Kingston University

17 months
17600 GBP/year
9500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Photography course at Kingston University will embark you on a fascinating journey that employs creativity, practical skills and theory. You will develop a major body of practical work for exhibition and publication over the duration of the course in a supportive and dynamic environment in the Department of Film and Photography.


During the Photography course at Kingston University, you will develop your own practice-led research, and share with us an enquiry into the expanded definition of the photographic medium in a variety of forms including analogue and digital, new media and technology, still and moving image, installation, performance and engagements with the archive.

In exploring the photographic medium we encourage a rich interdisciplinary approach that crosses the boundaries between forms, disciplines and subject matters. Our modules are designed to help you become an independent practitioner who is able to speak across a range of practices and theories and find your own practically resolved and theoretically informed practice.

What will you study?

On the course photography is understood as a medium in its widest sense (analogue and digital, new media and technology, still and moving image, installation, performance and engagements with the archive) with the course located within the new department of film and photography in one of the oldest art schools in the UK. Students on the MA have access to all art school workshops including 3-D sculpture, printmaking, animation, bookmaking as well as our new state-of-the art film and photo facilities. The working agenda is towards experimentation and expanded boundaries of the photographic with students practice evolving in diverse ways.

Students are taught to research and conceptualise their work so that it is both rigorous and reflectively informed. The range of critical theory introduced is not limited to discussions around the photographic but extends across post-colonial theory, globalization, environmentalism, social justice issues, queer theory and gender-based debates, privacy and surveillance, politics of the internet and technological aspects of the photographic medium.

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • Critical Theory in Photography and Visual Culture
  • Photography Practices
  • Advanced Photography Practices

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 17 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We encourage you to apply as soon as possible, applications will close when the course is full.




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • at least a 2.2 or preferably a 2.1. BA(Hons) degree (or its equivalent) in a related or appropriate subject. Each application is considered on its own merits and all candidates are interviewed.
  • International and mature students with relevant experiences, interest, motivation and commitment are welcomed.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17600 GBP per year and a duration of 17 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9500 GBP per year and a duration of 17 months.


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