University for the Creative Arts

University for the Creative Arts


This programme approaches photography as an expanded visual discipline; students are encouraged to produce professional work as well as engage with experimental and speculative approaches to making; the facilities and course ethos help students to develop flexible modes of practice that respond to the diverse and varied field of contemporary photography; the course addresses the creative process of developing and realising a major body of work, paying attention to research, exhibition and publication.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) or equivalent qualification in a chosen subject or a related discipline, and/or relevant work experience, demonstrating the ability to study at postgraduate level. Applicants may be invited to interview and to present a portfolio of work. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum 5.5 in each component) or equivalent.

Course modules

Stage 1: context and method; exploratory practice. Stage 2: project development. Stage 3: final project.

Assessment methods

Students are assessed throughout the course on their practical work, written essays and presentations. The final project is submitted as a portfolio (or equivalent) and exhibition, supplemented by a critical paper describing the work trajectory throughout the course. Students also submit a publication folder that demonstrates creative strategies for the dissemination of their project.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 6,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 12,300 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 3,250 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Rochester Campus Rochester ME1 1DZ South East
Farnham Campus Farnham GU9 7DS South East

Key information

Telephone number: 
01252 892883