12 months
14500 GBP/year
7800 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Photography programme from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) offers an in-depth, creative and socially engaged postgraduate level education in the practices of contemporary photography. 

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We live in a visual age. Photography , as well as images and visual artefacts, plays a huge role in how we see and understand a range of issues in the past, present and future. Through a mix of practical and research-based modules, the MA will support the visual and critical development of your practice, helping you to bring ownership to your ideas whilst creating visually exciting and intellectually stimulating visual work.

Through a blend of taught lectures and independent practice, supported by workshops, tutorials and field exercises, you will be encouraged to develop work that focuses on your strengths and interests while having the support and encouragement to think about how photographs are created, used, discussed and shared in our increasingly visually rich world.

Future careers

The Photography programme from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) will help you prepare for a professional or academic career in photography and related visual fields.

Our graduates have gone on to work as freelance fashion photographers, sports photographers and in digital editing and filmmaking amongst many other successful and varied careers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Contemporary Image
  • Research-Informed Practice
  • Ways of Seeing
  • Final Major Project

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

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UK students can apply all year round.


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180 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Degree: 2:2 Honours degree in photography or related Honours degree from UK or equivalent qualification
  • Interview and a portfolio are required for entry
  • Consideration given to alternative degree qualifications to applicants with creative industries' work experience
  • We consider applications for prior learning which fulfils some of the learning outcomes of a course for admission with credit to an appropriate point on that course
  • Students can apply either before or after they commence the course
  • IELTS: Score of 6.5 or equivalent

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7800 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part-time: £867 per 20 credits (UK)

Living costs for Preston

751 - 1425 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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