Goldsmiths, University of London

Goldsmiths, University of London

Photography and Urban Cultures

The course is designed to encourage a creative interplay between practice and theory: students have the chance to consider cutting-edge debates in cultural and social theory in a research setting that actively encourages the development of photographic practice.

Entry requirements

2nd Class Honours degree in a relevant discipline; applicants with degree is in an unrelated field may also be considered subject to qualifying examination; candidates whose 1st language is not English should have a minimum score of 7.0 in IELTS.

Course modules

3 core courses: introduce students to contemporary examples of photographic practice and city life; cover a selection of the key and historic texts of social theory which consider cities spatiality and urban form; provide a historical overview of the different attempts at mapping and documenting urban life in London; students also choose 2 options from a range of courses available in sociology; anthropology; English and comparative literature; politics; cultural studies; and media and communications.

Assessment methods

5-6000 word dissertation: reflects critically on a portfolio of work that students provide in an end-of-year show.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 15,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 7,760 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Goldsmiths, University of London Lewisham SE14 6NW South East

Key information

Telephone number: 
020 7078 5300