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Biological Photography and Imaging MSc

University of Nottingham

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University Park Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course Overview

Have you ever wanted to work on nature, archaeology, or other science documentaries? Are you looking to blend science and art? Do you understand the importance of an informed public?

In a fast-moving society, the professional, photographer, videographer, and imaging specialist, has a powerful role in the way science is communicated to the world. The professional imager is vital to modern research, science communication, commerce and industry.

Professionals in this field are key in communicating with the public, sharing scientific news, and affecting the collective consciousness. Without them, powerful exposés on the destruction of the environment, the eradication of species, and the impact of humanity on the world would not exist. Without these exposés, the public attitude toward climate change and environmental impact might not have begun to change.

This course allows you to determine what level of science and learning you wish to communicate to your audience with your art. From in-depth scientific research to digestible information that the average teenager can understand, we will work with you to best tailor your art to your audience.

The Biological Photography and Imaging MSc is ideal for students wishing to pursue a career in photography, videography, imaging, science communication, or any visual art. We bring together science, photography, business, web, video, design and writing to provide you with a dynamic set of skills making you attractive to employers.

The study programme incorporates the areas of: biological research and natural history; photography and imaging (both industrial and media production); video making; science communication.

Careers

Graduate destinations

Graduate destinations include: TV producer for Saving Planet Earth, Planet Earth 2 and Nature’s Great Events; Media Researcher for Wildscreen; Specialist Researcher at Photolibrary Group; Research Associate at the University of Nottingham; Science Educator for the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS); Medical Photographer and Videographer at Christchurch Hospital; Assistant Producer and Camera Operator, working on projects for Disney, the Discovery Channel and the BBC.

.Our graduates have gone on to become professional photographers or undertake PhDs in molecular biology and biophysics, or pursued various careers such as: wildlife filmmaking; website design; food photography; medical imaging.

Tuition fees

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£ 25,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Nottingham

  • University League Table

    24th

  • Campus address

    University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, England

The university offers a range of scholarships specifically for international applicants studying at any level.
A large number of courses at the university include a placement or work experience element, ensuring that students receive first-hand professional experience.
In September every year, the university runs a free welcome programme for new international students from outside the EU joining the University of Nottingham.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    29th out of 100 16

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    138 63%

    32nd

    10
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    82.0 82%

    11th

    19
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.95 79%

    74th

    16

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