Plymouth University

Plymouth University

Photographic Arts

The programme offers students the opportunity to continue their postgraduate practice. Students develop critically reflective practice and broad theoretical understanding of photography, then plan and negotiate an extension of their project. The professional perspective of this programme nurtures student's awareness and outlook towards making, producing, publishing and exhibiting photographic work in a public context.

Entry requirements

Applicants normally need a 2.1 degree or above in photography or a relevant subject. Appropriate professional experience or prior experiential learning will also be assessed on an individual basis. If applicants have an Honours degree in other disciplines, they are welcome to apply with proposals that demonstrate an innovative approach to the use of their practice, in a critical context, within the field of their own specialism in relation to photography. Applicants are required to attend an interview, bringing a portfolio of work. This could cover evidence from a broad range of experience, including photographic projects, curatorial projects, or a collection of examples of the practice of writing. Applicants also need to write a 500-1,000 word MA project proposal to accompany their application form. Overseas applicants will be required to attend an interview with a portfolio (a Skype interview and electronic portfolio are possible). Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules include: photography (practice and research methods); photography (histories and criticism); experiment and practice; photography (interdisciplinary practices); the MA project; MFA project extension; photography (practice and research methods).


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MFA Part-time £ 314 per Credit module (home fees) 2 years
MFA Part-time £ 750 per Credit module (overseas fees) 2 years
MFA Part-time £ 314 per Credit module (EU fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Plymouth Site Plymouth PL4 8AA South West

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions
Telephone number: 
01752 585858