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


% applicants receiving offers


  • Cinematics & photography
Student score
76% MED
% employed or in further study
96% MED
Average graduate salary
£15k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

UCAS tariff points

from a combination of Level 3 qualifications

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 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

In the age of social media, you'll have the opportunity, through studying photography, to become an expert in the dominant visual language of our era. There are potential careers available in an increasing range of industries from fashion and art to advertising that require the skills of educated, professional photographic practitioners. This course could help you get there. Our Photography BA(Hons) course will give you the chance to understand the role of a photographer in today’s society, and the commercial and creative paths that are available to you. Through a combination of technical instruction, creative experimentation and critical reflection this course is designed to help you find your creative voice and transform your initial interest into a career. You’ll be supported to develop your practical skills through individual project work. You will join a wider creative community of fellow photographers, artists and designers putting together books, exhibitions and even short films. Through an engagement with the history of photographic practices, you’ll develop a sophisticated understanding of this fascinating subject and be able speak about your own work with authority. Our tutors have experience from a range of disciplines, from documentary making to commercial photography and fine art. And we’ve invested in our digital studio, equipping it to an extremely high standard, with more equipment than you’d find in many professional studios. You’ll be encouraged to unleash your creativity and build up a portfolio. The course is one of only ten in the UK that are approved by the British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP) and gives you the chance to gain a respected BIPP professional qualification alongside your degree.


Year 1 Core modules: Photography Process and Workflow 1; Photographic Theory and Practice; Digital Media Design Foundation Studio Practice. Year 2 Core modules: Digital Media Design Intermediate Studio; Audiences and Contexts; Photography Process and Workflow 2. Year 3 - optional placement year School of Art and Design Placement - You will normally spend a total of 48 weeks between the end of year two and the beginning of your final year in a managed work experience. You will be encouraged to obtain a placement activity relevant to your area of specialism, however a wide range of placements will be regarded as suitable. The placement will be monitored and you will be assessed on completion. (100%). Final Year Core modules: Research and Development for Photography; Theory for Photography; Major Project Photography.

University of Huddersfield

The campus at sunset

The University of Huddersfield was named Times Higher Education University of the Year in 2013, an award supported by outstanding support for students at all levels. The university is in the top ten in the UK for graduate employability and teaching excellence and the number one mainstream university in England for assessment and feedback. Combine this with our record for supporting work placements and student enterprise and you will find there is a lot more to Huddersfield than meets the eye.

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 78%
Student score 76% MED
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
6% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
65% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
304 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
77% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
20% 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 96% MED
Average graduate salary £15k LOW
Graduates who are design 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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