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BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BA (Hons) 5 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

104

% applicants receiving offers

60%

Subjects
  • Cinematics & photography
Student score
69% LOW
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
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

Any Art or Design Subject Any Subject at grade B and Any Subject at grade C and Any Subject at grade C.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Any Art or Design subject Any Subject at grade B and Any Subject at grade B and Any Subject at grade B and Any Subject at grade B.

BTEC Diploma
MMD

An Art or Design related subject required

BTEC Certificate
DD

Any Art or Design subject

BTEC Level 3 Diploma
DD

Any Art or Design subject

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MMD

Any Art or Design subject

International Baccalaureate
25

Any Art or Design subject

UCAS tariff points
104

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

60%

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

£9,250

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

????This programme is largely skills and practice based and encourages the exploration of the photograph within a range of contemporary practices and contexts, for example, from commercial to art based photography. The study of photography will also extend to a critical understanding of the subject and allow students the scope for professional and creative development. Learning is informed by historical and current references, cultural and social contexts, and the requirements of a range of professional practice on graduation. Throughout the course students are supported to engage in live projects, competition and exhibitions.

Modules

Modules include: Critical photographic practice; converging practices on screen; photographic images in visual culture; photographic techniques and concepts; photography in a design context; photography in arts practice; practice exhibition; understanding the visual.

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How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
43%
57%

Year 1

54%
46%

Year 2

39%
61%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
100%

Year 1

100%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 75%
Student score 69% LOW
Able to access IT resources

75%

Staff made the subject interesting

70%

Library resources are satisfactory

75%

Feedback on work has been helpful

80%

Feedback on work has been prompt

85%

Staff are good at explaining things

85%

Received sufficient advice and support

85%

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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
7% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
53% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
310 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
57% 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 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £15.6k MED
Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations

21%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

18%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

15%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
It's been a difficult recession for this subject, so unemployment rates are currently looking quite high overall, with salaries on the lower side – and recovery may be long and slow for these graduates. But even despite the figures, most graduates are working after six months, and 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 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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