• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Explore the commercial and artistic sides of the photography industry and gain hands-on creative agency experience with this Photography (Hons) course from London South Bank University. You’ll have the opportunity to develop creatively and technically and will complete a broad range of projects including documentary, editorial, commercial and gallery-based photography.
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Why study Photography (Hons) at London South Bank University?

  • Staff: be taught by professional photographers, writers or curators who are actively engaged in commercial work, publishing and exhibiting. 
  • Develop creatively and technically : Work on location and in the studio, with digital SLR's, medium format digital cameras and our large format print and mount lab. Work across documentary, editorial, commercial and gallery-based photography. 
  • Our mutli-million pound Elephant Studios, with facilities including industry-ready photographic studio, digital design suites, colour-grading suites, cinema, print room and kit room 
  • Get agency experience working for South Bank Collective – LSBU's registered commercial creative agency. 
  • Hone your networking skills and boost your employability by attending guest lectures and participating in live briefs and collaborations with industry professionals. 
  • Top 2 amongst London competitors for academic support and student voice in Cinematics and Photography (National Student Survey).

Professional links

Our staff are all professional photographers, writers or curators and are actively engaged in a range of practices, from commercial work, to publishing and exhibiting.

We have research links with:

  • Autograph ABP
  • Tate Britain
  • The Photographer's Gallery

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Documentary Photography
  • Photo Imaging: Studio and Lab
  • Contemporary Photography Commissions
  • Digital Image Construction
  • The Emergence of Photography
  • Thinking, Making and Writing in Creative Media 
  • Fashion, Editorial and Advertising photography
  • Photography and the Gallery 
  • Self-Publishing and the Photobook
  • Professional Practice and Promotion
  • Contemporary Photographic Debates
  • Collaborative Practices (Shared Option)
  • Pilot Major Project
  • Major Project 
  • Professional Practice
  • Research Paper

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • A Level BCC or;
  • BTEC National Diploma DMM or;
  • Access to HE qualifications with 9 Distinctions 36 Merits or;
  • Equivalent Level 3 qualifications worth 106 UCAS points
  • Applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A-C including Maths and English or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above)

Studyportals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Bachelor's below. these courses will be necessary if:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Tuition Fee

  • International

    13780 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13780 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 London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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London South Bank University (LSBU) offers considerable financial help through scholarships, bursaries, charitable funds, loans and other financial support.

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