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Photography, M.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #701 (QS) ,
This practice-based Photography course from Nottingham Trent University helps you to explore the creative and intellectual possibilities of photography through practice and research, supporting your development as an artist photographer. 

About

You will be supported in the use of traditional and digital production methods through a range of practical and technical workshops, and be encouraged to experiment across the boundaries of production technologies. You’ll produce a project proposal known as a learning agreement through which you will establish your research objectives and practice ambition. You will develop a substantial body of work for public exhibition or publication that will enable your future independent and sustainable creative practice.

Our photography staff team offer a wide range of knowledge and expertise across a breadth of photographic practices and will support your learning and individual interests, through informative and responsive teaching.

Key features

  • Develop a project tailored to your own personal interests and career aspirations
  • Have the opportunity to engage with and discuss the critical, historical and contextual frameworks surrounding your practice
  • Enjoy gallery visits to London and across the region
  • Benefit from optional study visits to photo festivals in the UK and Europe, such as Paris Photo and Photo London
  • Hear from visiting speakers – these have recently included Emma Bowkett, Francis Hodgson, Sarah Jones, Martin Parr, Joy Gregory, Simon Roberts, Simon Webb, and Sunil Gupta
  • Take advantage of our excellent industry links, including companies such as Mamiya Leaf, Phase One, Genesis Imaging, Wex Photographic, and Red Photographic
  • Benefit from our staffs’ international links and contacts across Europe
  • Join the 75 years’ worth of NTU graduates who have achieved success, won awards, or otherwise distinguished themselves in the field of photography
  • Opt for an additional advanced research module if you’re thinking of progressing to PhD or Professional Doctorate study.

Careers and employability

Career Prospects

This Photography course from Nottingham Trent University leads to a wide range of career opportunities within photography including freelance photographer; artist; curator; picture researcher; photojournalist; picture editor; gallery manager; and exhibitions coordinator.

Graduates also use this course to support careers in teaching, lecturing, and progression on to MPhil or PhD study.

Our aim is to produce highly employable graduates, and we are committed to offering experiences throughout the course that will enhance your understanding of the creative industries in which photographic practice is situated.

The University’s Employability team can help to prepare you, offering a variety of activities including CV building, writing job applications, and preparing for interviews.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Photography

Working with your allocated supervisor, and through discussion with your peers, you’ll develop a learning agreement that outlines both your personal and project aims.

Tutorials will be used to invite debate and provide a platform to critique theory and practice. You will evaluate the development of your research, personal engagement and practice, and contribute to the critique of peer work. Tutorial discussions will be supported by a series of staff-led presentations that examine critical photographic debates reflecting current theoretical ideas and their relationship to the development of your practice. You will be able to attend optional trips to UK and European photo festivals, and participate in regional and national gallery visits.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
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  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    180 credit points or 160 credit points alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    83

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • 2.1 honours degree in a related subject.
  • Applicants with non-standard entry qualifications and / or relevant work experience will be considered on an individual basis.
Other requirements:
  • a creative portfolio.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Part-time:

  • UK/EU: £4,000
  • International: £7,250

Living costs for Nottingham

  • 583 - 980 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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