How to Apply

For our undergraduate courses, you'll need to apply through ucas.

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What courses do you offer?

What are your entry requirements?

As we're a creative university, we'll assess you on your own individual merit and potential to succeed on your chosen course of study with us. While we have minimum entry requirements, we appreciate that not all applicants come to us with standard qualifications and we consider a wide range of equivalent level qualifications from around the world, professional experience or self-directed learning instead.

We are most interested in applicants who can demonstrate their skills, their enthusiasm and commitment to their subject. If you think you can do this, we encourage you to apply.

Standard entry requirements

Our standard minimum entry requirements vary according to the level of study you apply for and these are outlined on each course page

We work within the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ)

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you’ll need to provide evidence that you have English language skills that are of an equivalent standard in reading, writing, listening and speaking. For more information, visit the English language requirements page

International qualifications

For accepted qualifications, visit the international qualifications page

Recognising Talent Scheme

Our Recognising Talent Scheme has been created to identify students that have the potential to be original and courageous thinkers, who are passionate about their area of interest and will feed the future of the Creative Industries. We will take into consideration the views of their current teachers as well as an interview or audition.

It provides them with an unconditional offer to start their creative career at Falmouth, if they make Falmouth their firm choice. We will incentivise continued outstanding performance in their current studies through the Creative Talent Awards.

We believe these outstanding applicants will make a significant contribution to creative innovation and entrepreneurship at the University and will gain immensely from their time with us. We hope that the unconditional offer will demonstrate to these students our confidence that they have the necessary qualities to excel at Falmouth. We also hope that the unconditional offer will alleviate some of the pressure students feel at this time and will enable them to focus on achieving the excellent grades that will become part of their curriculum vitae.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of the scheme?
Applicants who are eligible for our Recognising Talent Scheme who place Falmouth as their firm choice will have their offer changed to unconditional. These applicants will receive:

  • The guarantee of a place at Falmouth University
  • Access to £1,000 funding through the Creative Talent Awards
  • Guaranteed University owned or managed accommodation

How exactly does the scheme work?
You need to apply to Falmouth and attend an interview or audition in person or online. If you are selected for the scheme, after interview, we will send you a letter informing you of this. The letter will explain that if you choose Falmouth as your firm choice via UCAS Track, we will respond to this commitment by making your offer unconditional.

Why do you interview all candidates?
We take time to meet all candidates in-person or online because we believe you can’t identify talent and potential by considering predicted grades and personal statements in isolation, every applicant is different and has a unique creative or entrepreneurial background. We want to find out all about your skills, abilities, interests and what makes you passionate for the course. This is also a great opportunity for you to meet the course teams and find out more about the course and our facilities. 

Will I need to visit Falmouth for my Interview or audition?
We encourage all applicants to visit us to see our campuses, facilities and get a feel for Falmouth. However, if this is not possible we also offer interviews online or by phone.

How do I apply for the £1,000 Creative Talent Award?
You will automatically be entered for an award; full details can be found here

How do you select which applicants receive an unconditional offer?
We choose applicants based upon their achieved and predicated academic success and also consider their interview or audition and personal statement and references. The criteria for receiving an unconditional offer will vary across the University, as different criteria are set for different courses.

Why are the offers only available to applicants who put Falmouth as their firm choice?
Our recognising talent scheme has been created to encourage those students with the very best potential to join us at Falmouth. We believe these applicants to be capable of achieving good grades and that they will continue to do their very best in their studies, this warrants an unconditional offer. In return we feel it’s important you demonstrate your commitment by selecting Falmouth as your firm choice via UCAS.

Which qualifications will you consider?
In addition to A-Levels we will consider a number of qualifications under the scheme, including BTECs, International Baccalaureates and combinations of qualifications. We are unable to make an offer under this scheme to those who need to achieve English language proficiency; though these applicants will still, of course, be considered for a conditional offer.

Can I be considered if I am an overseas applicant?
Unfortunately, we cannot consider applicants who are eligible for International fees for this scheme, however these applications will of course be considered for a conditional offer and are also eligible to apply for our scholarships, details of which can be found

Which courses are included in the scheme?
All undergraduate courses run on-campus at Falmouth University are part of the scheme

What happens if I don’t achieve my predicted grades
We will still accept you. An unconditional offer demonstrates your academic achievements, future potential, talent and passion for your chosen subject area and your career in the creative industries. We, therefore, expect that you’ll continue to work hard to achieve your predicted grades and those unconditional offer holders who achieve the very best grades or demonstrate exceptional potential through their interview or audition will have the opportunity to receive a Creative Talent Award.

Can I defer my unconditional offer to 2020 entry?
No, the unconditional offer is only available to those who will take up their place in 2019

When can I apply?

UCAS deadlines

The official UCAS deadline is 15 January for all our undergraduate courses.

Late applications

We will consider late applications as long as there are places left on the course when we process your application. In the case of popular and competitive courses, we will prioritise on-time applications and we may decide we cannot consider any late applications once we have made decisions on our on-time applications. If we are not accepting late applications on a particular course, we will make this clear on the relevant Falmouth course web page and the UCAS.


If we have any late vacancies for UCAS courses, we will advertise them using UCAS Extra or Clearing

If you're not sure if we're still accepting applications, we encourage you to check with us before you apply. For more information about the UCAS application process, please visit their Apply and Track page

Can I defer entry?

Deferral means you wish to apply for a place, or hold a place open on a course, for the following academic year.

If you would like to take a year out before starting an undergraduate degree at Falmouth, we encourage you to apply for deferred entry through UCAS by the 15 January deadline. UCAS allows you to select the forthcoming academic year, or the one following it, in your online application. You'll go through the normal application process in the current year and if you are made an offer and you accept it, we will hold it for you for the following year. This way, you can plan your year out and we can plan our available places.

We don't normally grant deferrals after you've been made an offer, unless you have serious and unforeseen personal circumstances that would prevent you from studying that year. If you want to request a deferral after we have made you an offer, you'll need to put your request in writing. We may suggest that you re-apply when you are ready to study.

We don't normally consider deferred applications for postgraduate taught courses. Instead, we would encourage you to re-apply when you are ready to study.

What happens next?

We aim to reach a decision within five working days. Read our full guidance on the application process