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Teaching Excellence Framework Award (TEF)

TEF Gold Award

Falmouth has been ranked Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework, the new classification of degree teaching standards.

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BSc(Hons) Computing for Games

Computing technology has changed our lives; not only in the way we work and communicate but also in the way we play games. Harness the elements of computer science and apply them to the particular challenges and opportunities presented by digital games. Designed in close collaboration with the games industry, BSc(Hons) Computing for Games at Falmouth will help you to develop the programming skills that you need to make games. You'll receive practical experience as a member of our creative community, collaborating with students from every discipline of game development in our Games Academy studios.


BA(Hons) Sportswear Design

Studying Sportswear Design will put you at the heart of one of the fastest growth arenas in fashion. Design companies, manufacturers and retailers are diversifying into the sports apparel area and Sportswear Design is one of very few UK courses offering specialised training to address this expanding market.


BA(Hons) Fashion Design

Created in collaboration with leading professionals, Fashion at Falmouth enables you to develop the technical and creative edge to design original, inspiring collections. Fiercely destination oriented, we prepare you for a career in fashion by nurturing your development through the design, development and making of real clothing, conceived with innovation.


MA Entrepreneurship

Being an entrepreneur is both an art and a science so it makes sense to learn your craft at Falmouth, a creative University. Here you’ll learn business skills and how to apply them by starting and growing an innovative business based on spotting, validating and implementing opportunities. You’ll develop as a creative, capable and well connected team entrepreneur with the confidence and courage to realise your ambitions. This course is applicable to those wishing to seek employment as well as those wanting to start their own business or social enterprise.


Student Life in Falmouth

The environment in and around Falmouth University couldn't be better. The campuses have a very special atmosphere. The Falmouth campus meanders through a valley garden and provides the perfect venue for thinking, making, and doing. The Penryn Campus houses a fusion of arts and sciences in its state-of-the-art facilities. Student life beyond is every bit as inspiring.

FXU Students' Union clubs and societies provide a vibrant and eclectic social life. However, you won't just be part of the University community but the local community too. Beyond the University, the National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Discovery Quay and the marina provide an insight into the geography and history of the town. The cultural legacy of Falmouth itself is legendary. The cafes, bars and micro-breweries are the best in the county. You'll find the quirky, alternative and stimulating. Above all, the town provides a nightlife, day-life and work, rest and play that are second to none. It doesn't stop there. The great outdoors, the Cornish coast and a landscape that has energised creative people for centuries are all right on your doorstep. In surveys Falmouth University ranks highly for student experience, not just within the UK but also across the world.

Travel Information


Rail companies operate regular services to Truro from all major British cities. The service from London Paddington to Truro normally takes just over four hours. Change at Truro for branch line services to Falmouth and Penryn. From Truro, the journey times are approximately 20 minutes to Falmouth Town, and 15 minutes to Penryn. If you are arriving at London Gatwick airport, it is possible to travel to Falmouth by train via Reading. This cuts out the need to travel across London on the underground. Car ferry and passenger services to France and Spain sail from Plymouth, which is easily reached by car or by train from Falmouth.

Open Days and Contact Details

We hold a number of open days throughout the year to give you the chance to meet current students and staff, and experience our campuses and facilities. To find out when the next Open Day is, please take a look at the Open Day Calendar.

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