Get supportive, rigorous degree-level teaching online
Studying online is the ideal option for those looking for flexibility while elevating their creative career prospects. Our online degrees have all been designed from the outset to be taught and learned online. This means that they're crafted specifically for you to study remotely.
Through a combination of lectures, webinars, tutorials and collaborative work, you'll be encouraged to push your limits, explore your creativity and develop professional skills and expertise that make you ready for industry.
Lectures & webinars online
The weight of your academic teaching will take place through lectures from practicing professionals and webinars where you can connect with your fellow students for stimulating discussions. This part of your studies takes place through our dedicated Virtual Learning Environment that allows you to connect with what's being taught, ask questions and collaborate. Our lectures are pre-recorded and re-watchable, so you won't have to worry about attending them live. Your course materials will be uploaded to the Virtual Learning Environment at the end of each week, giving you plenty of time to plan your workload for any upcoming studies.
Here at Falmouth we encourage open innovation throughout your online studies. This might mean participating in stimulating discussions with your fellow students or working together on projects to develop your teamwork skills. It'll give you the chance to push each other's creative boundaries and connect with your global study community.
It's so important to feel part of your studying community. Find out more about how we encourage this atmosphere.
Supportive Tutors & Student Advisors
While you're studying you'll be supported academically by Tutors and in all other ways by the Student Advisor team. Your Tutor will offer continuous feedback on your work and be your first point of contact for any academic queries. They'll run a weekly live session, usually in an evening, that you can either attend live or will be recorded so you can catch-up later if it doesn't fit your schedule. The Student Advisor team is on hand throughout your studies to answer questions and help you access any support you need. They'll help you make the most of your online learning experience offering suppport via email, phone, WhatsApp and video meetings. It doesn't matter how big or small your questions are, from money matters to mental health, building academic skills to accessibility, if you have a question that isn't directly related to your course material then our Student Advisors are on hand to help.
We offer optional face-to-face events for our online students that usually happen twice a year. While they're not essential, they'll be an enhancement to your chosen course. They're great opportunities to meet your course-mates and Tutors and to explore course related topics through additional activities and discussions. You'll get the chance to hear from industry experts, offering a wider professional context for your learning and a deeper insight into your chosen industry.
Event dates and locations may vary. We'll cover the costs relating to the events themselves, so you'll just need to pay for your travel, accommodation, food and drink. More information about these events will be given to you when you start your course.
Please bear in mind that the Covid-19 pandemic may impact these events. You can view the latest information here.
What will I spend my time doing?
A full-time undergraduate student should dedicate 40 hours per week for study.
A part-time undergraduate student should dedicate 27 hours per week for study.
A postgraduate student should dedicate 20 hours per week for study.
This will typically include activities such as:
- Reviewing all core lecture content and sharing your reflections on the topics discussed
- Reading and responding to discussions and challenge activities
- Completing required reading
- Attending weekly webinars with your Tutor and peers (or watching the recording if you can't attend)
- Working on your assignments
- Undertaking self-directed practice and research
- Asking questions and sharing your thoughts with your Tutors and peers
How you're assessed
Our assessments all take place remotely, so you won't need to attend a campus to submit them. This allows our students total flexibility over their studies. Depending on the degree, your work will be assessed in a variety of ways.
These can include:
- Submission of portfolios
- Reviews and reports
- Reflective journals
- Competition analysis
- Final projects
Submissions usually take place at the end of each study block, and occasionally during a block to ensure you're on the right track.
You'll be offered verbal and/or written feedback after you complete your assessments; an invaluable opportunity to reflect on your work, or access additional support if you need it.
Studying and working
We understand that many of our online students are looking to continue working alongside their studies. We offer flexible studying options so you can get the best experience during your time at Falmouth.Read about studying while working