to experiment and further develop your personal style. To offer you precisely that, our campuses have an extensive range of media technologies on offer. These include a green screen studio, fantastically equipped photography studios, an analog darkroom, scanners, printers, editing rooms for film technology, as well as sound studios. Students have the opportunity to borrow various analog and digital camera systems, professional lighting, and other technical accessories so that they can work on their projects off campus too.

Career options with a master's degree in Photography from University of Applied Sciences Europe

The Master’s degree provides you with the necessary qualifications to work as a successful freelance photographer, as an artist, or to take a leading role in an agency or company for example within the fast-paced media industry. You will have the skills and competences of working in interdisciplinary, multicultural, and international teams which is sought after in art institutions, design agencies, at publishers and magazines, in galleries, film and media industry, or the art market.

Job titles:

  • Photographers for advertising and magazines, company communications, and events
  • Photographic artists
  • Freelancers

This programme is available in both Berlin and Hamburg study location.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research and Concept
  • Methods and Techniques
  • Presentation and Documentation
  • Photographic Theory
  • Theory of Space
  • Narratology
  • Theatrality
  • Visual Culture
  • Ethics of the Image
  • Entrepreneurship

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Start dates are simmilar for both Berlin and Hamburg study locations.


  • Low cost of living
  • Buzzing international city with a great lifestyle
  • No German required (everyone speaks English)
  • Campus in great location (city center, well-connected)
  • Headquarters of many international companies and start-ups
  • Great for entrepreneurs and freelancers


  • Campus in well-connected location
  • Relatively low cost of living (compared with other European cities)
  • Vibrant city with a great lifestyle and an abundance of leisure activities 
  • Beautiful location (famous harbor and lots of bridges)
  • Big city vibes without being too overwhelming






On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed Online application form
  • Dated and signed copies of your degree papers and transcript of records including the taken seminars/ modules and credit points (in English or German)
  • An up-to-date résumé with your educational & professional background
  • A portfolio or website containing at least 5 artistic or design related projects you have been actively involved in.
  • A paper approximately five pages long (A4 or letter size) introducing a possible thesis topic to be written in English or German.
  • Proof of English proficiency or skill level (B2 CEFR).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18900 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    11400 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17100 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.

University of Applied Sciences Europe offers the possibility of paying the tuition fees in several instalments:

  • EU/EEA: 950€ per month (18 months)
  • NON-EU/EEA: 1,050€ per month (18 months)
University of Applied Sciences Europe offers up to 20% discount for tuition fee. Visit programme website for more details.


You can apply for a partial scholarship for the length of one semester. The selection process is managed by the university. Other options are school loans with flexible monthly payment options from financial institutions.

The University of Applied Sciences Europe (UE) is state-recognised and students therefore have various possibilities to finance their studies. One of these options is to apply for a scholarship.

UE offers its applicants several university scholarships to financially support the tuition fees, but there are also numerous external providers.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

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