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Photography (Top-up) BA (Hons)

University of Kent

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    University Centre, West Kent

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 Years

Course summary

This programme is designed to help you develop the confidence and skills to operate in a higher level job, or profession, where you can make decisions, solve problems and be in control of creative output. It is also aimed at those who would like to start their own business or develop their own individual area of practice through a more in-depth study of photography. The qualification is taught at West Kent College's University Centre in Tonbridge but is awarded and quality assured by the University of Kent.

Although this programme offers a natural progression route from the HND in Photography at West Kent College, we also welcome and encourage applications from students who have achieved a HND or foundation degree in photography or a related subject at another college or university. It will enable you to convert your Level 5 HND or Foundation Degree qualification into a Level 6 Bachelor's degree with this one year programme.

The programme supports the use of a wide range of photographic, lens-based, techniques and approaches to produce creative imagery and you will be encouraged to develop professional practice to a very high standard in your chosen area.

Why study this programme?

The programme has a strong emphasis on individual and professional development and you will be encouraged to achieve a high standard in all areas and supported to make work of high conceptual and technical quality.

The teaching team are qualified and experienced in a range of theoretical, conceptual and practical aspects of the subject to facilitate and support individual student projects. You will be offered one-to-one tutorial support on a regular basis, and support from a technician and the Learning Resource Centre is available during self-directed study.

The College’s location near the mainline train station in Tonbridge facilitates trips to and from London.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching is delivered through a series of lectures, seminars, discussions, group work/exhibition planning, tutorials and workshops.

The programme typically involves an average of 12 timetabled hours over two to three days per week during term time.

This is a full-time programme and you will be expected to dedicate approximately 24 hours per week to self-directed study to carry out research and assignment work outside of timetabled classes.


You will develop a strong foundation of technical skills, knowledge and creative approaches required for employment or progression to postgraduate study in the areas of photography, and other related subjects.

Some graduates of this programme have progressed to postgraduate study and teacher training, whilst others have embarked on careers such as medical photographer, freelance/agency photographer, gallery creative director, gallery owner/assistant and roles in photography businesses.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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Subject must be Photography


University information

University of Kent

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  • Campus address

    University of Kent, Recruitment and Admissions Office, Registry, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, England

With a global reputation for academic excellence, first-class research and teaching, Kent offers a superb education and memorable student experience.
Kent welcomes students from 152 countries. 21% of students are from Europe and overseas, creating a diverse and supportive community.
Located in historic and inspiring locations that have the continent on their doorstep, you’ll be part of a global community and supported every step of the way.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    22nd out of 102 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    133 70%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    69 69%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.02 80%



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