Photojournalism (P5036)

15 credits, Level 4

Autumn teaching

This module introduces you to the skills, theory and ethics of photojournalism in the digital age. You will study the history of photojournalism and its differences from other forms of photography. You will learn how to handle a DSLR camera as well how to appreciate news photos critically. The emphasis is on photographic content, and you will produce photos from a variety of areas within photojournalism including news events, features and portraits. You will also examine the impact of the changing role of technologies, such as social media, the mobile phone, and Photoshop on photojournalism practice.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 33 hours of contact time and about 117 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, there may be changes to this module in response to COVID-19, or due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

It may not be possible to take some module combinations due to timetabling constraints. The structure of some courses means that the modules you choose first may determine whether later modules are core or optional.


This module is offered on the following courses: