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Falmouth University

4.3 out of 5 (27 ratings / 25 reviews) Falmouth, England, United Kingdom
Falmouth University is a specialist creative multi-arts institution for rethinking convention and outthinking challenges. At a time when conventional thinking doesn't work any more, it's a potent formula.



Falmouth University is a multi-arts university based in Falmouth and Penryn, Cornwall, England. Founded in 1902, it had previously been the Falmouth School of Art, Falmouth College of Art and Design and then Falmouth College of Arts until it received taught degree-awarding powers (and the right to use the title "University College") in March 2005.


Falmouth University is renowned worldwide for art, design, media, performance and writing. Built on over 100 years of experience, our commitment to international students is well established and as a result, our student community is rich and diverse. Attracting the best international students from around the world is a key element of our internationalisation strategy and Falmouth offers a range of scholarships to students classified as 'overseas' for tuition fee purposes.


Research at Falmouth is organised in three strategic research themes, namely:

  • Digital Economy/Digital Games
  • Smart Design
  • Creative Connected Communities.

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Student services

At the heart of creativity in the UK and the world, Falmouth University has a very special atmosphere that propagates originality and stimulates challenging creativity. With us you'll advance the boundaries of your craftsmanship and creative expression. You'll explore the convergence between technology and the arts. You'll develop your own creative identity and increase the value of it. You'll constantly push the limits of just how good you can be. But you'll never be on your own. It may not always be comfortable, but it will be courageous, diverse, exciting, experimental, progressive, relevant and transforming.

Housing services

Falmouth University offers a variety of affordable University owned and managed accommodation in Penryn, Falmouth, and Truro.

Library services

Offering extensive collections, the two libraries provide a wealth of digital resources, magazines, specialist material and journals. You'll find 30,000+ titles on DVD, Blu-Ray or to stream; image banks; news archives; business and creative databases; e-books and e-journals, all freely available.

ICT services

  • Open-access IT suites on both campuses
  • Specialist IT and IT training suites with a range of software to meet generic and subject-specific needs
  • A central service desk with extended opening hours for IT support
  • Laptop loan and laptop clinic service
  • A range of IT training courses to complement training at course level

Student Life

Campus life

Subtropical gardens and light-flooded studios make Falmouth Campus a haven for creative practice. With a lively creative community, impressive facilities and a library packed with resources, it’s the perfect space to share and develop your skills.

Falmouth Campus is a ten-minute walk from Falmouth Town station, five minutes by train from Penryn and 20 minutes by train from Truro (every half hour Monday - Friday.) There are eight buses an hour to Penryn at peak times.

Student Reviews

About to start studying my dream degree!
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

My studies will begin later this year in September 2021, but so far the faculty have been very helpful and encouraging in their communication

Interesting remark
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

At first I was a little bit hesitant to study online, but I knew it was the right decision to make. The overall experience is amazing, exiting and well structured.

I would like the University to help me shine not the University that takes a smart one in to escalate the University to the higher rank
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Helpful professors and staff. The contents of study are interesting and up-to-date. There are not only theory classes but also many practice classes.

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