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Supported by academics who are industry-leading experts in photography, you’ll build upon your analytical skills and critical self-awareness to be able to contextualise your photographic practice in a range of formats and for a range of audiences.

As an online Photography (Hons) (Top Up) student at Falmouth University, you’ll gain an internationally-recognised BA in photography with one of the world’s leading creative universities without having to commit to on-campus studies.

What topics will you cover?

Some of the topics you’ll cover during your online BA(Hons) Photography (Top Up) are:

  • Concepts and Themes in Contemporary Photography – Explore contemporary photography and identify the subject you want to focus on in your practice.
  • Development Portfolio – Deepen and broaden your understanding of your preferred subject, enabling you to develop a high-level creative and critical practice.
  • Final Portfolio – Reflect your technical skills, creativity and individuality with a professional portfolio that will equip you in pursuing your career goals after the completion of your studies.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Welcome week 14 September 

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description

      As an online student, you also have the freedom to take classes in a synchronous or an asynchronous manner. This means you can choose to participate in our live lectures and discussions, or watch them back later and work to your own schedule.

  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

  • In the first module, you will be introduced to key themes and concepts in contemporary photography. You will be encouraged to experiment with a range of practical and creative approaches, and produce a small independent project to be assessed at the end of the module.
  • In the second module you will learn about the range of professional contexts for contemporary photography. Alongside this, you will draw upon practical work produced during the first module, and develop an independent practical project that is both critically informed and aligned with relevant professional context(s).
  • In the final module, you will either further extend the practical project you began in the previous module, or work on a single, new body of work. By the end of the module you will have produced an extensive photographic project, ideally of a publishable standard.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • 240 HE credits in a related subject for example, from the first 2 years of a degree, a completed Foundation Degree or HND.
  • Proof of proficiency in English (minimum overall score of IELTS 6.0 with at least 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening or TOEFL IBT (Internet Based Test) with a minimum of 88 overall and at least 21 in all 4 components).
  • Applicants who are requested to make an APEL application will be required to complete an additional practical task to accompany their application.
  • All applications are considered on an individual basis, and may or may not include an interview.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6696 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6700 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6696 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6700 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Photography (Hons) (Top Up)
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