• Entry Standards
    Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the University. These tables use the old UCAS tariff.

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  • Student Satisfaction
    Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    4.14 / 5.00
  • Research Quality
    Research Quality

    A measure of the quality of the research undertaken in the University.

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    2.04 / 4.00
  • Research Intensity
    Research Intensity

    A measure of the proportion of staff involved in high-quality research in the University.

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    0.33 / 1.00
  • Graduate Prospects
    Graduate Prospects

    A guide to the employability of graduates on completion of their courses at the University.

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    79.3 / 100.0
  • Student-Staff Ratio
    Student-Staff Ratio

    The average staffing levels at the University.

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  • Academic Services Spend
    Academic Services Spend

    A guide to how much the University spends on supporting services such as libraries and IT.

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  • Facilities Spend
    Facilities Spend

    A guide to how much the University spends on supporting facilities such as the careers service, health and counselling services and sport facilities.

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  • Good Honours
    Good Honours

    The percentage of graduates achieving a first or upper second class honours degree – the class of degree achieved can impact a graduate’s employment prospects.

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    73.4 / 100.0
  • Degree Completion
    Degree Completion

    The proportion of students expected to successfully complete their studies and gain a degree from the University.

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    86.5 / 100.0

Falmouth is a specialist creative institution, aligning itself closely to the creative industries and striving to offer the latest innovative courses to ensure its graduates get great jobs. Based across 2 campuses, the environment in and around Falmouth University couldn’t be better. The Falmouth Campus meanders through a valley garden and provides the perfect venue for thinking, making and doing, while the Penryn Campus, shared with the University of Exeter, houses a fusion of arts and sciences in modern, professional facilities.

Entry Requirements

  • A typical offer is between 104–120 UCAS points from 2017, in line with the new UCAS tariff system, primarily from Level 3 equivalent qualifications or current, relevant experience. Grade 4 (or C) or above in GCSE English Language, or equivalent, is a minimum language requirement for all applicants.
  • Please refer to the university website for course-specific requirements.
  • Due to the creative nature of the university's courses, applicants will be considered on individual merit and should contact the admissions team they have any queries.
  • The university welcomes applications for direct entry to undergraduate 2nd year and 3rd year via the Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) procedure; please refer to the university website.
  • For the majority of courses, promising applicants will be invited to interview or audition, and may be asked to present a portfolio.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

TEF Gold is awarded to institutions that consistently deliver outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for their students. Find out more about TEF.

Undergraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study:

Course Flexibility

  • Most undergraduate degrees available are single honours; however some have combined first years with other courses or different pathway options.

Student Services and Facilities

  • The Penryn campus features a learning hub and library, IT suites, lecture theatres, study spaces, refectory, bar and sports centre. The Falmouth campus features a library, refectory, seminar rooms, workshops, studios, lecture theatres, IT suites, design centre, art shop and gardens.
  • AMATA (Academy of Music and Theatre Arts) contains 12 high-specification performance and rehearsal studios and 2 large flexible theatres. It also includes 3 dance studios with 700m² Harlequin sprung floors, a recording studio complex, box office, café and exhibition space.
  • The university’s media facilities are constantly updated to real-world standards and provide technical support Facilities include a large TV studio with gallery and green room, Foley suites, TV presentation studio, an HD Blu-ray cinema with surround sound, newsroom, editing suites, radio studio, animation suite, in addition to an equipment store with resources free to loan.
  • Art and design facilities include fully-equipped studios, workshops and design centres. The Institute of Photography has full professional studios, dark rooms, post-production suites, gallery and an equipment hire desk with the latest industry equipment is free to loan.
  • Two libraries house 150,000 books and resources including slides, DVD collections, 3,000 maps, dozens of magazines and newspapers, and a special collections archive. Electronic resources comprise online journals, newspapers, e-books and online databases.
  • There are several open-access IT suites with computer workstations across both campuses, all with Mac and PC equipment. Falmouth students also have access to the latest industry software from CAM to CAD, Adobe CS to Premiere Pro.

Disability Services

  • Student Support Services offers support to all students, including an Accessibility Service, and specialised assistance for students with hearing or mobility impairment, dyslexia and dyspraxia.

Students' Union

  • FXU (Falmouth and Exeter Students’ Union) is a unique union as it jointly represents both Falmouth University students and University of Exeter, Penryn Campus students.
  • The union offers advice, help with welfare and student representation at the universities.
  • There are over 100 societies, sports clubs and recreational activities, as well as many community action opportunities.

Availability of Part-Time Work

  • The university employs students as ambassadors to assist on open days, interview days and at campus tours. Offered a range of training, from first aid to public speaking, many students find the experience a benefit to their CVs.
  • Tourist related work is available at hotels, bars, restaurants, retail, beach lifeguards and guides in tourist venues such as the National Maritime Museum Cornwall, and there are a number of large supermarkets in close proximity to the campuses.

Careers Guidance

  • 97% of Falmouth students are in employment or further study 6 months after graduating (DLHE 2016).
  • Falmouth staff are practicing professionals and all courses have excellent relationships with industry, giving students opportunities to make valuable contacts, hear from inspirational visiting speakers, work on live briefs, go on study trips and set up work placements or internships.
  • CareerHub is an online portal that offers current students and alumni access to free careers advice, support resources and training.
  • Consultants in Career Zone offer support including 1-to-1 careers guidance, CV workshops and mock interviews, as well as a well-stocked library. Whether students choose to go straight into employment or want to start their own business, the university aims to make the transition from student to professional as smooth and effective as possible.
  • The university also runs regular employability events including careers fairs, employer recruitment presentations and industry networking events.

Student Mix

Student population


Level of study

  • Undergraduate 95%
  • Postgraduate 5%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 97%
  • Part Time 3%

Where students come from

  • UK 92%
  • EU 3%
  • Other 6%

Student gender

  • Male 39%
  • Female 61%


  • Falmouth University was originally founded as Falmouth School of Art in 1902. It is one of the few universities offering the full range of creative subjects.

Notable Alumni

  • Tim Shaw – sculptor.
  • Tacita Dean – artist with solo exhibitions worldwide from the Guggenheim to Tate Modern.
  • Hew Locke – internationally renowned artist who has exhibited at Tate Britain, the V&A and MOMA.
  • Angus Walker – journalist.
  • Hugh Pym – journalist.

Further Details

Address Falmouth University
Falmouth Campus
TR11 4RH
UCAS Code F33