Clearing: Online Degrees

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There's still time to apply for this year

Explore our online courses available through Clearing and contact our friendly Course Advisors via phone or our online form to be taken through your application options.

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BA(Hons) Visual Communication (Online)

Visual Communication BA(Hons) (Online)

Get ahead in the vibrant, ever-evolving field of visual communications with this exciting online cou...

Visual Communication BA(Hons) (Online)
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Rachel Strickson

Photography BA(Hons) (Online)

With a distinct focus on global digital communication, this online photography degree will equip you...

Photography BA(Hons) (Online)
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BSc Business and Marketing

Business & Marketing BSc(Hons) (Online)

Become a skilled, confident, ethical and future-ready business and marketing professional with this ...

Business & Marketing BSc(Hons) (Online)
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Creative Writing Online_2022

Creative Writing BA(Hons) (Online)

Whether you dream of penning novels, writing for games, creating compelling digital campaigns or wri...

Creative Writing BA(Hons) (Online)
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Interior design Online - 2023

Interior Design BA(Hons) (Online)

Test the bounds of what's possible to achieve in interior spaces and develop the entrepreneurial kno...

Interior Design BA(Hons) (Online)
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Illustration Online - 2023

Illustration BA(Hons) (Online)

Gain the professional practice and entrepreneurial skills needed to turn your talent into a successf...

Illustration BA(Hons) (Online)

Study an undergraduate degree your way

There's more than one way to study for a degree. Here at Falmouth you can get the same level of teaching excellence and industry experience as our on-campus community, all while enjoying the flexibility of online study.

Is online study for me?

Study around your life

Studying an online degree can allow students to change career while maintaining their income. Alternatively, you may have commitments that can't be put on hold while you study a full-time degree but could work around a part-time degree online. 

Save on commuting and accommodation

Online students don't need to worry about the costs of commuting or on-campus accommodation. Lectures, seminars and assessments can all be done at a distance. Better than that, many can be tailored to fit around the time you have available to study. 

Get the same standard of teaching 

Our online degrees are validated and awarded exactly as those taught on campus, so you will receive the same high standards of teaching and industry connections as our on-campus community whilst enjoying the flexibility that online learning offers.

 

"I applied through Clearing, and as I was unfamiliar with the process, it seemed quite confusing and difficult. However, my experience improved significantly when I contacted the university. Their guidance and the comprehensive information provided made the Clearing process much smoother and more manageable for me."  

- Anita, Visual Communication BA(Hons) (Online) student 

Frequently asked questions

The design of our online undergraduate degrees at Falmouth means you can access your course content anytime, anywhere, and you can choose to study part-time, making it possible for you to study while working

We generally recommend 27 - 33 hours of study per week for our part-time degree, or 40 - 50 for the full-time programme, depending on your individual learning style and ability. The important thing to remember is that you can complete these hours at a time that suits you; all lectures are recorded and can be replayed at any time, so can fit around working commitments. 

Our online undergraduate degrees are accelerated degrees.

An accelerated degree condenses the modules of a traditional undergraduate degree into two years if you study full-time, or three years if you study part-time. That means you'll be working across three study blocks per year, with shorter breaks between each study block rather than a traditional long break over summer. 

Accelerated degrees are a great way to fast-track your studies, progress faster and be ready to join the workplace sooner, while usually saving money on tuition fees and living costs.

Falmouth’s online degrees have all been designed from the outset to be taught online. Advanced learning research underpins their design, and they're delivered through a bespoke virtual learning environment, known as Learn - a platform which has been crafted specifically for online tuition.

Course materials are released via the virtual learning environment at the end of each week, allowing time to plan your studies for the week ahead. Teaching takes place through lectures from practicing professionals. Lectures are pre-recorded and re-watchable, so you won't have to worry about attending them live – it's like ‘learning on-demand’ to suit your schedule.  

You'll also have the opportunity to attend weekly webinars where you can connect with what's being taught, ask questions and collaborate. Webinars are recorded so you can engage with conversations even if you can't attend at the time they are scheduled

Wellbeing, accessibility and employability are just some of the ways Falmouth students are supported throughout their time with us, and online students benefit from the same levels of support as on-campus students.  

Our Accessibility and Inclusive Learning team support and advise students with disabilities, health conditions and Specific Learning Differences (such as dyslexia, dyspraxia or ADHD).  You can access their support as soon as you have accepted your place, and can find their contact details and more information on the Accessibility and Inclusion study hub.

While you're studying, your Tutor will offer regular feedback on your work and be your first point of contact for any academic queries. You'll also have continual access to technical support, and a Student Advisor who'll be there to answer any general questions you have, help you to access academic and wellbeing support services (like our employability service) and guide you through your student journey. 

Falmouth’s online degrees are validated and awarded in exactly the same way as those taught on campus, and online students graduate in the same in-person ceremonies as on-campus students. Your degree certificate will not say “online”. 

The difference with our online degrees is that they are designed from the outset to be taught online, by an award-winning team of Learning Designers. Advanced research underpins their design, and they're delivered through a bespoke virtual learning environment, known as Learn - a platform which has been crafted specifically for online tuition.

Stories from our online community

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Olivia Aspinall

Do Not Go Gentle: Meet Sustainability Consultant and tutor, Olivia Aspinall

21 June 2024

Olivia Aspinall is a sustainably- minded creative with many strings to her bow. Her sustainability c...

Do Not Go Gentle: Meet Sustainability Consultant and tutor, Olivia Aspinall
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Credit: Anita Majid

Why I chose to study Visual Communication online

17 June 2024

I'm Anita, a 24 year-old Iranian woman currently in my third year of study on Falmouth's online BA i...

Why I chose to study Visual Communication online
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Ivana Cicchelli

Image courtesy of Ivana Cicchelli, 2020

The story of a journey: from creating products to creating interiors

28 May 2024

My name is Ivana Cicchelli, and I am a Creative Director. So, why did I choose to dive into studying...

The story of a journey: from creating products to creating interiors
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Writer and theatre practitioner Nicola Coplin on the power of creative writing

15 May 2024

Nicola Coplin has written, performed and campaigned on environmental issues for over twenty years. S...

Writer and theatre practitioner Nicola Coplin on the power of creative writing
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Helene

Creative Writing online student wins award at Teignmouth Poetry Festival

15 May 2024

Helene Du Mauri, a student on Falmouth’s online BA in Creative Writing, has recently won the 2024 ...

Creative Writing online student wins award at Teignmouth Poetry Festival
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Studio Haluhalo

Introducing Studio Haluhalo: an inclusive studio from Visual Communication students Pita Santos and JJ Whippey

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Two students on Falmouth’s online Visual Communication BA course have cofounded a studio in Manche...

Introducing Studio Haluhalo: an inclusive studio from Visual Communication students Pita Santos and JJ Whippey
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Falmouth grads meet on set of Netflix’s The Devil’s Star

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Two Film BA graduates - who didn’t know each other during their studies - have started working tog...

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Charlie Clarke

From Sustainable Product Design student to inspiring sustainability leader

22 July 2024

Charlie Clarke is a rising star in the world of sustainability. Since graduating from Falmouth’s S...

From Sustainable Product Design student to inspiring sustainability leader
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Works of artist Tom Cross go on display in Penryn Campus

19 July 2024

Several art works by Tom Cross, former head of Falmouth School of Art, have gone on display at Falmo...

Works of artist Tom Cross go on display in Penryn Campus
Creative Circle Awards 2024
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Creative Advertising duo score big with Gen Z ad campaign

18 July 2024

Huge congratulations are in order for two Creative Advertising BA alumni – Hugh Kendall and George...

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Falmouth graduate shortlisted for top illustration award

18 July 2024

Recent Illustration MA graduate Jasmine Hortop’s ‘artivism’ piece has been longlisted for a pr...

Falmouth graduate shortlisted for top illustration award
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Creative Writing lecturer publishes debut novel

17 July 2024

Creative Writing BA lecturer Adrian Markle has released his first novel, Bruise.

Creative Writing lecturer publishes debut novel
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Graphic Design student wins prestigious Tim Coventon Award

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Graphic Design (BA) student Eathan Aktion is off to Australia after being chosen as this year’s wi...

Graphic Design student wins prestigious Tim Coventon Award
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Falmouth University students gain exclusive behind-the-scenes experience at Eden Sessions

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Last month, students and staff from the Sustainable Festival Management BA and Sustainable Tourism M...

Falmouth University students gain exclusive behind-the-scenes experience at Eden Sessions
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Dante Gabriel Hookey

Graduate Spotlight: author-illustrator Dante Gabriel Hookey

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For Dante Gabriel Hookey there is nothing more rewarding than a personal project. Channeling their e...

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Sustainability and surfing: In conversation with Dr Greg Borne

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Dr Greg Borne, course leader for Falmouth’s new MSc in International Business Management, is a sus...

Sustainability and surfing: In conversation with Dr Greg Borne
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New Designer awards fruitful for five students

12 July 2024

The prestigious annual New Designers awards are judged by key industry leaders to find the rising s...

New Designer awards fruitful for five students
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Illustration student embarks on placement year at Disney+

10 July 2024

Illustration BA student Rhea Haynes has started an exciting new position as a Creative Intern at Dis...

Illustration student embarks on placement year at Disney+

Student wins award for typography project

10 July 2024

Communication Design MA student King Wai has won an ISTD International Typographic Award for his pro...

Student wins award for typography project
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Photography lecturer’s new exhibition exploring ‘havens’ of NHS workers opens in Scotland

09 July 2024

Documentary & Editorial Photography BA lecturer Lottie Davies has presented her new exhibition entit...

Photography lecturer’s new exhibition exploring ‘havens’ of NHS workers opens in Scotland
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A Child of Science

Falmouth lecturer’s new play, 'A Child of Science', receives glowing reviews at Bristol Old Vic

09 July 2024

We caught up with Acting BA lecturer Gareth Farr to discuss his play about the creation of IVF, 'A C...

Falmouth lecturer’s new play, 'A Child of Science', receives glowing reviews at Bristol Old Vic
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My favourite spots in Falmouth to hangout

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During the summer, my friends and I enjoy going to Gylly beach. We usually bring cards, a volleyball...

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My favourite hang out spots in Falmouth and Penryn

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As a new student, you’re in for a treat. Falmouth is brimming with fantastic spots to eat, relax a...

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What is the Student Mentor Scheme?

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Starting university can be a daunting and nervous time, but rest assured there is plenty of support ...

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Sustainable Product Design student bags multiple industry awards

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Sustainable Product Design BA student Kit Rose has picked up two coveted awards at The Manufacturer ...

Sustainable Product Design student bags multiple industry awards
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Falmouth journalism graduand signed by FC Barcelona as reporter

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Pablo Woolls-Blanco has joined the likes of Lionel Messi, Diego Maradona and Gary Lineker after bein...

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Two students nominated for Association of Photographers awards

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Commercial Photography BA student Hannah Mittelstaedt and Photography MA (Online) student Linda Jarr...

Two students nominated for Association of Photographers awards
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My advice for working part-time alongside your studies

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While you're studying, working part-time may be something you're thinking about doing to earn a bit ...

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Masterclass acting and theatre speaker 2

Working part-time alongside your studies

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Hi, I'm Zoe and I am currently studying on the BA(Hons) Acting degree at Falmouth Uni.

Working part-time alongside your studies
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What to expect from your first week at Falmouth

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Despite all the preparation over the summer, the main thing that made me feel like I had officially ...

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Students scoop six Pencils at D&AD Awards 2024

05 July 2024

Six student projects have scooped Pencils in this year’s D&AD New Blood Awards

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'13 Cornish Ghost Stories': new anthology published by three senior lecturers

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'13 Cornish Ghost Stories', a chilling anthology of new Cornish ghost stories hit the shelves on 20 ...

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Image credit: Duncan Guymer

Susan Lay’s journey from MA to filmmaking in Cornwall

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Susan Lay studied MA Film & Television, graduating in 2019, and has since gone on to write, produce,...

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Animation lecturer’s work for Star Wars: Visions shortlisted for international award

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Laurie Sitzia, lecturer on BA Animation, was nominated for the Best Character Animation TV/Media awa...

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The Business School lecturer building a musical link between East Africa and Cornwall

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Sam Jones is a management lecturer at Cornwall Business School, running various businesses and creat...

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Further information & support

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Online Study Funding

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Online Study Funding
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How You Study Online

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Tuition Fees

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