48 months
16425 GBP/year
1820 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The BA in Photography (Hons) from Edinburgh Napier University is industry facing and provides the professional, technical, contextual and creative skills necessary for a career as a photographer.

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You'll be encouraged to think critically and creatively, developing your skills so that you are able to convey your ideas through your practice.

As you progress in the Photography (Hons) course from Edinburgh Napier University you'll increasingly define your own area of study. By identifying and working to your strengths, you'll develop an individual creative practice so that by graduation you'll be capable of a high standard of creative output.

The course has recently moved to a newly-built specialist photography facility, which includes five fully-equipped photography studios, a black and white darkroom, dry to dry colour film processor, high-end professional digital scanners and printers, portable photography lighting and a large range of analogue and digital cameras and camera equipment.

Career opportunities

  • You’ll be prepared for a position in the highly competitive media and creative industries in Scotland and around the world. Students from the course are established in many areas of the industry and internationally.
  • Graduates enter the fields of freelance photography, including advertising, architectural, commercial, editorial, fashion photojournalism, and social photography. You could engage with public relations, act as a picture editor, work as a curator, pursue roles in creative agencies, or give back through the widening areas of visual education.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Photographic Reading and Writing
  • Creative Practice
  • Workflow and Creative Camera techniques
  • Histories: Photography
  • Applied Camera Techniques
  • Photography

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Standard Entry Requirement

  • BBBC

Minimum Offer Entry Requirement

  • BCCC

A Level

  • CCC

Irish Leaving Certificate

  • H2, H3, H3, H3 at HL 

BTEC (QCF) Extended Diploma Level 3

  • Minimum grades MMM (Merit, Merit, Merit) in a related subject.

BTEC (QCF) National Diploma Level 3 plus A Level

  • Minimum grades D*D (Distinction*, Distinction) in a related subject.
International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • Award of Diploma with 27 points overall including three HL subjects with grades 6,5,4. 
We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications. Specific entry requirements by country.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16425 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16425 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1820 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Republic of Ireland £9,250
  • Overseas and EU £16,425

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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