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Last updated January, 2020

Academic Information

Course Information

Falmouth University course descriptions

Semester Dates

  • Academic Year: September - May
  • Study Block 1: September - January
  • Study Block 2: January - May

Falmouth University semester dates

Course Load and Minimum Unit Requirements

  • Minimum: 3 modules of 20 UK credits each

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Accommodation and the Cost of Living


Falmouth University Accommodation

Estimated Cost of Living

£1,015 per month is the minimum cost of living as recommended by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) for studying outside London.

Falmouth University Cost of Living

Scholarships available for students going to the UK

BUTEX Scholarships

Student Visa and Insurance

Information on Student Visas & Insurance for students going on exchange can be found elsewhere on this website.

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Exchange Experiences          

The University, City and Region

The University

Falmouth University offers a wide range of subjects, taught by experienced practitioners in their respective fields, who deliver academically challenging, rigorous courses. It is an innovative place and encourages students to develop good, creative ideas.

We have outstanding, purpose-built facilities that enable students to use cutting edge technologies or traditional techniques, through which their ideas find expression and become tangible realities. The faculty and staff are committed to the value of art, design and media in the 21st century, recognizing their importance in our society.

The University has commercial links locally and internationally, complementing the learning opportunities and teaching support on offer, so that students will find Professional opportunities when they graduate.

The University has a well earned reputation as one of Britain's premier specialist arts colleges and lies in a unique, inspiring location. The County of Cornwall is home to a vibrant arts scene and boasts a spectacular natural environment defined by beautiful land and seascapes.

Falmouth University

Life at Falmouth

The City of Falmouth and Region

In contrast to the energy of the region’s cities is the quiet beauty of the coastline and countryside. South West England offers some of the most varied and scenic natural landscapes in the UK. It has over 600 miles of coastline and thousands of acres of forest, moor land and wetland, with a diverse array of flora and fauna.

Darlington 2. South Devon and Dorset feature the Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage site where 180 million years of geology can be found along 95 miles of cliffs. The stunning sandy beaches of Croyde in Devon and Newquay in Cornwall rank among the best places to surf in Europe.

Off the coasts of South West England you can find a variety of small islands including the Isles of Sicily, Lundy and tiny nature reserves like Steep Holm in the Bristol Channel.

The region has to two national parks, Exmoor and Dartmoor, presenting visitors with some of the most beautiful, yet rugged countryside in the UK. In addition, there are 14 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, as well as some extraordinary manmade features, both ancient and modern, all of which create a vivid heritage for the region.

City of Falmouth and Region


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Further information

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