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Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Cinematics & photography
Student score
87% HIGH
% employed or in further study
94% MED
Average graduate salary
£16.7k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Overview If you are curious about the world and about people, BA Photography will enable you to explore photography as a communicator of visual ideas and information, developing the skills and knowledge essential for a career in the creative industry. Why study BA Photography at Middlesex University? Our students are given the tools, opportunities and inspiration to explore the world we live in now, investigating the communication of ideas, opinion, comment, reportage, analysis and meaning through the medium of photography in a commercial context. We focus on editorial photography, photojournalism, portraiture and studio and fashion photography for magazines, newspapers, books, exhibitions and new media. Many graduates have received industry recognition for their work. In recent years this has included several D&AD New Blood Gold Medal Winners, six finalists for the National Portrait Gallery Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize (including the 2015 John Kobal New Work Award), winners in all three '5 Under 30' competitions run by the Daniel Blau Gallery and a national advertising commission from one of the world's leading advertising agencies, John Walter Thompson. At Middlesex we have some of the best facilities and staff in the country to help you realise your creative vision, and we will always encourage you to develop your own personal style, to think creatively and to enjoy yourself. You can see the range and depth of our students work on the student work tab. Course highlights You will have access to a wide range of state-of-the-art facilities including digital media facilities, studios, camera and lighting equipment, darkrooms and an extensive library Our committed, supportive staff have a broad range of professional expertise in photography in areas including digital imaging technology, editorial portraiture and reportage, and fashion Benefit from a high standard of expert technical support from our friendly and approachable specialist technicians We have strong links with professional printers and darkrooms in London - you can take advantage of discounted rates and make valuable industry contacts through these links At the end of your degree you will exhibit your work at the Degree Show in central London, a great opportunity to showcase your talents to the creative industry As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module


Year 1: Introduction to Photography (60 credits) - Compulsory Understanding Communication Arts (30 credits) - Compulsory Year 2: Photography Practice (60 credits) - Compulsory The Critical Image (30 credits) - Compulsory Year 3: Critical and Contextual Research Project (30 credits) - Compulsory Photography: Professional Portfolio Development Major Projects (90 credits) - Compulsory

Middlesex University

The Quad at Night

Middlesex has a vibrant and culturally diverse student community and a union that supports, celebrates, engages and represents them every step of the way. What's more, its north-west London location places students within touching distance of the heart of the capital and everything it has to offer. The union supports more than 1,500 active student members across more than 60 societies.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 90%
Student score 87% HIGH
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
30% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
55% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
9% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
305 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
70% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
14% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 94% MED
Average graduate salary £16.7k MED
Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations


Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
A few years ago graduates from this subject were having a very hard time but things have improved a lot thanks to our active media, film and photographic industries - much the most common employers for this group. The most common jobs are in the arts — as photographers, audio-visual technicians, operators and designers, as directors, as artists and as graphic designers. Training in presenting sound and graphics is useful in other industries as well, so you can find graduates in journalism, in advertising, in business management, in events management and in web design and IT. Be aware that freelancing and self-employment is common in the arts, as are what is termed 'portfolio careers' — having several part-time jobs or commissions at once.
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