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Master of Arts in Photography

University of Plymouth University of Plymouth, UK


Sep 2022, Jan 2023

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GBP 15700

Tuition Fee (GBP)

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12 months


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Program Overview

Our MA Photography programme engages with contemporary practices in image-making, writing and curating through eco-critical and post-human perspectives.
This outward-facing programme prepares you for professional opportunities in the fields of exhibition, curation and publication. Intensive periods of studio-based workshops, symposia, lectures, online tutorials, and visits to studios, galleries and research centres provide the basis of the learning experience.

Key Features

  • A contemporary and transdisciplinary programme of study that engages with contemporary practices in image-making, curating and writing through eco-critical and posthumanist perspectives and prepares postgraduates for the rigours and challenges of a career in a dynamic, fluid and complex world.
  • Rigorous training in innovative art methodologies, such as Diffractive and Affective, which encourage experimentation, openness, originality and risk-taking, and encourages new conceptual and theoretical articulations that respond to our complex social and cultural world.
  • A learning and teaching ethos that has evolved from student-centred and student-led initiatives to promote participation, creation and imagination in discovering solutions to real-world challenges. Intensive periods of studio-based workshops, symposia, lectures, online tutorials, fieldtrips and visits to studios, galleries and research centres provide the basis of the vital and varied learning experience.
  • Engagement with theoretical perspectives on photography, both contemporary and historical, and their integration with practice, with particular focus on environment and ecology and identity and global mobility.
  • A supportive student experience that combines practical competences from workshops and online support, entrepreneurship from seminars and visiting speakers, with creative exploration from project-based individual and collaborative modes of practice.
  • The University Smart Hub, an online for booking system for inductions as well as equipment, studio space, darkrooms, print facilities and the Charles Seale-Hayne Library, providing access to physical and electronic resources, actively support the teaching, learning and research of the university.
  • An outward-facing programme that connects with other international centres of photography and extensive networks of individuals and organisations around Europe and globally to provide professional opportunities in the fields of exhibition, curation, teaching and publication.
  • A vibrant research culture that flourishes across the arts and other disciplines, with photography programmes ranging from undergraduate to postgraduate with masters level and doctoral research, and opportunities to work in a transdisciplinary way across the wider University

Additional Information

Program Level Master's Degree

Application Processing Days 30

Program Intensity Full-Time

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General Admission Requirement

    Academic Requirement

    • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted for this program, students must have a Bachelor's Degree.

    6.5 IELTS Score With no band less than 5.5
    90 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
    59 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
    60% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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    Tuition Fee

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    Average Tuition Fee Per Year


    Tuition Fee


    Application Fee

    12000 Per year

    Average Cost of Living

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    Frequently Asked Questions

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    Student Visa

    When Should I Apply?

    4 to 6 months

    Bank Account?

    No Need

    Duration of visa

    Course Duration + 3 Months

    Time to Wait for Visa

    35 Days



    How can you apply

    Cost and Expenses


    Visa Fee

    Minimum Funds

    833 CAD, 917 CAD

    Other Expenses

    Medical Fee and more

    Examination and Skills

    Medical Examination


    Language Skills


    Work Permit

    Students who wish to work in Canada require a work permit to do so. A student in Canada can work part-time during the course of his studies and full-time during holidays and semester breaks and post the completion of their course/program.

    Work Permit

    Till valid study visa

    Working Hours

    20 hours/week

    Documents Required

    Study Permit

    Social Insurance Number

    Study Permit

    Post Graduate Work Permit

    The Post- Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) allows you to work for three years in Canada if you have completed a two years degree or more.

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    Documents Required

    List of Documents

    When to Apply

    First 3 months

    How long does it take?

    90 Days


    3 Years


    CAD 255


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