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Falmouth University

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Quick facts:

  • One of the best British universities for artistic studies
  • Ranked 6th in the UK for student satisfaction
  • A beautiful location and an eco-friendly campus

Falmouth University is a unique and diverse institution, from its beautiful coastal setting in Cornwall to its wide variety of course choices that bring out the creativity in its students. The Faculty of Arts is ranked in the Top 20 best Arts Schools in the country however, Falmouth also offers Business, Communication, Journalism and Media Studies amongst many more. Falmouth University’s modern campus is coupled with its professional teaching and innovative approach to studies.



A Tour Of Our Campuses

Tom and Cassie guide you around our Penryn and Falmouth campuses for a look at our world class facilities.

Studying at Falmouth University

There are a large variety of courses to study at Foundation, Bachelor or Postgraduate level, and most are single honours (with some option to combine with other subjects in the first year). These courses range from 2 year accelerated business degrees to 3-year full time degrees. Yearly tuition fees at Falmouth University cost £9,250.


Creative courses at Falmouth

Falmouth’s Faculty of Arts is well-known and has welcomed students for over a century. Mainly located on the Falmouth campus in a subtropical garden, the studios and workshops provide an excellent study environment for thinking, creating and experimenting. With an emphasis on networking, the Art classes at Falmouth give students the opportunity to show their masterpieces in exhibitions both in New York and London.

The Faculty of Film and Television is also one of the best in the UK, with world-class facilities, it stands out due to the high employability rate of its students. The faculty is a member of CILECT (the Global Association of the world’s best Film, Television and Animation Schools), adding to the international character of the establishment. These courses will challenge students to fuse creative thinking with the latest technology.

With 10 unique departments at Falmouth University, whether you’re an artist, an actor, a game designer or an entrepreneur, there is something for every creative student. The University encourages its students to have a free and creative mind, even if it means mixing different subjects. Usually associated with Art and Media, Falmouth University is ranked 15th in the UK for its unique take on business studies, where you don’t just learn the theory behind business, you also immediately apply it to your own company. This creative thinking helps you stand-out from competition in the real world.

The establishment is relatively small which allows for small class sizes and personalised aid for each individual student. Students are surrounded by a family environment where the focus of all degrees is on professional integration post-graduation.


The Falmouth campus

Located in Cornwall in the South West of England, there is plenty to do around University, from visiting the area’s beautiful beaches and many areas of natural beauty, to attending the numerous art exhibitions, live music and comedy and festivals that take place.

The Penryn campus features a learning hub and library, IT suites, lecture theatres, dining rooms, study spaces, a bar and a sports centre. The Falmouth campus features a library, dining rooms, seminar rooms, workshops, studios, lecture theatres, IT suites, a design centre, an art shop and gardens.

Falmouth University offers 9 different locations for student accommodation. This includes off-campus accommodation in Falmouth town, ideal if you wish to be immersed with the locals, near the beaches – this is usually the main choice for 2nd year students. Falmouth town is within a short walking distance from the campuses and good transport links are provided. If you prefer the student lifestyle, you might want to be on campus with easy access to all the University’s facilities. 


Apply to Falmouth University

Applications and admissions to Falmouth University are made through UCAS. Study Experience is specialised in supporting and helping international students through the UCAS application process.

The deadline for applications is usually on January 15th each year for entry in September. Complete applications must include; a CV, a translated Baccalaureate transcript, IELTS results, and a personal statement. The Study Experience team assists students in the writing of their personal statement and directs them towards the most relevant IELTS preparation program according to their level and needs. In terms of English language requirements, Falmouth University requires a minimum of 6.0 on the IELTS exam for all undergraduate programs and 6.5 for postgraduate programs.

For more information on the application process, or the university in general, contact a member of the Study Experience team. 

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