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  • Qualification

    MLitt - Master of Letters

  • Location

    University of St Andrews

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    06-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The MLitt in History of Photography offers a range of innovative modules that cover from the origins of photography to contemporary practices and debates, including modernist art photography, documentary approaches, photographic collections, and technological advances up to the digital era.

Course information

The MLitt in History of Photography is a taught postgraduate programme run by the School of Art History. The MLitt offers a unique opportunity to study the history of photography as a specialised field of research.

Highlights

  • This innovative degree is inspired by the important role played by St Andrews in the early history of the most influential visual medium of the modern era.
  • Students are introduced to the theoretical and methodological challenges and debates that photography’s multiple functions and contexts have provoked since its invention.
  • Classes make full use of the outstanding photographic collections of Special Collections, University Library and associated photographic archives.
  • Small class sizes prioritise discussion with peers and interaction with the tutor.
  • Students may apply to take part in exchange programmes at our partner institutions.

Careers

Recent postgraduates in History of Photography are employed in:

  • universities
  • archives
  • museums
  • galleries
  • auction houses
  • radio stations
  • publishing houses and magazines.

The Careers Centre offers one-to-one advice to all students on a taught postgraduate course and offers a programme of events to assist students in building their employability skills.

Application deadline

11 August 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 20,370per 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 St Andrews

  • University League Table

    3rd

  • Campus address

    University of St Andrews, College Gate, St Andrews, KY16 9AJ, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    2nd out of 28 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    185 98%

    2nd

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75 75%

    7th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.43 89%

    1st

    3

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