Postgraduate Online Study

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Work towards a kinder, greener, fairer future with our online master's degrees

Build your career and specialise your skill-set at the same time with our online master's degrees. We offer flexible study options that can work around your career or other life commitments. With practicing lecturers, rigorous teaching, engaging webinars and opportunities to build your connections within your chosen industry, a Falmouth online master's could be the next step in your career.

Meet our online master's graduates

We met a few of our online master's graduates at this summer's ceremonies to find out what they loved about their time studying online...


Our online postgraduate courses

Remote learning
Comedy Writing

Comedy Writing MA (Online)

Get the skills, tools and industry insights to push your projects to the top of the commissioning ed...

Comedy Writing MA (Online)
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The Eden Project
Eden Project, photo by Gabriel Szabo Apex

Creative Events Management MA (Online)

Falmouth’s online MA in Creative Events Management will support you to rise to the challenges in t...

Creative Events Management MA (Online)
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Film & Television MA (Online)

Film & Television MA (Online)

Establish your unique voice and develop the skills and knowledge needed to establish an impactful an...

Film & Television MA (Online)
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Spencer Hogg

Fine Art MA (Online)

Tap into Falmouth’s renowned fine art expertise from your home and studio. You'll learn to build a...

Fine Art MA (Online)
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Graphic Design MA (Online)

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Graphic Design MA (Online)

Throughout this online Graphic Design master’s course, you will explore design on an international...

Graphic Design MA (Online)
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Jonathan Scane

Credit: Jonathan Scane

Illustration MA (Online)

Immerse yourself in the diverse and evolving world of contemporary illustration on this stimulating ...

Illustration MA (Online)
Indie Game Development
Indie Game Development

Indie Game Development MA (Online)

Become a confident and daring indie game developer, producing vibrant and engaging experiences for g...

Indie Game Development MA (Online)
Marketing and Digital Communications
Marketing and Digital Communications

Marketing and Digital Communications MA (Online)

Become a master strategist and innovative creator. Immerse yourself in the ever-evolving landscape o...

Marketing and Digital Communications MA (Online)
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MA Education (Online)

Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (Online)

Become a confident and creative higher education teaching practitioner.

Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (Online)
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Charlotte Squire

Credit: Charlotte Squire

Photography MA (Online)

Push your practice in bold and experimental directions on Falmouth’s online Photography master’s...

Photography MA (Online)
Sustainable Fashion student
Sustainable Fashion

Sustainable Fashion MA (Online)

Become a conscious changemaker in the 21st century fashion industry. Develop a radical and circular ...

Sustainable Fashion MA (Online)
UX Design
UX Design

User Experience Design MA (Online)

Learn how to apply key principles of user-centered design to create original work based on your own ...

User Experience Design MA (Online)
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Author Patrick Gale's notebooks from the University archive

Writing for Script & Screen MA (Online)

Gain the writing techniques, industry know-how, professional skills and experience of collaborative ...

Writing for Script & Screen MA (Online)

Is online study for me?

The creative culture at our core is not confined to our Cornwall campuses; with our online degrees, you can explore your creative potential, your way. Discover more about online study, and how it might be just what you're looking for.

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Why study a postgraduate degree online?

Career prospects

Build on your expertise and specialise in your chosen field to improve your career opportunities.

Links with industry

Get taught by successful industry professionals and take advantage of unrivalled guest lecturers.

Flexible study programmes

Study when and where it suits you while you continue to forge your career.

Falmouth's reputation

Over 100 years of innovation has placed Falmouth at the cutting edge of the creative industries.

Ask a student

What better way to find out about life at Falmouth University than by asking our current students? 

From course details, to our online community and settling in, our students are ready and available to answer any questions you might have. Simply set up your account, send them a question and they'll get back to you within 24 hours.

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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. 

For our online undergraduate degrees, we generally recommend 27 - 33 hours of study per week for our part-time degrees, or 40 - 50 for the full-time course. 

For our online postgraduate degrees, we recommend a commitment of between 20-25 hours per week for the part-time option.

The above recommendations depend 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 or lifestyle commitments.

All 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.

All our online postgraduate degrees are part-time, and not accelerated. 

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 will 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, RealWORKS) 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.  

You have the option to apply via UCAS or directly with us, depending on the course you choose and your level of education or professional experience. Find out the best way for you to apply for your chosen online degree. 

Postgraduate online study funding

From Government loans to bursaries and alumni discounts, discover all the funding available to you for online postgraduate study.

Find out more about 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 (APL) if you do not meet the standard entry requirements.

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Chat to us

You can submit our simple online form and a Course Advisor will get in touch with you. They'll be able to answers questions about how you'll study, what to expect from the course, and the next step to take on your application journey.

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