At History of Photography programme at Birkbeck, University of London you will develop subject-specific and transferable research, critical and writing skills that will enhance your career opportunities in the field and beyond, whether in academia or teaching, photography as a practice, galleries and museums, or in the media. The programme is also ideally suited to preparing students with a practice-based background considering a PhD, academic or practice-based.
Our teaching staff are defining the field, conducting ground-breaking research in the history and theory of photography in its various uses and manifestations. You will work closely with our staff while also benefiting from our diverse and vibrant student body of all ages and backgrounds. The teaching programme is enriched by the international research culture of the History and Theory of Photography Research Centre.
Careers and Employability
Graduates can pursue careers in academia/teaching, the creative arts, media and photography. Possible professions include higher education lecturer, museum/gallery curator, or photographer. This degree may be useful in becoming a community arts worker, advertising art director, or press photographer.
- Frameworks: Histories and Theories of Art, Architecture, Photography
- Art and Identity: 'Race', Ideology, Culture
- Art and Photography since the 1960s
- Art and War 1814-2004
- Curating Difficult Histories: Museums, Exhibitions, Art Activism
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
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DisciplinesVisual Arts Film, Photography & Media Art History View 218 other Masters in Art History in United Kingdom
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A second-class honours degree (2:2) or above in a relevant subject or equivalent (for example, professional experience).
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International10920 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 10920 GBP per year during 12 months.
National6020 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6020 GBP per year during 12 months.
- Part-time home students, Year 1: £4515 pa, Year 2: £1505 pa
- Part-time international students, Year 1: £8190 pa, Year 2: £2730 pa
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