University for the Creative Arts

University for the Creative Arts


A distinctive feature of this photography course is the development of a high level of professional and research-based knowledge on the subject of photography, which gives students a unique perspective, enabling them to be successful in the internationally-expanding field of photography.

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 asked 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

Year 1, Stage 1: critical contexts; exploratory practice (photography). Year 1, stage 2: Reflection and development: research into professional practice; practice as research; optional: overseas exchange. Year 2, stage 3: advanced practice (photography); optional: overseas exchange. Year 2, stage 4: final project (photography).

Assessment methods

Various methods of assessment are used including critiques, individual or group presentations, written essays, reports, dissertations and practice-based assessment.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MFA Full-time £ 4,000 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MFA Full-time £ 8,200 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Farnham Campus Farnham GU9 7DS South East

Key information

UK or EU students
Telephone number: 
01252 892883