Studying across disciplines including art history, film, American studies, history, English and media, you’ll push the frontiers of photographic knowledge. You’ll have the opportunity to work with a rich variety of material that reflects the diversity of photography. Our partnerships with the Getty Images Gallery and the Archive of Modern Conflict give you access to two of Britain’s most significant collections of photography.
The Keep is a world-class centre for archives on our doorstep housing important resources such as the Mass Observation Archive. Our Centre for Photography and Visual Culture also organises regular events. These include master classes allowing you to engage with Brighton’s rich photographic culture, such as the Brighton Photo Biennial. You’ll learn from our faculty who are internationally distinguished scholars as well as photographers, artists, writers and curators. They work with institutions such as Tate, the V&A, PhotoEspaña and The Photographers’ Gallery.
You’ll gain academic and research skills as well as a crucial range of professional skills directed at working in the cultural, creative and heritage sectors – an arena in which millions of people are employed worldwide.
This Photography - History, Theory, Practice MA at University of Sussex prepares you for a variety of exciting careers across:
- the visual arts
- the media
- the creative industries.
It also provides an ideal foundation for doctoral research.
- Art History Research Skills and Methods
- Photography: Critical Practice
- Photography: Key Concepts
- Activist Media Practice
- Dreams through a Lens: Surrealist Photography in Europe and North America
- Instrumental Aesthetics: Contemporary Art, Politics and Visual Culture
- Photography: Documentary, Landscape, Politics
- Race, Culture and the Media
- Race, Photography, Archives
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , National
DisciplinesFilm, Photography & Media History View 647 other Masters in History in United Kingdom
- You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above.
- Subject-specific requirements: Your qualification should be in arts, humanities or a relevant social sciences subject area. You may also be considered for the course if you have a qualification in a different subject area but can show evidence of a long-term interest in photography. You can also apply for this course if you have professional experience of working in photography or the arts.
International18975 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 18975 GBP per year during 12 months.
National9500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9500 GBP per year during 12 months.
Living costs for Brighton
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.