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Photojournalism and Documentary Photography, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

About

Photography can change the way we look at and perceive the world. Using image and text, exhibitions, moving image/multimedia, and applying journalistic principles to assigned briefs and self-initiated ideas, you will develop the ability to interpret and understand the role images play in defining society and our relationships with each other.

As well as photojournalism, our graduates go on to a wide range of successful careers, including editorial and commercial photography, picture editing and research, curating, publishing, journalism and teaching.

Photojournalism & Documentary at Swansea is part of a broad and exciting practice that adapts to our rapidly changing media environment. On the course you will develop a greater understanding of the power of photography and the socio-political consequences of its various forms and uses.

The importance of the image in our everyday lives has never been greater, nor has the demand, and this presents many professional opportunities. Our aim is to produce innovative graduates who can engage with clients and audiences across many areas of photography.

Based in our city centre campus, you will benefit from small class sizes that allow considerable individual input from tutors where students can test and develop their skills led by their own interests and projects.

Aided by appropriate workshops (studio and location lighting, film and digital formats, digital workflow, desktop publishing, research methodologies, multimedia and gallery display) our students are encouraged to experiment with the medium in order to develop their own unique visual style, resulting in an extensive and sustained practice. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Photography Production
  • Documentary Practice Visual Studies 1
  • Ways of Thinking
  • Photojournalism in Context
  • Individual Practice
  • Visual Studies 2
  • Ways of Perceiving 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 96 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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Academic Requirements

Our standard offer for a degree course is 120 UCAS tariff points. We expect applicants to have a grade C or above in English Language (or Welsh) at GCSE level, together with passes in another four subjects. Plus we accept a range of Level 3 qualifications including:

  • Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, plus one GCE A-Level in a relevant academic subject
  • Three GCE A-Levels or equivalent
  • BTEC Extended Diploma in a relevant subject, with minimum grades of Merit
  • International Baccalaureate score of 32
  • Other relevant qualifications can be considered on an individual basis

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11000 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9000 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
Part time: £2,067

Living costs for Lampeter

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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