De Montfort University

De Montfort University

Photographic History

This course focuses on the social, cultural and material histories of photography. Whether they were taken for the purpose of scholarly data collection, or simply to keep a private, visual record of an everyday camera user's life, photographs have been used as to describe or attest to social or cultural practices since the middle of the nineteenth century. With this in mind, using primary sources, such as negatives, photographs, manuscripts and digital technologies, you will investigate the role of photography in visual, social and cultural history, touching on wide ranging subjects in the history of science, anthropology, gender studies, museum studies, art history and area studies.

Entry requirements

A 2.2 or above UK Bachelor's honours degree in a related subjects. Students with other professional qualifications and industry experience are encouraged to apply. A reading knowledge of one European language other than English is recommended. If English is not the 1st language, students must have an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent. English Language tuition, delivered by the British Council accredited Centre for English Language Learning, is available both before and throughout the course.

Course modules

Modules include: History of photography, images and practice; theory and photography; photography resources in a digital age. Optional modules: photography and industry; photographic ethnographies; photography and science.

Assessment methods

Assessments are both written and oral; in addition, those following the MA route then proceed with thesis writing in the 3rd or 6th semester (depending on type of study).

Sponsorship information

Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,750 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,750 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,200 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,750 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,750 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,750 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,375 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,375 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,375 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,375 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,375 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PgCert Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 - 2 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Fletcher Building Leicester LE2 7BJ East Midlands

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