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What will I learn?

Uniting rigorous research with an expansive photographic practice, MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography will help you extend your photographic vision to create powerful stories that resonate with your audience and transcend disciplinary boundaries.

Why choose this course at London College of Communication

  • You will develop your photographic practice on a four-step journey: a series of weekly assignments to refine your image-making; engaging in collaborative practice and working to briefs; rethinking your creative practice; and finding your personal vision via in-depth research for your major project.
  • Benefit from our extensive visiting lecture programme by leading photographers, artists and curators.
  • Learn from a team of committed academic staff, all working in the industry as photographers, writers, curators.
  • Have access to a range of facilities such as darkrooms, studios, printing - guided by our expert technicians.
  • Join a supportive and inclusive cohort of students from different backgrounds, as well as benefiting from the experience of our award-winning graduates.

Career

The track record for this course is excellent. For many years, graduates have had considerable success at the UK student documentary photography prizes. Alumni of the course are working around the world for leading photographic agencies, freelancing for the world's leading editorial publications and exhibiting internationally.

Which department am I in?

Photography

Study options

Full Time (15 months)

Tuition fees
£23,610.00 (US$ 26,299) per year
Tuition fees may increase in future years for new and continuing students on courses lasting more than one year. For this course, you can pay tuition fees in instalments.

This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected April 2023

Start date

Expected October 2022

Venue

London College of Communication

Elephant and Castle,

London,

SE1 6SB, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Application to a postgraduate course usually requires US students to have an undergraduate (bachelor's) degree in a subject related to the proposed area of study, a personal statement and, where needed, a study proposal and references. Many of our courses also ask for a portfolio and some require work experience. Our IELTS requirements vary depending on the course and level of study. Minimum score for IELTS: 5.0.

For international students

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. IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required, with a minimum of 5.5 in each of the four skills; TOEFL IBT overall score 90.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About University of the Arts London

University of the Arts London has ranked second in the world in Art and Design for the fourth year in a row in the 2022 QS World University Rankings.

  • Rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted for its Foundation Diploma
  • Ranked number one university in the UK for producing leaders
  • Seventh greenest university in the UK, ranking top for arts
  • UAL alumni have won awards including Golden Globes and Oscars

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