Edinburgh Napier University


Merchiston Campus


The MA in Photography is designed to help you explore a full range of artistic and commercial photographic practices alongside current global critical and theoretical debates.

The programme recognises the possibilities of new and converging lens-based media and offers the broadest practical base in which to develop your skills; from traditional analogue black and white wet processes to advanced digital image capture and computer assisted post-production control.

The course provides a contemporary understanding of the vast possibilities that are now available to the professional photographer, and offers considerable scope to tailor elements of the programme to your interests and the needs of your project(s), which will form a central context your learning.

This programme is offered in full-time (one-year MA/ two-year MFA) and part-time (two-year MA/ four-year MFA) study modes.

Entry Requirements

A 2:2 Honours degree in an art and design or related subject such as (architecture, creative computing and engineering design). Entry is subject to interview and portfolio of creative work.

Start Date



Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Part time (day)

Course Length

2 years


Design and Photography

SCQF Level


Career Area


Career Sectors

Aeronautical Engineering

Chemical and Materials Engineering

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Engineering General

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (including Fabrication and Welding)

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Offshore and Energy