Apply for a Postgraduate Course

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Start your postgraduate journey with us today

Looking to apply for a master's, MPhil or PhD degree at Falmouth University? Here's all the information you need to take your next step towards postgraduate study.

Applying as an international student?

To find out more about applying for postgraduate study as an international student and to start your application process head to our international application page.

Apply as an international student

Apply for master's courses

Applying for our master's courses is simple. Search for the course you're interested in and click 'Apply' to go to our Online Application Portal. For an overview of the whole application journey, see below. 

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Your master's application journey

You can submit an application for all postgraduate courses at any time and it's easy to do on our Online Application Portal.

Places are allocated as applications are received, so we recommend applying as early as possible. Submitting your application early will also increase your chances of qualifying for any bursaries or scholarships on offer. Follow the steps below to help your application run smoothly.

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 APEL/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 master's personal statement, head to our master's personal statement guide. 

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 your dedicated Applicant Support Officer, who will support you as the application for your chosen course progresses.

Talk to us

To find out more about our courses, how you'll learn or what funding is available, get in touch with our Course Advisors. You can contact us in the following ways:


T: +44(0) 1326 254350

Online form

Apply for MPhil and PhD degrees

We welcome applications for PhD or MPhil degrees that align with one or more of our research programmes.

Apply for a research degree
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Helpful information

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Postgraduate Funding

Find out all about your options for postgraduate funding for UK students.

Postgraduate Funding
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Applying with an Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)

Depending on the course you want to study, you can apply with an Accreditation of Prior Learning (AP...

Applying with an Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)
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Graduate Loyalty Discount

Falmouth alumni can apply for a 20% reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate courses.

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Postgraduate Accommodation

If you're studying an on-campus master's programme you'll have a range of university accommodation o...

Postgraduate Accommodation
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Postgraduate Support

Thrive during your time studying at postgraduate level with all the support you need.

Postgraduate Support
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Postgraduate Community

A like-minded community equipped to impact the creative industries. Explore our postgraduate communi...

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Postgraduate Tuition Fees

Tuition fees and payment information for our postgraduate courses.

Postgraduate Tuition Fees