Middlesex University London

Photography MA

Our practice and research-based course will challenge you to explore, question and evolve as a photographer. The course provides you with a creative and energetic working environment in which to produce a major photographic project using some of the best traditional and state-of-the-art facilities in the UK, encouraged and supported by world-class academic and technical staff.

Why study MA Photography at Middlesex University?

At Middlesex, our practice-led approach to photography ensures you spend your postgraduate studies fully immersed in both making work and thinking about its connections with wider photographic discourse. Through a series of photographic projects, or a single large project, you will experiment with both new and traditional photography and whether behind a camera, in post-production or reflecting critically on your practice, you will be thoroughly supported by a staff team of research-active, photography practitioners. Access to diverse range of professional photographers, guest lecturers and technical advisers, will further enhance both your knowledge and skills of photography, as well as your exposure to the wider industry.

Online delivery and technical support will allow you to continue to produce industry-standard digital work in addition to the hands-on experience that you will gain through access to high quality resources in our dedicated art and design building. With Apple Macintosh Pro workstations, A2 Epson printers, Hasselblad film scanners, studios, as well as a range of darkrooms including colour, black and white, and digital, you'll have everything you need to push yourself to your full potential and take the next step towards a stimulating and successful career.

Entry Requirements

We accept the equivalent of the below requirements from a recognised overseas qualification.

  • We normally require a good honours degree 2:1 or above, or equivalent qualification, in an appropriate subject
  • We also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications
  • Those without formal qualifications need to demonstrate three years' relevant work experience and the ability to study at postgraduate level.

To find out more about the qualifications we accept from your country please visit the relevant Support in your country page.

If you are unsure about the suitability of your qualifications or would like help with your application, please contact your nearest Regional office for support.

Visas and immigration

You will not need a visa to study in the UK if you are a citizen of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland. If you are a national of any other country you may need a visa to study in the UK. Please see our Visas and immigration page for further information.

International students who require a Student route (formerly tier 4) visa to progress on a course at Middlesex University must apply for study on a full-time basis. However, this course is offered part-time so you are eligible to apply on a part-time basis.

Career Prospects

What will you study on MA Photography?

Through a combination of practical and theoretical work, you will study the technical, contextual and historical elements of all forms of photography. You will study the equipment and techniques used to produce professional photographs in industry.

What will you gain?

You will further develop your skills and experience in taking professional photographs, whether in a fully-equipped studio or on location. You will also learn to use photography as a medium of communication, and develop the ability to conceptualise and create photographic projects for commercial and artistic purposes. You will be prepared to make professional use of the equipment, tools, cameras and software regarded as the industry-standard in creative industries worldwide.

Course Details

  • Masterclasses and workshops from high-profile speakers such as Rhiannon Adam, Adrian Bradshaw, Rachael Burns, Julian Calder, Brian Harris, Cheryl Newman, Martin Parr, Kate Peters, Ingrid Pollard, Simon Roberts, Nicola Shipley and Jem Southam
  • Access to some of London's best photography resources, including the V&A Print and Drawing Study Room.
  • Explore subjects through photography (and possibly video), with development of skills across Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Strong focus on professional presentation skills, in both digital and print form
  • Access to networking opportunities and world-leading research and expertise.

Modules
Developing Practice – Term 1 (30 credits)
Critical Debates – Term 1 (30 credits)
Image and Insight – Term 2 (30 credits)
Advanced Research – Term 2 (30 credits)
Major Project – Term 3 (60 credits)

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