Support and flexibility so you can find the balance between studying and working
Many students want to forge ahead in their career or switch industries. This can often mean working alongside your studies is essential. We offer flexible studying options so you get the best university experience and graduate with the expertise you need for your chosen career.
Full-time study, in general, means you will be studying the equivalent of a full-time job. This time can be made up in various ways. Lectures and tutorials may make up part of your course, whilst self-directed study and creative practice can also be part of your learning.
When you apply to a full-time course you'll need to consider your other commitments to make sure you have the time to enjoy and thrive in your studies. If you need to continue working or have life commitments that can't accommodate full-time study, you might want to consider either studying an online degree or choosing to study part-time instead.
Studying a part-time course means that rather than studying for the equivalent of a full-time job, your studies will only take up part of that time. This can make it easier for you to either continue working alongside or to manage other life commitments.
We want to ensure you have the best experience studying at Falmouth, whether that's full-time, part-time or online. You can discuss the best options for your course and career with our Applicant Services team.
If you study an online accelerated degree, you’ll have the opportunity to gain an undergraduate degree over two years full-time or three years part-time. The full-time route condenses the modules into two years, giving you the option to fast-track your career and make it into the workplace faster than your peers.
You'll get the same teaching excellence and industry connections, but with a busier schedule that will see you studying across three study blocks per year, instead of two, including through the summer. You'll be well supported with academic guidance and wellbeing support.
Finding part-time work
Part-time work can be a good way for students to earn extra income, while also providing a chance to learn new skills and meet new people. Many of our students work around Falmouth and some are employed by the University as Student Ambassadors and in other on-campus roles.
Our Employability Service is also here to support you in finding employment opportunities, including paid internships.
Balancing university with a part time job
Hear from one of our students about their experience of working alongside studying for a degree.Read more
Returning to university?
If you're returning to university after a break, it can be a bit daunting. We have a supportive team who can guide you through your options, application processes and onto your chosen course.
You may be able to apply with an Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) if you do not meet the standard entry requirements. Visit our APL page to find out more.
Once you begin your course, you'll have an academic tutor who can answer any course-related queries. If you’re studying an online degree, you’ll have a dedicated student advisor who can answer your non-academic queries during your studies. We love welcoming our diverse student community whether on campus or online and welcome those returning to studies.
Speak to us
If you're considering returning to studies but aren't sure what your options are, talk to one of our course advisors and they'll be happy to help: