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Course summary

Top 5 UK university for Film Production & Photography (5th of 67) - The Guardian Guide 2019 This course is industry facing and provides the professional, technical, contextual and creative skills necessary for a career as a photographer. You'll be encouraged to think critically and creatively, developing your skills so that you are able to convey your ideas through your practice. As you progress you'll increasingly define your own area of study. By identifying and working to your strengths, you'll develop an individual creative practice so that by graduation you'll be capable of a high standard of creative output. Edinburgh Napier is extremely well resourced and we teach to a high technical standard. This is a means to an end in facilitating the translation of ideas through the art and craft of photography. The course has recently moved to a newly-built specialist photography facility, which includes five fully-equipped photography studios, a black and white darkroom, dry to dry colour film processor, high-end professional digital scanners and printers, portable photography lighting and a large range of analogue and digital cameras and camera equipment. Please visit our website for full course and module details.

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.

If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Standard Qualification Requirements

Minimum Year 1 Entry Requirements HNC - Pass in a related subject with B in the graded unit. Minimum Year 2 Entry Requirements HND - Pass HND in a related subject with Grade B in the graded unit. Minimum Year 3 Entry Requirements Successsful completion of 2 years of study on a comparable programme. Places are limited. * Literary subjects accepted are: Modern Studies, History, Psychology, Sociology, RMPS, Theology, Media Studies, Philosophy, Politics, Geography, Latin and Classics.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Additional entry requirements



Portfolio and interview also required for all years of entry. All applicants are required to submit a portfolio and admission and point of entry depends on the quality of the portfolio, and the results of an interview. After applying applicants will be provided with a set of portfolio guidelines and given a date by which to submit their portfolio. Applications from mature students are welcomed and, where appropriate, the minimum entry requirements can be replaced by the recognition of prior learning and experience, such as knowledge and skills gained outside of formal learning situations.

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6IELTS 6.0 overall with no component below 5.5.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Scotland £1820 Year 1
EU £17580 Year 1
International £17580 Year 1

Additional fee information

For Tuition Fee information please visit the specific course page on our website -
Photography at Edinburgh Napier University - UCAS