Falmouth University


Student life

Our students enjoy a lifestyle a little beyond the ordinary. 

From world-class beaches to delicious food, from a lively music and arts scene and a wild landscape like no other, Falmouth provides a truly unique student experience.

Falmouth might not be a city, but when it comes to weird and wonderful events, festivals, activities and nights out, our vibrant creative community constantly pushes the boundaries of what a town can do. 

What's it like to live in South West?
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The South West of England is made up of seven counties, with rural areas surrounding key student cities – from Plymouth and Bournemouth up to Bath, Bristol and Cheltenham & Gloucester.

You'll find many a festival – including the world-famous Glastonbury. And if you're a cider or cheese buff, you'll have plenty to try in the South West. You can always walk it off in Dartmoor and Exmoor national parks, or beautiful countryside from the Cotswolds to Land's End.

Cornwall, Dorset, and Devon are big coastal favourites, with idyllic beaches and waves to test the bravest surfers.

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What's it like to live in Falmouth?
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Tucked away in the south west corner of England, Falmouth offers a sunny experience of idyllic beaches and cream teas – with a creative student community across Falmouth University and the University of Exeter's Falmouth Campus.

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Campus and facilities

Our creative community is spread across two campuses in neighbouring towns: Falmouth and Penryn.

Each campus has professional-standard facilities, experienced staff and student support available. There are easy links between both campuses, and the course you choose will determine where you spend the majority of your time. 

Penryn Campus

Standing proud above Penryn town and just a short hop away from Falmouth, Penryn campus’ outstanding facilities and industry-standard technology make it the ideal place to hone your skills. Penryn is home to fashion, games, performance, music, photography and business courses. 

Falmouth Campus 

Subtropical gardens and light-flooded studios make Falmouth campus a haven for creative practice - and a few minutes' walk from the beach! With a lively creative community, impressive facilities and a library, it’s the perfect space to share and develop your skills. Falmouth campus is home to art, illustration, communication, design and architecture courses. 


Course locations

WaterBear, Sheffield

Unit 4, Gatecrasher, 49 Eyre Lane, Sheffield, S1 4RB

Bodmin College

Digital Media Centre, Unit 16, Woods Browning Industrial Estate, Bodmin, PL31 1DQ

DBS Institute, Bristol

2 Mitchell Lane, Bristol, BS1 6BU

WaterBear, Brighton

Brighthelm Gardens, Hanover House, Lower Ground Floor, 118 Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XG

DBS Institute, Plymouth

6 Elizabeth Court, Higher Lane, Plymouth, PL1 2AN

DBS Institute, Manchester

New Century Hall, Mayes Street, Manchester, M60 4ES

Fourth Monkey, London

The Monkey House, 97-101 Seven Sisters Road, London, N7 7QP

Main Site

Falmouth Campus, Woodlane, Falmouth, TR11 4RH

Penryn Campus

Penryn Campus, Treliever Road, Penryn, TR10 9EZ

Main Site

Woodlane, Falmouth, TR11 4RH