Apply for an Online Degree

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Find out the best way for you to apply for our online degrees

Discover how to apply for our online undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. You have the option to apply via UCAS or directly with us, depending on the course you choose and your education and experience. See below to find out the best way for you to apply for your chosen online degree. 

Applying direct

You can apply for our part-time undergraduate degrees, as well as our online postgraduate degrees, directly with us. 

You can also apply for our full-time undergraduate degrees directly and this is the best option if you don’t have the UCAS points, have been out of education for a longer period of time, or have a non-standard educational background. Find out more on our Applying with Prior Learning Experience page.

Direct application journey 

Check you meet the entry requirements for your chosen course. You'll find the entry requirements on the course page.

Applying with an Accreditation of Prior Learning

Depending on the course you want to study, you can apply with an Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) if you do not meet the standard entry requirements.

This is particularly useful for those who may have been away from education for a longer period of time, or have a non-standard educational background.

Read about APL

US embargo and studying online at Falmouth

Falmouth University will adhere to the UK sanctions regime as published by the UK Government, and due to its contracts with international partners based in the US, it will comply with the US Sanctions regime as necessary. This may impact your ability to study Online with the University if you are domiciled in a country affected by US embargo.

You'll need to write a personal statement to accompany your application. This is your opportunity to tell us about yourself and what you'll bring to the course. 

For information about how to write a personal statement, head to our personal statement guide for undergraduate applications, and our master's personal statement guide for postgraduate applications. 

You'll need to get the following documents together for your application:

  • A scanned copy of proof of identification (such as a passport)
  • Scanned copies of transcripts and previous qualifications


Prepare your portfolio or writing sample (applicable to certain courses only). 

You'll find out what your course may require on the course page.

Select two references to support your application. You'll need one academic reference and one professional.

Now you're all ready, submit your application by heading to your chosen course page and selecting 'Apply'.

Chat to one of our Course Advisors, who will support you as the application for your chosen course progresses.

Apply via UCAS

Apply via UCAS

You can apply for our full-time online undergraduate degrees via UCAS. This is the best option if you already have qualifications that have given you UCAS points or you are working towards them. You can find out all the information you need and the application journey on our Undergraduate Apply page.       

Go to our undergraduate apply page
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Key dates

Undergraduate application dates

Application deadline Academic start date
2 September 2024 16 September 2024

Postgraduate application dates

Academic start date* Application deadline Early Bird Discount deadline
22 January 2024 10 January 2024 27 November 2023
27 May 2024 6 May 2024 1 April 2024
23 September 2024 2 September 2024 5 August 2024

*Virtual Welcome Week begins the week before the academic start date. During this time, our Student Advisor team will host Welcome Webinars and be in touch with practical information on how to study online.

Helpful information

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Get in touch

Do you have a question about applying? Fill in our simple online form and we'll get in touch with you to talk you through your application options.

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