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Online Masters in Photography PGDip

Online Masters in Photography PGDip

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14 months

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Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

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Course Summary

Photography Course Overview

This course will equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills to meaningfully engage with a technologically and socially evolving medium, and succeed within the increasingly complex and competitive creative industries. It is available for part-time study as Masters (MA) or Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip).

Throughout the course you will realise the potential of your own ideas and practice by locating your individual specialism within the creative industries, enabling you to succeed and make significant contributions within a range of professional contexts.

This course brings together talented practitioners on an international scale with the ambition to succeed, innovate and lead, allowing for the dynamic cross pollination of approaches in photography and exploration of critical perspectives. On successful completion of this course, in addition to having an internationally recognised postgraduate qualification, you will have an individual, or group of, sophisticated projects of a publishable standard that you will be able to use as the foundation to take you to the next stage in your career and sustain your practice beyond.

Why study with us?

This PGDip is designed to enhance the creative, critical, and professional skills of practitioners regardless of where they are in their careers. If you’re just starting out in the industry, the course will help you realise and develop the unique offering that you bring to the arena. You’ll learn how to navigate professional relationships and forge valuable connections both locally and internationally.

If you’ve already established yourself within the professional world, the course will allow you to interrogate your practice. You can expect to explore different materials and techniques – discovering new ways to elevate the quality of your output and excel within your specialism. Graduates of the PGDip can then go on to work professionally in their field of expertise. Such areas include travel, fashion, corporate, and editorial, to name just a few.

Of course, your degree can also help secure other roles that would benefit from your skill set. Some examples include working as an advertising art director, a gallery curator, a web designer or a VXF artist.

Careers and employability service

In addition to the guidance offered by our tutors, you can also access our RealWORKS, our careers and employability service throughout your studies, and for up to 5 years following graduation.

Our expert team will help you identify potential opportunities in the UK or internationally, prepare for job interviews, advise you on starting up your own business, and more.


This module enables you to locate your practice within the broad contexts of professional contemporary photography. You will consider the importance of research as a fundamental aspect of contemporary photography in both academic and industry contexts, and critically reflect on core themes in contemporary visual culture. Through discursive activities with faculty staff and peers, as well as self-directed research and personal reflection, you will analyse your practice in relation to specific themes, and articulate your practical and conceptual motivations and intentions as an image-maker.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have an honours degree or Level 6 equivalent qualification.