Falmouth University Business

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Falmouth University Business

Learn how to run a business by doing just that; setting up and growing a real venture with like-minded individuals. Testing your new found knowledge in an industry context, you’ll gain the experience needed to stand out to employers or launch your own company.

Surrounded by creativity and professional facilities, you’ll learn core business skills while developing a wide range of business ideas, with the opportunity to work with students from other courses. If you’re particularly seeking to enter the creative industries, the fastest growing economic sector in the UK, where better to study than at the UK’s No.1 Arts University?


  • Learn business skills and apply them in a real company with real customers
  • Become part of an international community learning through the team entrepreneurship approach
  • Develop a product or service with the chance of making a real profit
  • Develop your collaboration, team-working and leadership skills
  • Create your own network of contacts for the future

How the course is taught

Based on the principles of the internationally proven model first developed in Finland, the course is studied full-time from our Penryn Campus. You’ll be matched with other budding entrepreneurs to form a ‘Team Company’ in which you will be an equal owner/shareholder. Typically a private company limited by shares, this is a real business trading with customers and forms a ‘learning team’ with which to innovate, share experiences and build knowledge.

You’ll develop your business knowledge through workshops, team-coaching sessions, dialogue, learning groups, visiting entrepreneurs and your own research. Straight away you apply this to your business so you ‘learn by doing’ and develop as a team entrepreneur. We support you to spot and implement business opportunities and to take on leadership roles in finance, marketing and business operations. We’ll challenge you to experiment and learn from your failures as well as your successes.

Your entrepreneurial activity generates the evidence for your course work assessments.

Please note that as this course involves setting up a business in the UK, we regret that this course is not available to international (non-EU) applicants who would require a Tier 4 Student Visa.

Course outline

The three strands: ‘Business’; ‘Teams’ and ‘Personal development’ means you can learn and apply your business knowledge as well as develop your capability to initiate, lead and contribute to teams at the same time developing your self-leadership, confidence, resilience and interpersonal skills. At Falmouth University you have the potential to collaborate with people and courses right across the creative industries.

Entry Requirements

A typical offer is between 104 and 120 UCAS points for entry to undergraduate courses, primarily from Level 3 equivalent qualifications such as A levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma or a Foundation Diploma.

You can check how many points your qualifications are worth using the online UCAS Tariff Calculator

Due to the creative nature of our courses, you will be considered on your own individual merit and potential to succeed. We encourage you to get in touch if you are predicted points below this range, thinking about transferring from another institution, or if you have other qualifications or professional experience as we may be able to consider you. More information is available on our Apply page

English language requirements
You must have a minimum of Grade 4 (or C) or above in GCSE English Language, or equivalent, for entry to our undergraduate courses.

If English is not your first language, we accept a range of recognised language qualifications that are equivalent to the IELTS Academic minimum score of 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you must take an approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) to fulfil government visa requirements. Please read more about language requirements on our Apply page

Our Admissions team are here to help you with advice and guidance throughout your application journey. We invite you to contact them with any questions you may have.

+44 (0)1326 213730