Research course

Research Degrees

Falmouth University · Falmouth University

Entry requirements

The normal minimum entry requirement for a place on the Research Degree at Falmouth University is an upper second class honours (2:1) degree of a British university or recognised institution of higher education, or an equivalent qualification from an institution outside of the UK.

However, a Master's degree in an appropriate subject is considered to be a particularly valuable preparation for the academic and intellectual demands of an MPhil or PhD. In some instances, applicants without the minimum academic requirement as outlined above may be considered for a place on the Research Degree if they can demonstrate appropriate alternative qualifications, relevant professional experience, or previous research.

Months of entry


Course content

Research and Innovation at Falmouth University is built on the principle of open innovation - the idea that the grand challenges of our age can be addressed most effectively when tackled collaboratively across disciplinary boundaries.

Researchers at Falmouth apply ideas and methodologies derived from the creative industries to tackle real-world challenges in a wide range of sectors. Their creative and innovative approaches are enabling new knowledge, solutions, services and products that have a tangible impact in the world.

We are committed to research that has an impact on the world around us; both on our doorstep and across the world.

As a research student, you’ll join a dynamic research culture that drives the University’s academic profile and underpins its contribution to economic, social and cultural advancement. Research and innovation are central to Falmouth’s identity as a global creative university, and interdisciplinary research is positively encouraged in everything we do.

We offer both standard route and practice-based research degrees leading to a MPhil or PhD, currently awarded through our partnership with University of the Arts London.

Research can be carried out in any field of study that aligns with one or more of our eleven research programmes, and of Digital Economy, Design Thinking or Creative Connected Communities.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
72 months


part time
96 months
full time
48 months

Course contact details

Research Office
+44 (0)1326 255831