✨ Top 5 Universities for Photography Studies ✨

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If you're a snappy IG addict but want to take it further and pursue it as a career, the UK is a great place to study photography. What's more with the London landmarks, white cliffs of Dover and the mountains of Snowdonia and the Highlands, you'll have a lot of great backgrounds to work with. We've listed some of the best unis in the UK to study how to use a camera like a pro.


1. University of Kent (West Kent and Ashford College)

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In the 2017 Times Higher Education ranked the university 21st in the United Kingdom. The university is amongst a group of institutions to consistently score 90% or higher for overall satisfaction in the National Student Survey.

Course(s):

Photography BA(Hons)


2. Robert Gordon University (Gary's School of Art)

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According to the 2013 Times Good University Guide it is the best modern university in the UK, while according to The Guardian University Guide 2013 it is the best modern university in Scotland and 2nd-best in the UK. It was shortlisted for Sunday Times University of the Year 2012 and was named Best Modern University in the UK for 2012 by The Sunday Times University Guide.

Course(s):

Commercial Photography BA


3. University of Westminster, London (Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design)

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Taught at the university's state-of-the-art Harrow campus, in north-west London, this is the only Photography BA Honours degree course in the UK which offers both three years full-time and four years part-time study.

Course(s):

Photography BA (Hons)

Photography BA (PT)

Documentary & Photojournalism MA

Photography Arts MA

PhD Photography


4. Nottingham Trent University (School of Art and Design)

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Nottingham Trent University was ranked in the number 700 and above (701+) category in the world by the QS World University Rankings. In 2008 The Complete University Guide named Nottingham Trent the "top post-1992 University" in the country. The university has "one of the best employability records of any university in England and Wales".

Course(s):

Photography BA (Hons)


5. Coventry University (School of Media and Performing Art)

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As of 2017 Coventry is the highest-ranked modern university in the UK in both the Guardian University Guide – in which it ranks 12th overall – and the Complete University Guide. It also places in the top 200 in the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2017, which ranks universities around the world that are aged 50 years or under.

Course(s):

Photography BA(Hons)



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