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

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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 anywhere in the world. You'll learn to build a ...

Fine Art 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)
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)
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)
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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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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Graphic Design Ma 2022

Graphic Design MA/PGDip (online)

Whether building upon traditional fields or responding to new or emergent media, audiences and marke...

Graphic Design MA/PGDip (online)
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Illustration Ma 2022

Illustration MA/PGDip (online)

This course celebrates the role that illustration plays within a global context providing opportunit...

Illustration MA/PGDip (online)
Writing For Script Screen Ma
Writing For Script Screen Ma

Writing for Script & Screen MA/PGDip (online)

This course is designed to equip you with the writing skills, industry knowhow, professional skills ...

Writing for Script & Screen MA/PGDip (online)
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Photography Ma 2022

Photography MA/PGDip (online)

This course will equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills to succeed within an increas...

Photography MA/PGDip (online)
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Creative Events Management Lead image 2022

Creative Events Management MA/PGDip (online)

Developed in consultation with industry experts, this course is designed to empower you as a creativ...

Creative Events Management MA/PGDip (online)
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Pgche 2022

Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE) (online)

This PGCHE responds to the growing focus of higher education on developing excellence in teaching an...

Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE) (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.

Read about online study
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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.

Upcoming events

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FTI girl online

Wed 28 Feb 2024

18:00 - 19:00

Virtual Open Event: Postgraduate Online

Online

Join our friendly Course Advisors to find out how you can create and innovate from anywhere in the w...

Virtual Open Event: Postgraduate Online
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Fine Art student working desk behind

Thu 14 Mar 2024

12:30 - 13:30

An Introduction to MA Fine Art

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Discover everything you need to know about our Postgraduate Fine Art MA at Falmouth University. 

An Introduction to MA Fine Art
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School of Film & Television 7 - Runner

Mon 18 Mar 2024

18:00 - 19:00

MA Film & Television (Online) Course Overview

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Discover everything you need to know about MA Film & Television (Online) with Falmouth University. 

MA Film & Television (Online) Course Overview
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Business & Marketing online 2024

Mon 18 Mar 2024

18:00 - 19:00

MA Marketing and Digital Communications (Online) Course Overview

Online

Discover everything you need to know about MA Marketing and Digital Communications (Online). 

MA Marketing and Digital Communications (Online) Course Overview
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Work by Ella Squirrel

Tue 19 Mar 2024

18:00 - 19:00

MA Fine Art (Online) Course Overview and Live Q&A

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Discover everything you need to know about MA Fine Art (Online) at Falmouth University.

MA Fine Art (Online) Course Overview and Live Q&A
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User Experience Design Ma 2022

Tue 19 Mar 2024

18:00 - 19:00

MA User Experience Design (Online) Course Overview

Online

Discover everything you need to know about MA User Experience Design (Online) with Falmouth Universi...

MA User Experience Design (Online) Course Overview
Comedy Writing Ma 2022
Comedy Writing Ma 2022

Tue 19 Mar 2024

18:00 - 19:00

MA Comedy Writing - Course Overview and Live Q&A

Online

Discover everything you need to know about MA Comedy Writing (Online) at Falmouth University. 

MA Comedy Writing - Course Overview and Live Q&A
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Indie Game Controllers

Thu 21 Mar 2024

18:00 - 19:00

MA Indie Game Development (Online) Course Overview

Online

Discover everything you need to know about our part-time, online MA Indie Game Development degree at...

MA Indie Game Development (Online) Course Overview
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Sustainable Fashion MA Online 2023

Tue 26 Mar 2024

18:00 - 19:00

MA Sustainable Fashion (Online) Course Overview and Live Q&A

Online

Discover everything you need to know about MA Sustainable Fashion (Online) at Falmouth University.

MA Sustainable Fashion (Online) Course Overview and Live Q&A
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Fine Art student working desk behind

Tue 09 Apr 2024

09:30 - 10:30

An Introduction to MA Fine Art

Online

Discover everything you need to know about our Postgraduate Fine Art MA at Falmouth University. 

An Introduction to MA Fine Art
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Visual Communication - 2023

Wed 10 Apr 2024

09:30 - 10:30

Virtual Coffee Morning: In conversation with our students

Online

Grab your coffee and join our online students for an informal chat about their experiences of studyi...

Virtual Coffee Morning: In conversation with our students
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Indie Game Controllers

Thu 25 Apr 2024

18:00 - 19:00

MA Indie Game Development (Online) Masterclass

Online

Sally will also cover how to keep a studio running financially while searching for investment, as we...

MA Indie Game Development (Online) Masterclass
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Marketing MSc

Thu 08 Aug 2024

16:00 - 17:00

Virtual Twilight Tea: In conversation with our students

Online

Grab your teapot and join our online students for an informal chat about their experiences of studyi...

Virtual Twilight Tea: In conversation with our students

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.  

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.

Read about APEL/APL
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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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