University of Roehampton

Course Introduction

' Gain valuable experience with leading cultural organisations. Recent examples have included The Natural History Museum and Marie Claire magazine. ' Roehampton is ranked the top London university for Film, production and Photography (Guardian University Guide 2016). ' Teaching staff actively research or have recent commercial photography experience. ' High specification equipment and studio facilities, including an industry'standard medium format digital camera. ' Roehampton is ranked the best modern university in London (Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015) and the most research'intensive modern university in the UK (Research Excellence Framework 2015).

Course Modules

Media, Culture and Identity Year 1: news media. Optional modules: visual culture; media, culture and identity; media and society; from mass media to multimedia. Year 2: research methods for communications and culture. Optional modules: studying popular culture; employability for the creative industries; screening gender; global trends in television; introduction to radio. Year 3: dissertation. Optional modules: work placement; doing visual research in media and culture; madness and metaphor (culture on the edge); popular journalism and tabloid culture; emotions in culture. Photography Year 1: photography and genre; photography, truth and fiction; photography practice (core skills). Year 2: photography and the home; photography and commodity culture. Optional modules; identity and difference: dividing selves; photojournalism and documentary practices; landscape and mapping space; career preparation; image, text, practice; photography, archive and memory. Year 3: project proposal; independent project. Optional modules: contemporary photographic practices; portfolio development; work placement.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
BA/BSc (Hons) £12,500 ???abroad???
3 years
Full Time
BA/BSc (Hons) £9,000 ???home???
5 - 7 years
Part Time
BA/BSc (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • Tariff 112
  • International Baccalaureate 25
  • Tariff (Scottish qualifications) 112
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units)
  • BTEC National Diploma MMD
  • BTEC National Award
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MMD
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma D*D*
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Higher
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • OCR Certificate for IT Professionals
  • OCR Certificate/Diploma for iMedia Professionals
  • OCR L3 Certificate for Young Enterprise
  • OCR L3 Certificate in Mathematics for Engineers
  • OCR L3 Quals in ICT Systems and Principles
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units) M2
  • OCR Diploma for IT Professionals
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Award
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Certificate
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Extended Award
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Extended Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Specialist Diploma
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Certificate
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 National Certificate
  • Course specific

Key Course Information

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84% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 77%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 89%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 93%

£17,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

85% Go on to work and/or study

In work 75
Studying 5
Studying and working 5
Unemployed 10
Unknown 5

20% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 1%

Total Coursework: 90%

Total Practical: 9%

£905 - £905
Typical cost of university accommodation

£1,030 - £1,236
Typical cost of private accommodation