Anglia Ruskin University

Anglia Ruskin University


Students learn to experiment, to carry out research and disseminate their work; there is a focus on the relationship of practice to research and research to practice, the role of sequence and series in developing their visual language, the relationship between text and image, and the latest important issues in photographic theory and practice. Students explore the global industry that is modern-day photography, and form an understanding of current debates and opportunities; their work is supported by a team of experienced photographers and researchers with wide-ranging interests and specialisms; students receive guidance on many photographic processes, from documentary and fine art to institutional or historical critique, and traditional or found photography to digital technical innovation.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 undergraduate degree (or equivalent) is normally in a related subject; applicants with professional experience are also encouraged to apply; entry is normally subject to submission of a portfolio and interview; candidates for whom English is not the 1st language are expected to demonstrate IELTS at level 6.5, or equivalent; non-academic conditions: art portfolio, interviews.

Course modules

Core modules: Process and practice as research; photography: experimental practice; photography: international perspectives; dissertation; major project.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on portfolios of practical and written work, reflective commentaries, symposium contributions, and a 6000-word dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Part-time £ 3,450 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 3,450 per Academic year (EU fees) 2 years
MA Full-time £ 6,900 per Academic year (home fees) 15 months
MA Full-time £ 11,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 15 months
MA Full-time £ 6,900 per Academic year (EU fees) 15 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cambridge Campus Cambridge CB1 1PT East of England

Key information

Anglia Ruskin University
Telephone number: 
01245 686868