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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
66% LOW
% employed or in further study
88% LOW
Average graduate salary
£15.6k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

104 UCAS points at A2 including Photography, Media, Humanities, Social Sciences or Fine Art at Grade C

Scottish Highers
Not Available

104 UCAS points including Photography, Media, Humanities, Social Sciences or Fine Art at Grade C

BTEC Diploma

Relevant subject area required (Photography, Media, Humanities, Social Sciences or Fine Art)

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Relevant subject area required (Photography, Media, Humanities, Social Sciences or Fine Art)

UCAS tariff points

Photography, Media, Humanities, Social Sciences or Fine Art at Grade C are required

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104 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

The modern world is saturated in imagery. Understanding how to interpret it and create it are now key skills for contemporary living. Our practical photography degree aims to help you develop a clear understanding of how photographs can be used to communicate and express yourself in the professional world of the creative industries. Intensive workshop sessions will allow you to pick up relevant skills and undertake innovative types of visual problem solving. Carrying out work placements and collaborating on live client-based briefs will help equip you with the relevant vocational skills and experiences you need to follow a career as a professional photographer. On this course you’ll develop strong critical, creative and technical abilities, giving you the skills to work in photography or as part of the wider creative industries, from writers to curators, picture editors to educators. Our graduates have gone on to work as freelance fashion photographers, sports photographers, and work in digital editing, film-making and further study. The course is also home to a strong postgraduate culture. You will have the chance to attend Free Range (a professional practice event held in London) in your third year and exhibit your work. You’ll have the opportunity to study abroad with Erasmus in Year 2 (Year 3 if you started in the Foundation Entry), with many students choosing California. You’ll also have the chance to go on a range of School sponsored trips to places like Europe, Africa and China to work on international projects. Get the practical real-life experiences you’ll need to succeed by working on live briefs based around your own personal type of working practice.


Year 1: Introduction to Photography, Photography & Narrative, Photography and the Everyday, The Photographic Image, Visualising Ideas. Plus one of the following: The Fashion Image, Experimental Photography, Year 2: Professional Practice, Critical Practices, Contemporary Practice, Open Project. Plus one of the following: The Constructed Image OR Fashion Branding & Photography. Plus one of the following: Fashion and Photography, Photography and the City Year 3: Dissertation, Portfolio Development, Professional Development, Independent Practice, Final Project

University of Central Lancashire

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UCLan is a 'modern' university, created in 1992, but its roots go back to 1828 with the founding of the 'Institution for the Diffusion of Knowledge'. There are 102 different nationalities represented among UCLan's international and domestic student body. At UCLan, we want to give students the advantage they need through teaching and support to achieve their ambitions.

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 63%
Student score 66% LOW
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
8% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
44% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
5% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
336 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
74% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
12% 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 88% LOW
Average graduate salary £15.6k MED
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations


Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations


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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