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MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography (online)

MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography (online)

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2 years

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Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Documentary Photography Photojournalism Film / Video / Television Production

Course type


Course Summary

An innovative master’s course with an international reputation, designed for aspiring photojournalists and documentary photographers who wish to develop a wider vision of the practice and potential of the medium.

Why choose this course at London College of Communication

  • Learn practical, critical and theoretical skills and knowledge which will help you develop and emerge as an independent photographer.
  • Learn through discussions and talks from tutors and visiting lecturers representing the widest span of documentary and photojournalism practice.
  • Study flexibly through an innovative online programme.
  • Graduates have gone on to exhibit and publish internationally and win numerous awards for their work.


The track record for this course is excellent. For many years, graduates from the full-time mode have dominated the UK student documentary photography prizes.

Former students of the course are working around the world for leading photographic agencies, freelancing for the world’s leading editorial publications and exhibiting internationally.


History of Photojournalism and Documentary Photography unit traces and analyses the development and historical context of photojournalism and documentary photography, identifying the major practitioners and movements and paying particular attention to their methodologies.
History of Photojournalism and Documentary Photography (continued)
Photojournalism Practice (continued)
Collaborative Unit (20 Credits)
Documentary Practice with Research Methods (continued)
Major Project (continued)
Collaborative Unit (continued)

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Entry requirements

The course team welcomes applicants from a broad range of backgrounds, from all over the world. MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography attracts students who apply direct from an Honours degree course, or a professional or academic qualification recognised as equivalent to an Honours degree, or those with other, equivalent qualifications. Graduates of all disciplines may apply, although most students have a background in Arts and Humanities. You must be socially aware, inquisitive, self-motivated and passionate about a career in photojournalism or documentary photography. Relevant professional experience or work experience in the industry is increasingly important.

University information

University of the Arts London (UAL) is one of the world’s leading and most prestigious arts universities, maintaining an internationally renowned list of alumni. Being located in London, it is an ideal place to study a postgraduate qualification and get connected to a thriving creative sector. With modern campus sites spread across London, UAL offers over 100 taught postgraduate degree courses at the university’s six specialist colleges and...more

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