M.A. On Campus


University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)

12 months
13500 GBP/year
7100 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.

Why study with us

Outstanding facilities and staff within our purpose-built Media Factory building, a hub for the creative industries.

You’ll get to use industry-standard digital cameras and a digital photography IT suite with large format scanners, exhibition-quality digital printing facilities, and computing suites equipped with the latest software packages.

We have three photography studios equipped to a standard that makes them comparable with any modern professional studio. We also have excellent darkroom facilities and our own photography base-room.

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:

  • Visualising the Invisible
  • Research-Informed Practice
  • Ways of Seeing
  • Final Major Project
  • Space, Location and Territory
  • Darkroom Practices

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

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

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7100 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part-time: £785 per 20 credits (UK/EU)

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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