Online: Photographic History MA programme

The Photographic History MA Programme at De Montfort University is now recruiting the new student cohort for the academic session 2024/25, with delivery modes available as full time, part time or per-module. Per-module applications from professionals looking for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities are also very welcome.


Take advantage of the flexible mode of delivery to study around your job, family, and other personal or professional commitments.

The Photographic History MA is delivered online, enabling students to complete the vast majority of module activities and assessments asynchronously (i.e. you can complete them at your own time, day or night within the module schedule).

It will provide you with the skills needed to explore photographic materials, practices, processes, and critical field scholarship. Along the way, it will equip you with real-world professional expertise through remote fieldwork experience at leading photography organisations.

Term 1 Modules:

Learning Photographic History Online;

Material Histories;

Photography, Ethics and Emotions;

Producing and Consuming Photographs;

Photographic Historiography.

Term 2 Modules:

Photography and Politics;

Photography, Science and Technology;

Fieldwork Experience.

Term 2x Modules:

Dissertation or Heritage Project

NOTE: All modules are indicative and based on the current academic session.

Aimed at anyone with deep interest in photographic practice, communication media, visual history, or archival collections, the Photographic History MA will prepare you for further study and careers in the culture sector. Join us to discover how digital and analogue photography have shaped the ways we imagine the past and how we experience life in the present day.

For more information, visit Photographic History MA and should you have any questions please feel free to get in touch directly with me at

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