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Postgraduate Guide

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“Falmouth’s reputation in the creative industries is practically unrivalled. I’ve encountered Falmouth graduates everywhere I’ve been since graduating. I can honestly say that without my MA I wouldn’t be in my current job. I graduated with a full set of skills that equipped me perfectly for the professional world.” Amy Pollock MA International Journalism Graduate now Assistant Producer at Thomson Reuters

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Welcome Research, advanced scholarship and professional creative practice constitute an increasingly important part of academic life at Falmouth and our postgraduate portfolio – taught MAs and MFA, our World First MBA, MPhil and PhD research – is at the very heart of that activity. The opening of the Academy for Innovation & Research (AIR) in 2012 and the development of the new Graduate School within it are the latest examples of how we are creating an internationally significant, creative, scholarly environment. Through these initiatives we are strengthening our commitment to our postgraduate and research communities and I look forward to welcoming you to Falmouth University at this exciting time.

“Real internationalisation comes from a vibrant postgraduate culture – the 20-30 year olds who are going to shape the industry. If you can get them connected and working together, the international scope of the creative industries continues to be fed. That’s what Falmouth’s all about.” Ric Allsop Programme Leader, Choreography & Dance

Professor Mike Wilson Dean of Research & the Graduate School

Join us at Falmouth and you’ll benefit from our strong international connections that are driving the University forward as a leader in creative education. Our relationships with partner institutions include: – Cal Arts, California – Nagoya University of the Arts, Japan – LASALLE College of Arts, Singapore – Renmin University, China For more information on our international reach, please read Falmouth Global – a downloadable document – at — — Postgraduate Guide


“Cornwall is a creative county in which extraordinary things can happen.” Sir Derek Jacobi Actor


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Contents “I’ve always been This postgraduate pack is broken down into two sections: very impressed with the level of expertise Postgraduate Guide: everything you need to know about studying here, from details of our international connections, demonstrated by successes, outstanding facilities and learning Falmouth graduates. graduate support, to the different ways you can study with us. Their knowledge The Masters Programme: individual leaflets which detail and understanding course content and delivery, industry relationships, opportunities and graduate successes. of the ever-shifting landscape is testament to the work Postgraduate Guide put in by the course Welcome 1 Graduate Success Stories 4-5 leaders and the links Facilities 6-9 Campuses 10-11 they’ve forged.” Support Services 12-13 Tony Malcolm Creative Director, Leo Burnett

Research Degree Programme Fees and Funding Accommodation and Welfare How to Apply Open Days

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The Masters Programme A series of individual leaflets with all you need to know about each course in our 2013 programme: – MA Creative Advertising – MA Professional Writing

Terms & Conditions Falmouth University will take all reasonable steps to deliver courses and services in accordance with the descriptions set out in this prospectus and in course information. However, the University cannot guarantee this provision. For the full terms & conditions, and up-to-date details of all our courses please visit or phone admissions on +44 (0)1326 213730.

– MA International Journalism – MA Multimedia Broadcast Journalism – MA Television Production – MA Fine Art: Contemporary Practice – MA Curatorial Practice – MA Art & Environment – MA Illustration: Authorial Practice – MA Performance Writing – World First MBA – MFA – MA Creative Education — — Postgraduate Guide


Graduate Success Stories Internationally acclaimed broadcasters, creative directors, journalists, illustrators – at Falmouth we produce creative leaders who are recognised as influencers in their field. Here are some of their stories…

“I can’t say enough good things about the course at Falmouth. It’s very handson; right from the start it’s as if you’re working in a real newsroom. I learned great journalism and technical skills that got me my first job, before I even finished the course. It was a great investment.” Maria Byrne MA Multimedia Broadcast Journalism Graduate now working for the BBC in Washington DC


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Jenny Soep, MA Illustration: Authorial Practice Jenny is an alternative documentary artist and illustrator who creates images during live original music and arts performances using a combination of traditional and cutting edge technologies. She has drawn the likes of Björk, David Byrne, Mogwai, Sigur Rós, Spiritualized and Arab Strap. “Studying at Falmouth injected a great deal more motivation, professionalism and creativity into my practice. It helped me foster and cultivate connections and progressions in my chosen area, especially combining traditional craftsmanship with new technologies. It’s always inspiring to hear how well the University and alumni are doing after you leave. Having one of the main people behind the independent publishing company Atlantic Press – Steve Braund – as our department head was great to get an insight into the industry, as was getting a piece published in the lovely book The Speckled Egg: Fifteen Visual Narratives.”


Alex Aucott, MA International Journalism Alex is a freelance journalist based in France where he works for euronews, the multilingual 24-hour rolling news channel, and Parisbased France 24. “I couldn’t have started my career without having done a postgraduate journalism course, and Falmouth has a very good reputation in the industry. I have met a lot of people professionally who have passed through this course, and it has opened numerous doors for me. I left Falmouth fully prepared to start work in real newsrooms. Certain things, like writing copy from wires and the vocal training, I use on a daily basis. Learning how to edit video and audio was invaluable, and the law studies were essential. Learning about social media as a journalistic tool was also eye opening. As a result, on my first day on placement with the BBC – also part of the course –

I managed to impress the newsroom by finding an original story using twitter, and thanks to my training at Falmouth I was able to go out with a cameraman, get the interview, get back and edit it for the 6 o’clock news. It’s a rare pleasure to know that your day’s work is being seen by hundreds of people in their living rooms.” 3

Hugh Pym, MA Broadcast Journalism Renowned financial and political journalist and published author Hugh began his career in the late 1980s as a radio journalist and then became producer of Business Daily at Channel 4. Throughout the 1990s he was a correspondent with ITN, and also worked as a freelance broadcaster with Sky Television. He was a BBC special correspondent covering economics until 2008 and is currently BBC Chief Economics Correspondent. “I learned a lot in my time at Falmouth about the craft of broadcast journalism. It opened doors, which got me going in my media career. I am delighted to see it develop as a national centre of excellence in broadcasting and other media.” 4

Jasper Cho, MA Creative Advertising Jasper teamed up with his creative partner on the MA Creative Advertising course. They went on to receive the YCN student award and D&AD Best New Blood award. After gaining

a BA(Hons) Communication, Info Tech and Design at the University of Toronto in 2008, Jasper went on to work in the marketing industry. He used his MA in Creative Advertising at Falmouth to enter the competitive world of creative advertising.

The constant backing and timely guidance of the tutors was key in the fulfilment of every task at hand. With the incredible bank of skills and knowledge acquired at Falmouth, my profile today stands complete and ready for the world.”

“Before jumping into the advertising industry, which is extremely competitive, I wanted to bridge the gap between my degree background and the practical skills required. I would not have been able to get the creative agency placements or awards without the great discipline offered by Falmouth. The course has trained me and my creative partner from a blank page to an industry-ready junior creative team.”



Tarun David, MA Television Production Tarun is an actor, singer, songwriter and film-maker currently based in India. After graduating from Falmouth’s MA Television Production, Tarun landed an acting role in the Canadian film Little Terrors, starring Om Puri (East is East, Gandhi, The Ghost). Tarun has a music album in the pipeline and is working on a number of TV pilots.

Adarsha Deshbhratar, MA Creative Advertising As a copywriter for Ogilvy&Mather, Mumbai, Adarsha has worked on brand campaigns for the likes of Tata Motors, BCCI (IPL), Vespa and Bisleri. In 2012 she was shortlisted for the Cannes advertising festival competition, Roar your Way to Cannes. “After a three-year stint as an engineer at ThyssenKrupp, I made up my mind to explore the advertising field. I had no prior advertising experience, hence the need to go for a good postgraduate course. The international exposure that studying at Falmouth has given me helps me understand brand dynamics better. At first, it was a bit difficult to adjust to the new environment, as I had never stepped out of India before. By the end of the course, I was in love with Falmouth.”

“Being a performer by nature, the hunger to connect with audiences through every given medium was simply strengthened by the MA TV Production at Falmouth. The structure of the course enabled me to extract the best in me, without being forceful or mechanical in nature. — — Postgraduate Guide


“In terms of facilities, Falmouth has everything you’ll ever need. We never wanted for equipment and there was always technical help on hand. I spent a lot of my time in the newsroom or editing suites and it often felt like being in a real newsroom.” Jessica Dowse MA International Journalism Graduate, now Video Journalist, China Radio International, Beijing


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Facilities Carefully designed and developed with professional consultation, partnerships and expertise, Falmouth’s industry-standard working environments are at your disposal…

Media Centre A constantly evolving professional working environment, the Media Centre is fully equipped, with technical support on offer to help your skills keep pace with your creative ideas. There’s a large TV studio with gallery and green room and an additional single-camera TV presentation studio. You’ll also have access to a well-stocked specialist equipment store, a newsroom with radio audio editing and scripting software, radio studio and control rooms and a digital animation suite fully equipped with industry-specialist software, desks and lighting. Photography Centre With a reputation as the best in Europe, the Photography Centre offers a comprehensive range of equipment and facilities for both traditional and digital photography. Close relationships with Hasselblad, Nikon and Calumet ensure the Centre matches the requirements of the profession. You’ll benefit from large professional-standard studios, well-equipped darkrooms and process areas, specialist printing and mounting services, and a large range of equipment for loan from the photography store including digital and film cameras, large format cameras, and studio and location lighting. The Performance Centre Award-winning industry consultants have helped create this £19 million creative hub for students as well as local, national and international companies and practitioners for performance, rehearsal and devising. The Performance Centre encourages innovative collaborations across all our subject areas with specially designed studios for dance, acoustic music, amplified music, theatre and recording. All studios are equipped with contemporary production lighting and sound facilities.

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“The facilities at Falmouth are brilliant – everything there is what you would use in the industry. In fact, the cameras and TV equipment are probably a higher spec than what you would use!” Victoria Kirby MA Multimedia Broadcast Journalism


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Design Centre Providing bespoke workshops for woods, metals, plastics, fine metals, ceramics, glass, plaster and textiles, each supported by a team of technical instructors, the Design Centre also converts into a multi-level exhibition space that showcases student work and hosts lectures, presentations and seminars. AIR A focus for our Research students, the Academy for Innovation & Research (AIR) provides a collaborative space for multidisciplinary projects and acts as an interface between business and academic creative capital. Opened in 2012 and equipped with the latest specialist equipment, AIR research projects focus on two key themes: sustainable design and the digital economy – exploring challenges that are globally relevant. Find out more at

Additional facilities Libraries Our libraries at Falmouth and Penryn include large collections of subject-specific books, a wide range of journals, online and electronic resources, and specialist audio and visual collections. Both centres are Wi-Fi throughout and include a variety of study spaces and open access drop-in computer facilities. Support in person, by email and telephone is provided by the library team. Find out more online at The Exchange Newly opened in autumn 2012, this state-of-the-art learning and resources facility shared between Falmouth and the University of Exeter offers a range of teaching, learning and social spaces, study areas and library collections. Digital Animation Studio Industry-standard 3D and 2D animation software and hardware, traditional stop motion and 2D animation production areas and specialist animation postproduction facilities all feature in this high-specification facility. Interactive Arts Centre This Centre is fully equipped with a range of software including web design, image manipulation, video and audio editing and 3D modelling and design. Art Studios and Workshops The Falmouth Campus on Woodlane has dedicated studio and seminar spaces for each course and incorporates the original Falmouth School of Art less than half a mile away. Shared facilities include a printmaking studio and sculpture workshop with technician support, IT suites and a specialist art library.

“I was attracted to Falmouth by its reputation. When I went to visit, there was a great atmosphere and the facilities were brilliant: lots of editing suites, an industry-standard studio and gallery, plenty of cameras and sound equipment.” Jess Symons MA Television Production Graduate, now Commissioning Editor, Children’s Programming, Channel 5 — — Postgraduate Guide


Penryn Campus “The facilities on the Penryn Campus were state of the art, even better than some professional companies I’ve been to. There was always a fun atmosphere around campus. So many of the students are involved in artistic and creative studies, you can see all kinds of performances going on throughout the year. A fun, free and creative atmosphere.”

• A hub for people from across the international creative spectrum – and equipped with exemplary facilities – our Penryn Campus is at the leading edge of innovation, education and inspiration…

Alex Aucott MA International Journalism

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“Seeing the campus really won me over – lots of space and greenery, modern buildings with up-to-date facilities and easy access into Falmouth and Truro. Studying there, it felt like a really busy and happy place to be.” Siobhan Robbie MA Multimedia Broadcast Journalism

Falmouth Campus “The campus has a fun and engaging atmosphere with people of all ages and backgrounds, plus a great library, printmaking facilities and IT department. It was a luxury to have such a nice studio space with natural light pouring in through big windows and surrounding gardens – so much creative space!”

• Just moments from the beach and town centre, the Falmouth Campus offers a close creative community, friendly atmosphere, historic architecture and subtropical gardens. It’s an ideal place to think, create and share ideas.

Jenny Soep MA Illustration: Authorial Practice

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“The library, computer suite, art store and sculpture and print workshops are all within easy walking distance of each other. There are conversations taking place between all courses and all levels, which is a particular highlight to postgraduate study here, as you feel very involved in the atmosphere and community.” Anna Sadler MA Fine Art: Contemporary Practice — — Postgraduate Guide


Support Services At Falmouth our support services allow you to pursue your educational goals in a way that suits your needs and requirements both while you are with us and after you leave. While you are with us… A virtual world Our innovative online resources include The Learning Space, a virtual learning environment, which offers 24-hour access to course materials, podcasts and video lectures as well as connecting you to fellow students and staff via an online chat option. At the Penryn campus library there’s also an online enquiry service giving you 24-hour access to a host of online journals, books and other resources, to aid you in your studies. IT support Alongside the open-access IT facilities on both campuses, there are: –S  pecialist IT and IT training suites with a range of relevant software to meet generic and subject-specific needs –A  central IT Service Desk offering staff and student support with extended opening hours – A laptop loan and laptop clinic service –A  range of IT training courses across the whole institution, to complement training at course level Software training We offer all our students training courses, workshops, qualifications and learning support on all major software suites including Photoshop, InDesign, Flash and e-publishing packages. Many of our courses are free and we offer Adobe Certified Association (ACA) and Microsoft MS qualifications at a special student rate. ASK academic skills Telephone Penryn +44 (0)1326 370438 Falmouth +44 (0)1326 213862


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ASK academic skills Offering both drop-in workshop sessions and bookable oneto-one appointments for all students, ASK provides advice tailored to your individual needs at both campuses. ASK provides support with: – Study Skills: including note-taking, organisational and presentation skills, planning your workload and revision techniques –D  yslexia: to ensure that if you’re dyslexic you have the advice and support you need

“Studying abroad is an opportunity to expand and broaden your perspective of the world. I’ve learned a lot about British culture as a whole and I’ve been fortunate to have made some really good friends here at Falmouth. I’ve definitely given my classmates a positive taste of what a young black female from Brooklyn is really like. We’ve shared and exchanged stories about culture, upbringing and lifestyle.” Christine Piggott USA, MA Television Production

– Writing: including advice on grammar, vocabulary, structure, essay planning, scientific writing, numeracy and articulating ideas and arguments – English language: EU and international students can join classes in English for Academic Purposes, Speaking and Pronunciation Skills and General and Social English Work experience Placements in national and international companies specialising in your area of study are built in as a requirement of many of our courses. Funded placement schemes are also available. See p20 for further details. International student services Our International Office provides support with the application process, study visas, tuition fees and finding accommodation. It also offers: –A  free airport meeting service –A  week of activities to help orientate you, so you can make the most out of your new surroundings – I ntroductory sessions on banks, finance and health – I nformation about how to access English language lessons More information can be found in our online International Students Handbook: For when you leave… Business links and networking Our employer liaison team works on your behalf to build relationships with regional, national and international companies as well as links to existing and emerging networks within the creative industries. They offer networking opportunities, alumni events and vacancies for students and graduates. Unlock your potential Unlocking Cornish Potential (UCP) has already worked successfully with over 600 businesses, matching talented graduates with progressive Cornish companies to fuel innovation, growth, creativity and economic prosperity. The team helps graduates to develop employability skills, get work experience, and offers a range of vacancies to graduates, each with ongoing mentorship and support.

Career support Telephone +44 (0)1326 253735

Career support Falmouth’s Careers Service offers live vacancies searches or can help you explore the possibility of further study options. Impartial one-to-one advice on applications, improving your CV and interview skills is available to all Falmouth students, even after your graduation.

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A Research Culture Falmouth is home to a progressive research community, with the Academy for Innovation & Research (AIR) serving as its hub…

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“Falmouth University is a vital link in Cornwall’s creative network, supporting both the emerging talent studying there as well as individuals and organisations living and working in our creative sector.” Charlotte Bond General Manager of Kneehigh Theatre

Research is an integral component of Falmouth’s educational landscape. It informs our teaching and aids our growth, creating a culture of collaboration and the encouraging exploration of exciting new ideas. We support a number of research clusters and groups across the creative disciplines of art, design, performance, media and writing, so PhD students have an opportunity to benefit from a diverse research community, where networking opportunities abound and innovation is the norm. A progressive culture Falmouth’s expertise and thematic focus on sustainable design and the digital economy puts it at the sharp end of contemporary creative research; research that is focused on some of the grand challenges the world today faces. It promotes a culture that will allow you to explore your areas of interest and undertake leading-edge research. – The Digital Economy – Concentrating on the creative application and competitive potential of convergent and emerging media technologies, our digital economy work supports the development of new types of online content, new business models and connected audiences and communities. This is often informed by opportunities that arise from the implementation of superfast broadband in a rural area, for example smart home technology. –S  ustainable Design – Looking at the application of contemporary design processes like user-centred design methodologies and digital manufacturing techniques, our sustainable design work considers how to meet the wide range of challenges that improve financial and environmental sustainability in a rural environment. Other examples of our research include smart energy, biomimetics and healthcare. AIR – housing the future of research Providing cutting-edge facilities and an enterprise-focused context for a diverse range of interdisciplinary research, the AIR building is a unique space that connects researchers, producers, innovators, developers and business. It encourages and fosters collaboration and promotes opportunity. Through AIR you can link your research to Cornwall – its businesses; its communities; its landscape. It will also see you working alongside other Falmouth researchers and visiting researchers from around the world, further facilitating the sharing of ideas and enquiry.


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Our PhD students Falmouth research students are currently studying a range of degrees across a variety of subjects. Here are some examples: Gemma Anderson (part-time) Gemma is an artist who specialises in collaborative projects with scientists and institutions such as Imperial College and the Natural History Museum. Her PhD, studied on a part-time basis, Isomorphology: an Investigation (through drawing, modelling and theory) into the Mathematical Forms Underlying Perceived Resemblances between Animal, Mineral and Vegetable Species and her research has resulted in published papers in the Leonardo Journal of Arts and an exhibition at the Natural History Museum. “The PhD experience so far has been invaluable in terms of developing my research and academic output as well as my teaching contribution. The research culture here at Falmouth has also enabled me to build significant links with individuals and institutions, nationally and internationally.”

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“AIR facilitates our engagement with businesses and external partners around research and innovation, knowledge transfer and intellectual property. The building is a vibrant, dynamic place where interesting things are constantly going on – from sandpit activities to leading collaborative research projects.” Professor Philip Moore Pro-Rector (Research & Innovation)

Our PhD students – 70% study full-time – Ages range from mid-20s to over 50 – Just over half are women – A quarter are international – from Europe, Asia, Canada and the USA

Digital Making: Autonomatic Research Group.

Daniel Metcalfe Daniel has a background in industrial design and his current research project looks at integrating ecological principles and habitat creation into concrete coastal structures such as seawalls, slipways and coastal defences. Based at AIR, Daniel’s project is funded by the European Social Fund and is linked to the Cornish industry through a partnership with a local concrete manufacturer and links with local marine conservation groups. “My business partner (LADDS concrete) has been very supportive in the production of test models for my research. The research community at Falmouth is varied, stimulating and interesting – I am currently working on a few collaborative projects with other researchers.” Alex Murdin With a background as both artist and arts administrator, Alex’s PhD – Art In Public and the Politics of Rural Leisure: Access and Environment – focuses its research on the politics of public art in a rural context. Connections that Alex has made at Falmouth have resulted in a number of opportunities, including an award from the Bright Sparks programme at Gunpowder Park, a residency as part of the Pride of Place public art scheme in Dorset and the current development of new work with the South West Lakes Trust. “Being a part of the Falmouth research community has been an excellent way of making connections to the latest academic thinking in my subject area. Most interesting has been the range of different artists who have visited the University, mostly via the RANE research group (Research into Art and the Natural Environment) of which I am a member.”

Digital Marketing: A drop-in surgery revealing new developments in digital media


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Supervision Our research supervisors are national and international experts in their field and include: Dr Katie Bunnell Katie is an artist specialising in ceramics, an Associate Professor of Design and a member of Falmouth’s established research group Autonomatic. She supervises research students specialising in craft and digital technology. Professor Mike Wilson Professor of Drama and Dean of Research & the Graduate School, Mike’s research focuses on popular and vernacular performance, with a particular interest in storytelling and its relationship with digital technology. He is a member of the Royal Television Society, the Society for Theatre Research and the Folklore Society.

The relationship between our research degree students and their supervisors is crucial to the success of the students’ studies. Led by the Director of Studies, the supervisory team is responsible for guiding research students through the programme. As a research student you will have a team of at least two supervisors – a Director of Studies, who will be a member of the University’s staff, and wherever possible a second supervisor will also be drawn from University staff. If the required expertise of supervision is not available internally, it is possible to appoint an external second supervisor. Falmouth’s MPhil/PhD students work alongside postdoctoral Research Fellows and a steady flow of international visiting researchers. All regularly share their enquiry through a lively and engaging programme of lectures, performances, readings, concerts and a variety of other activities. In addition, our crossinstitutional programme enables researchers in all fields to share their work and ideas. Falmouth research degrees are awarded through our partnership with University of the Arts London. MPhil/PhD Fees for 2013-14 Full-time UK/EU £4,400 per annum Part-time UK/EU £2,650 per annum International £9,800 per annum The benefits of Falmouth Undertaking research at Falmouth has numerous advantages, including: – Facilities – substantial investment means you’ll benefit from a host of new facilities, including AIR, The Exchange, the Design Centre and The Performance Centre. – A collaborative community – interdisciplinary research is encouraged and properly facilitated, allowing you to connect with other researchers and groups to fully develop new ideas and areas of enquiry. – AIR – specialising in the digital economy and sustainable design, AIR connects your research with business to allow innovation to happen alongside industry support and knowledge. – C ornwall – home to superfast broadband, a creative community of thinkers and doers, an inspiring landscape and many new businesses, Cornwall is the perfect environment in which to undertake your research. — — Postgraduate Guide


Fees and Funding Fees and charges are reviewed annually and are detailed on the course leaflets and on our website. For advice and information about tuition fees and other charges, please contact Falmouth’s Finance Office. All students Telephone +44 (0)1326 213778

Tuition fees are payable in two equal instalments. For courses that start in October the instalments are due in October and January, and for courses that start in January the instalments are due in January and May. In certain circumstances alternative arrangements may be available. Fee sheets for individual courses are available. Scholarships and bursaries

Scholarships, bursaries and funding Find the latest information: Telephone +44 (0)1326 213744

A number of bursaries and scholarships are available to home/EU and international postgraduate students at Falmouth, including: – Travel bursaries – Course-specific partial or full fee scholarships – A one-off progression discount of £500 for any postgraduate study if you have graduated from Falmouth or Dartington College of Arts in the last five years. – A funded placement scheme of up to £1,350 is available to postgraduate students who live in Cornwall during their studies and wish to undertake a placement with a business in the county Funding for international students Attracting the very best international students is important to us and we offer generous international scholarships including: – The Vice-Chancellor’s Global Scholarship of £10,900 – A one-off progression discount of £1,000 for any postgraduate study if you have graduated from Falmouth or Dartington College of Arts in the last five years – Placement bursaries of up to £500 Find out more at You can also visit Education UK to access a range of support for international students studying in the UK, including an online funding and scholarship search tool and an international student calculator to help you manage your money for your studies in the UK.


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Fulbright-Falmouth Media Award This generous award is open to students from the US seeking to study a one-year Master’s degree in one of the following courses at Falmouth: Television Production, Multimedia Broadcast Journalism, International Journalism, Creative Advertising

“Studying in Falmouth allows students to benefit from a rich regional art history and an active contemporary community while building up experience for a career in the international art world.” Charles Esche Director of the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, Holland, and visiting lecturer on MA Curatorial Practice

Funding resources Useful websites for all postgraduate students: Contains a wealth of useful information on postgraduate funding Funding search tool and forum For Broadcast Journalism students: The Broadcast Journalism Training Council’s advice on, and list of, sponsorship schemes Prospects Postgraduate Funding Guide The Essential Guide to Funding Further Study (Paperback) ISBN: 1840161299

or Professional Writing. The funding includes a waiver of all tuition fees plus £15,000 towards living costs. Find out more at Other sources of funding Professional & Career Development Loans Around 80% of all UK postgraduate students fund their studies through a Professional & Career Development Loan (PCDL). Generally aimed at postgraduate students, PCDLs are designed to help people who want to improve their career prospects, but lack the funds to invest in a suitable vocational programme. For further details, please call the freephone information number 0800 585 505 or visit – A PCDL is a bank loan designed to help you pay for work-related learning. You don’t have to start paying your loan back until at least one month after you stop training – You can take out a PCDL whether you are employed, self-employed or unemployed – PCDLs are available through an arrangement between the government and two high street banks – Remember that a PCDL is a personal loan between you and the bank, and you’re responsible for repaying it to the bank, so you need to feel confident that you will be able to manage your monthly repayments There are three areas that a PCDL can cover: 1 Course fees (up to 80% of course fees) 2 Other course costs 3 Living expenses Your loan can cover one or more of these elements, but cannot exceed £10,000 in total. PCDLs will only support the vocational or learning elements of a course. The Directory of Grant Making Trusts Published by the Charities Aid Foundation, this directory enables grant seekers to search for trusts that might aid them in funding study. The Grants Register Provides information on the availability of postgraduate and professional funding. Each entry gives details of subject area, eligibility, purpose, numbers offered, frequency, value, length of study, establishments and application procedures. Full contact details appear with each awarding organisation or individual award. The Education Grants Directory This title provides information on almost 1,400 sources of financial help for students in need, including national and local funds, statutory funds and student grants, company sponsorship, CDLs and Local Education Authority (LEA) funding. There’s also guidance on selecting the right source of funds for your needs, and advice on how to make an application. — — Postgraduate Guide


Accommodation & Welfare Accommodation office Penryn and Falmouth campuses: Telephone: +44 (0)1326 253639

Accommodation Private sector Most Falmouth students and researchers live in private sector accommodation, which is plentiful in Falmouth and Penryn, and usually within walking or cycling distance of the town centres and campuses. Residences A limited number of spaces in our student residences are available for international postgraduate students on the Penryn Campus. Contracts for our residences cover Christmas and Easter breaks.

Welfare services accommodation&welfare@ Telephone Penryn +44 (0)1326 370460 Falmouth +44 (0)1326 213735

“MA courses in Falmouth block those holes you may have and help you to be practically ready for the industry.” Jasper Cho MA Creative Advertising


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Welfare services Student Support Services provides free, confidential help and advice on any problem, throughout term-time on both campuses including: –C  ounselling service: A free and confidential service helps you manage personal and emotional difficulties. A range of appointments are available, including one-hour sessions and daily drop-in times – C haplaincy: A multi-faith chaplaincy team offering spiritual support for students of all faiths or none – Day nursery: High quality childcare and education in a safe and stimulating environment at the Falmouth campus – Health matters: A friendly nurse-clinic runs twice weekly on Penryn campus for general medical problems, including sexual health – Living support coordinator: For students experiencing welfare or behavioural issues Please note that the Students’ Union, FXU, also has welfare advisers.

Accessibility Service

Accessibility Service We’re committed to providing an environment that promotes equality of opportunity and access. If you encounter barriers to studying due to a specific learning need, or related to your physical or mental health, the Accessibility Service can discuss the practical support you need and offer help in claiming the Disabled Students’ Allowance. Disabled Students’ Allowances are available for UK students. We can also arrange diagnostic and technical needs assessments. A copy of our Disability Statement is available on our website. Support workers and allowances The Accessibility Service can also provide support workers for students who require assistance with their course such as note-taking support, hearing or visual impairment support and enabling, which are funded from your Disabled Students’ Allowance. Dyslexia Dyslexia is common in creative people. Many Falmouth students share dyslexic tendencies, and are drawn to us because of the high level of support we give. We offer screening for every student so that you can receive the right support, funding and equipment to get the most out of your studies. The Academic Skills and Learning Futures teams offer dyslexia support, specialist IT tuition, library assistance and help with literacy/numeracy skills.

Students’ Union: FXU Telephone +44 (0)1326 253604/253779

Students’ Union: FXU FXU is the representative body of students at Falmouth University and University of Exeter, Cornwall Campus. Each year during the Freshers’ Fortnight, FXU organises a mature students’ social. Following this event (if there’s sufficient interest), a formal student-run Mature Students’ Network can be set up to provide regular opportunities for social activities as well as meetings to discuss any issues of particular importance to mature students.

“The success of the previous years shows how effective the MA is – every news room I’ve ever been in has had at least one Falmouth graduate in it.” Nina Saada MA International Journalism — — Postgraduate Guide


How to Apply UK or EU MA degree applicants All enquiries regarding our postgraduate MA courses should be made in the first instance to our Admissions Office.

Post Admissions Office, Falmouth University, Falmouth Campus, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 4RH

We welcome applications from those with relevant Level 6 qualifications, or relevant equivalent experience, and a demonstrable interest in their subject. If you have professional experience, this can sometimes be substituted for traditional academic qualifications. This experience should be current (gained within the last five years) and should be equivalent to the learning outcomes of our minimum entry qualifications. Applications for all postgraduate courses can be submitted at any time. However, you’re advised to apply early because we allocate places as applications are received, and an early application will increase your chances of qualifying for any bursaries or scholarships on offer.

UK or EU Research degree applicants

UK or EU Research degree applicants

Applications can be made online at Telephone +44 (0)1326 213730

All enquiries regarding our research degrees should be made in the first instance to our Research Office/RED. Telephone +44 (0)1326 255831 Post Research Office, Falmouth University, Penryn Campus, Penryn, Cornwall TR10 9EZ International applicants for all postgraduate courses Please contact the International Office in the first instance for further information. Telephone +44 (0)1326 254259 Fax +44 (0)1326 370725 Post International Office, Falmouth University, Falmouth Campus, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 4RH


UK or EU MA degree applicants

— — Falmouth University

Applicants must have a strong academic background (2.1 or higher, MA preferred), with a clear and compelling proposal in relation to Falmouth’s research themes and, where relevant, the development of the Cornish knowledge economy. If you are interested in applying, the first step is to complete an expression of interest form on our website and submit this to the secretary of the Research Degrees Committee: The final deadline for full applications is normally early May. Applications made later than the deadline date may only be considered under exceptional circumstances. Once the application is received it will be reviewed by a panel. Candidates who are selected will then be invited to interview, to discuss their proposal and supervision requirements. Interviews are likely to take place in late June 2013 and early July 2013. International applicants for all postgraduate courses English language requirements An IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of at least 6.5 is required to study for a postgraduate degree – or a recognised equivalent. These tests must have been taken no earlier than two years before enrolling on a course at Falmouth. Applications for all postgraduate courses can be submitted at any time. However, you’re advised to apply early because we allocate places as applications are received, and an early application will increase your chances of qualifying for any international bursaries or scholarships on offer.

Open Days Open day enquiries Telephone +44 (0)1326 213706

Dedicated postgraduate open days are aimed specifically at meeting the needs of potential postgraduate students. Coming to see us is great, but if you can’t easily get to Falmouth don’t worry – we offer telephone and Skype interviews for all our courses and you can find lots of information and videos on our website at Dates and booking to attend Attendance is by advance booking only. For open day dates and to book a place using our online booking form, please visit Term dates Please visit for a full list of term dates. How to find us By rail Both our campuses are easily accessible by rail. Truro is on the main line from London Paddington to Penzance. Change at Truro for Penryn (for our Penryn campus) and Falmouth Town (for our Falmouth campus). By road For Penryn and Falmouth campuses, take the A30 to Truro and then the A39 for Penryn and Falmouth. National Express coaches run to Falmouth. By air Our nearest airports are Newquay and Exeter. Both have international connections. Choose green transport The University is committed to promoting awareness of its environmental impact. Its environmental policy is supported by a Green Travel Plan, which includes promoting bus travel, strict car parking management and improving facilities for cyclists and pedestrians. The interest and cooperation of students and staff in this respect are both encouraged and appreciated. The Green Travel Guide explaining this policy and the many sustainable travel options on offer is available at — — Postgraduate Guide


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Falmouth University Postgraduate Guide 2013  
Falmouth University Postgraduate Guide 2013