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History of Photography

University of St Andrews

12 months
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21390 GBP/year
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About

The MLitt in History of Photography at the University of St Andrews offers a range of innovative courses covering the 19th-century origins of photography and the camera to high-modernist art photography, and the documentary narratives and technological advances of the 20th century.

Overview

The MLitt in History of Photography at the University of St Andrews offers a unique opportunity to study the history of photography as a specialised field of research. 

Highlights

  • This innovative degree is inspired by the important role played by St Andrews in the early history of the most influential visual medium of the modern era.
  • Students are introduced to the theoretical and methodological challenges and debates that photography’s multiple functions and contexts have provoked since its invention.
  • Classes make full use of the outstanding photographic collections of the University Library and associated archives, such as that held by the National Gallery of Scotland in Edinburgh.
  • Small class sizes prioritise discussion with peers and interaction with the tutor.

Careers

Recent postgraduates in Art History are employed in universities and archives, museums and galleries, auction houses, radio stations, publishing houses and magazines. 

The Careers Centre offers one-to-one advice to all students on a taught postgraduate course and offers a programme of events to assist students to build their employability skills.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Art and Technology 
  • The Book as Object and Idea
  • The Classical Tradition 
  • The Image of the Artist 
  • Representation and the Body
  • Themes in Art History 
  • Writing on the Visual 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A good 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree. A degree in art history is strongly recommended but is not an essential requirement.
  • CV or résumé. This should include your personal details with a history of your education and employment to date
  • personal statement (500 words)
  • sample of academic written work (2000 words)
  • two original signed academic references
  • academic transcripts and degree certificates
  • English language requirements certificate.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21390 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21390 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10395 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10395 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for St Andrews

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

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Funding

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