• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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The Photography Joint Honours programme from University of Derby allows you to develop a key skill set that is applicable to a wide range of career choices. 

There is hardly an area of cultural production that does not harness the power of photography in one way or another. Whether it is to document, illustrate, interpret, show, tell or simply for its own sake, photographs are central to much of the professional and vernacular communication we use.

One might ask why study photography at all - surely modern cameras are capable of handling most of the situations we find ourselves in? The answer is simple, cameras only record images, it takes a thorough understanding of the process of image making to control and understand photographs in the way that a modern society demands.   


Photography graduates pursue career paths in fashion, advertising, documentary, editorial, landscape or picture re-touching and manipulation. This programme will also prepare you for further study at postgraduate level.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Photography: Histories and Theory
  • Digital Practice 
  • Photography: Design and Communication
  • Creative Communications
  • Contemporary Digital Practice
  • Combined Technologies
  • Assignment Photography 
  • Independent Development Project

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • UCAS points: 120 (up to 16 from AS-levels)
  • Specific requirements at GCSE: GCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification

Alternative entry qualifications:

  • BTEC - DDM
  • Access to HE Diploma 60 credits: 45 at level 3 with a minimum of Dist: 15 Merit: 24 Pass: 6

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14045 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14045 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Derby

  • 540 - 860 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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