Photography degree courses in the UK

Below is a list of photography undergraduate degree courses in the UK. The list consists of institutions that specifically award a Bachelor degree in photography or a photography related subject such as photojournalism. The list therefore excludes awards in photography such as HNC Higher National Certificate, HND Higher National Diploma, Cer Certificate, CertHE Certificate of Higher Education, Dip Diploma, DipHE Diploma of Higher Education or Fdg FdA Foundation Degrees. Bachelor awards in, for instance, Fine Art, Fashion Promotion and Media Arts, where the use of photography might be supported though it is not integral to the course are also excluded. Please sign up to this blog to be notified when I publish a list of Masters degree photography courses in the UK.

Explanation of the list format:

Place of study: the name of the institution at which photography is taught.
Awarded degree: the title of the degree with a link to the course homepage.
Course Leader: the name of the course leader is included if it is openly displayed on the course homepage.
Length of study: number of years in full time study mode.
Tuition fee: tuition fee per year in British Pounds. Please note that fees are likely to change and that the author makes NO GUARANTEE FOR VALIDITY.

Photography degree courses in the UK:

Anglia Ruskin University
BA (Hons) Photography
3 years
£8,300 per year

Bath Spa University
BA (Hons) Photography and Digital Media
3 years
£9,000 per year

University of Bedfordshire
BA (Hons) Photography and Video Art
3 years
£9,000 per year

Birmingham City University
BA (Hons) Media and Communication (Photography Media)
3 years
£8,200 per year

Blackpool and The Fylde College
BA (Hons) Photography
3 years
£6,000 per year

University of Bolton
BA (Hons) Photography
Programme Leader: Ian Glover
3 years
£7,200 per year

Arts University College Bournemouth
BA (Hons) Photography
Course Leader: Dave Hazel
BA (Hons) Commercial Photography
Course Leader: Conrad Tracy
3 years
£8,600 per year

Bournemouth University
BA (Hons) Photography
3 years
£8,200 per year

University of Bradford
BA (Hons) Photography for Digital Media
3 years
£9,000 per year

Bradford College
BA (Hons) Photography
3 years
£6,700 per year

University of Brighton
BA (Hons) Photography
3 years
£9,000 per year

Canterbury Christ Church University
BA (Hons) Photography
3 years
£8,500 per year

University of Central Lancashire
BA (Hons) Photography
3 years
£9,000 per year

University of Chester
BA (Hons) Photography
Programme Leader: Dr Cian Quayle
3 years
£8,000 per year

Cleveland College of Art and Design
BA (Hons) Photography
Programme Leader: Jamie MacDonald
3 years
£8,000 per year

Colchester Institute
BA (Hons) Photography
3 years
£7,500 per year

London College of Communication, University of the Arts
BA (Hons) Photography
Course Director: Beverley Carruthers
BA (Hons) Photojournalism
Course Director: Nigel Tanburn
3 years
£9,000 per year

Coventry University
BA (Hons) Photography
3 years
£9,000 per year

University of Cumbria
BA (Hons) Photography
3 years
£7,850 per year

De Montfort University
BA (Hons) Photography & Video
3 years
£9,000 per year

University of Derby
BA (Hons) Photography
Course Leader: Heike Lowenstein
BA (Hons) Commercial Photography
Course Leader: information not available
3 years
£7,995 per year

University of East London
BA (Hons) Photography
Programme Leader: Ralph Hall
3 years
£9,000 per year

Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh
BA (Hons) Photography
Head of Photography: David Williams
4 years
Scottish and EU students: £1,820 per year
Rest of UK: £9,000 per year

Edinburgh Napier University
BA (Hons) Photography & Film
4 years
Scottish and EU students: £1,820 per year
Rest of UK: £6,500 per year

University College Falmouth
BA (Hons) Photography
Award Leader: Steven Tynan
BA (Hons) Fashion Photography
Award Leader: information not available
BA (Hons) Press & Editorial Photography
Award Leader: Mal Stone
BA (Hons) Marine & Natural History Photography
Award Leader: Sue Boafo
3 years
£9,000 per year

London College of Fashion, University of the Arts
BA (Hons) Fashion Photography
Course Director: Edward Barber
3 years
£9,000 per year

University for the Creative Arts
BA (Hons) Photography
BA (Hons) Photography (Contemporary Practice)
3 years
£8,500 per year

University of Glamorgan
BA (Hons) Photography
3 years
Welsh and EU students: £3,465 per year
Rest of UK: £9,000 per year

Glasgow School of Art
BA (Hons) Fine Art Photography
Head of Department: Professor Thomas Joshua Cooper
4 years
Scottish and EU students: £1,820 per year
Rest of UK: £9,000 per year

University of Gloucesterhire
BA (Hons) Fine Art – Photography
BA (Hons) Photography – Editorial and Advertising
BA (Hons) Photojournalism and Documentary Photography
3 years
£8,250 per year

University Centre Grimsby
BA (Hons) Commercial Photography
3 years
£5,950 per year

Hereford College of Arts
BA (Hons) Photography
3 years
£8,000 per year

University of Hertfordshire
BA (Hons) Photography
3 years
£7,800 per year

University of Huddersfield
BA (Hons) Photography
3 years
£7,950 per year

Kingston University
BA (Hons) Photography
3 years
£9,000 per year

University of Leeds
BA (Hons) Cinema & Photography
3 years
£9,000 per year

Leeds College of Art
BA (Hons) Photography
3 years
£8,250 per year

Leeds Metropolitan University
BSc (Hons) Photographic Journalism
3 years
£8,500 per year

University of Lincoln
BA (Hons) Contemporary Lens Media
3 years
£9,000 per year

London Metropolitan University
BA (Hons) Fine Art – Photography
3 years
£6,600 per year

London South Bank University
BA (Hons) Digital Photography
3 years
£8,450 per year

Manchester Metropolitan University
BA (Hons) Photography
3 years
£9,000 per year

Middlesex University
BA (Hons) Photography
Programme Leader: David Simmonds
3 years
£9,000 per year

University of Northampton
BA (Hons) Photographic Practice
3 years
£8,500 per year

Northbrook College Sussex
BA (Hons) Fine Art: Photography
Full time Course Leader: David Blackaller
BA (Hons) Contemporary Photographic Arts Practice
Full time Course Leader: information not available
3 years
£7,000 per year

Northumbria University
BA (Hons) Contemporary Photographic Practice
3 years
£9,000 per year

Norwich University College of the Arts
BA (Hons) Photography
Course Leader: James Smith
3 years
£8,500 per year

Nottingham Trent University
BA (Hons) Photography / Photography in Europe
3 years
£8,500 per year

Open College of the Arts
BA (Hons) Photography
Course Leaders: Jose Navarro and Peter Haveland
6 years, part-time
£7,925 total fees

Plymouth College of Art
BA (Hons) Photography
3 years
£9,000 per year

Plymouth University
BA (Hons) Photography
3 years
£9,000 per year

University of Portsmouth
BA (Hons) Photography
3 years
£8,500 per year

Ravensbourne
BA (Hons) Digital Photography
3 years
£8,500 per year

Robert Gordon University Aberdeen
BA (Ord) Commercial Photography
1 year
Scottish and EU students: information not available
Rest of UK: £6,750 per year

Roehampton University
BA (Hon) Photography
3 years
£7,900 per year

University of Salford
BA (Hons) Photography
Programme Leader: Lawrence Giles
3 years
£8,500 per year

Sheffield Hallam University
BA (Hons) Photography
3 years
£8,500 per year

Southampton Solent University
BA (Hons) Photography
Course Leader: Guy Moreton
3 years
£7,800 per year

South Essex College
BA (Hons) Photography
3 years
£7,000 per year

Staffordshire University
BA (Hons) Photography
BA (Hons) Fine Art: Photography
BA (Hons) Photojournalism
3 years
£7,990 per year

St Helens College
BA (Hons) Photography
3 years
£5,850 per year

Stockport College
BA (Hons) Photography
3 years
£6,000 per year

University Campus Suffolk
BA (Hons) Photography
BA (Hons) Photographic and Digital Media
3 years
£8,000 per year

Univerversity of Sunderland
BA (Hons) Photography, Video and Digital Imaging
3 years
£7,800 per year

Swansea Metropolitan University
BA (Hons) Photography in the Arts
Programme Director: Hamish Gane
BA (Hons) Photojournalism
Programme Director: Paul Duerinckx
3 years
Welsh and EU students: £3,465 per year
Rest of UK: £8,750 per year

University of Ulster
BA (Hons) Photography
Course Director: Peter Neill
3 years
Northern Irish and EU students: £3,465 per year
Rest of UK: £6,000 per year

University of Wales, Trinity Saint David
BA (Hons) Photography
3 years
£9,000 per year

University of Wales, Newport
BA (Hons) Photographic Art
BA (Hons) Documentary Photography
BA (Hons) Photography for Fashion & Advertising
3 years
£9,000 per year

University of West of England, Bristol
BA (Hons) Photography
Programme Leader: Jim Campbell
3 years
£9,000 per year

University of West London
BA (Hons) Photography and Digital Imaging
3 years
£7,670 per year

University of Westminster
BA (Hons) Photography
BSc (Hons) Photography and Digital Imaging Technologies
BSc (Hons) Clinical Photography
3 years
£9,000 per year

University of the West of Scotland
BA (Hons) Photography
3 years
Scottish and EU tuition fee: information not available
Rest of UK: Year 1 and 2 £5,000 per year / year 3 £10,000 per year

University of Wolverhampton
BA (Hons) Photography
Course Leader: Su Fahy
3 years
£8,500 per year

Disclaimer: NO GUARANTEE FOR VALIDITY
Please contact me at marcus.bohr(at)rca.ac.uk for any errors in the list above.

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One thought on “Photography degree courses in the UK

  1. Hi, interesting list, but I thought it might be worth adding another to it.

    There’s also the Open College of Arts offering a BA (Hons) in Photography through a series of distance learning modules, it all works out at being quite a bit cheaper than a bricks and mortar institution as well.

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