"Having completed my BA in Media and Sociology, I was keen to explore the relationship between photographic practices and urban theory and applied for the MA programme in Photography and Urban Cultures. I already knew that the Sociology department at Goldsmiths is very interdisciplinary and incredibly supportive of its students from my time as an undergraduate there.
The MA in Photography and Urban Cultures at Goldsmiths provides a unique platform where students are encouraged to combine practice and theory. I got the opportunity to try new things in my practice and to learn how to reflect and better understand my own photographic projects using urban theory. It was the freedom to be creative and the support from my tutors which made studying for this MA programme such an incredible experience. Moreover, I enjoyed the great variety in the subject matters which are presented in lectures, seminars and workshops. I even got the opportunity to present one of my photographic projects from the MA at the annual conference for Anthropology and Photography at the British Museum. The feedback sessions, which are a big part of the programme, helped me in gaining confidence presenting my work to a group of people and answering potential questions.
The MA programme Photography and Urban Cultures is wonderful because it brings together people from various academic backgrounds and hence provides a space for exchange, not only academic but also cultural. The mix of theory and practice, the creative freedom, the support from tutors and the great variety of students on this course made it a truly amazing experience."