The following information is intended for applicants who have already been invited to an interview, to help them prepare. Please note it may change from year to year.
We invite all applicants who show potential to an interview. We offer a range of interview options both on campus and regionally in Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester and London. Interviews are two-way: they give you the opportunity to show your creative skills and interview us; and they help us to assess further your potential to succeed in your chosen subject. If you are based outside the UK and are unable to come to Falmouth or a regional interview, you can select to be interviewed online or by telephone.
We'll invite you to an interview through the Falmouth Applicant Portal.
If, in order to attend an in-person on campus interview, you have any individual requirements due to a long-term health condition, specific learning difficulty or disability, please contact the Accessibility Service as soon as possible:
T: 01326 370460 (text/telephone)
This will enable us to discuss and put in place any support or adjustments you may require, for example, hearing induction loop, BSL interpreter, adjusted interview time/length, ground floor interview room or information in a different format.
You can find details of your interview in the Applicant Portal
You can also see a list of alternative dates, locations and interview formats in the Applicant Portal if you're not able to make the one we've allocated to you. If you do need to reschedule we would advise you do this as soon as you can as dates fill up quickly.
We want to focus on you as a person and your enthusiasm for the subject. If you want to bring along an example of written or audio-visual journalism or creative work you have done, that is fine, but it is not a compulsory requirement.
In person on campus interviews
Please refer to the Applicant Portal for how long your visit will last. As part of your interview you will get a chance to meet members of the course team, current students and have a tour of the campus and facilities. Full details will follow in the post around 2 weeks before your interview.
Regional interviews (London, Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol)
Please refer to the Applicant Portal for how long your visit will last. You will have a chance to meet a member of the course team, current students and have a virtual tour of our campuses. Full details will follow in the post around 2 weeks before your interview.
Open Day interviews
Your interview will take place as part of the open day, please refer to the Applicant Portal for the exact time.
Your interview will take place with a member of the course team at the time given in the Applicant Portal, it will last around 20-30 minutes. You will have the opportunity to ask any questions and you can chat to our current students online using our Ask a Student page.
You can prepare for the interview by:
Considering what attracted you to the course you are applying for. It might help to make sure you again look through the course details on the university website before you attend.
Keeping abreast of the main national news stories in the week running up to your interview.
Thinking about the journalism (in whichever media) you particularly enjoy consuming and preparing to talk about any reporting or writing you have done.
A successful applicant will be able to evidence their skills, their enthusiasm and commitment to their subject according to the following criteria:
|Criteria to be assessed||Evidenced by|
Commitment and enthusiasm for this subject area
Study of relevant subjects
Engagement with a school magazine or a personal blog or similar
Knowledge of world affairs, politics & popular culture
Informed references to current developments across a range of spheres
Capacity to comment intelligently and incisively on recent events in the news and campaigns being run by various causes
|Potential to succeed in this subject area of study at HE level|
Independence and initiative
Engagement with extra-curricular activities such as part-time jobs or hobbies
We aim to make all decisions within five working days of interviews. However, in some cases, we might wait until we have held a batch of interview sessions before we make a decision. All decisions will be made online in your UCAS Track account and we will also email you.