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University of Gloucestershire

Photography - Editorial and Advertising

UCAS Code: W640
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Cinematics & photography
Student score
85% HIGH
% employed or in further study
92% MED
Average graduate salary
£15.6k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

BBC at A levels or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

DMM at BTEC or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.

UCAS tariff points

Use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.

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

The only UK-based photography editorial and advertising course to receive the Creative Skillset accreditation - the creative industry hallmark for excellence. Learn from photographers who have worked for Vogue, Tatler and Getty Images. You will have ample opportunity to work with big brands, with recent collaborations including Converse, Superdry, AllSaints, SHOWstudio and Lululemon Athletica. Students have produced and exhibited work in Milan, New York, Shanghai and Vancouver.


Join a professionally-focused photography degree, ranked in the UK top 20 in the Guardian University Guide 2017 (film production & photography). The course incorporates all forms and genres of still and moving-image making – from fashion to music, sports to food, interiors to celebrity, beauty to travel, and more. Develop your own industry-facing portfolio, to gain live commissions while studying. Learn from leading industry professionals and gain high-profile professional contacts. Benefit from well-equipped studios, traditional darkrooms, black and white printing equipment, an open-access digital suite with Macs, and Canon and Nikon DSLR's. Assessment includes coursework, workbooks, portfolios, exhibitions and industry placements.

University of Gloucestershire


After nearly 200 years of teaching, the University of Gloucestershire offers cutting edge facilities in the beautiful, historic locations of Cheltenham and Gloucester. With innovative courses in sports, business, education, humanities, arts and the sciences, we are constantly developing new methods of teaching and learning with a focus on sustainability and employability.

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 87%
Student score 85% 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
4% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
50% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
317 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
83% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
9% 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 92% MED
Average graduate salary £15.6k MED
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals


Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations


Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


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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