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The Key Information Set (KIS) was introduced by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) in 2012; to enable applicants to compare universities and university courses. It contains some key data such as fees, accommodation costs and assessment information.


We understand that finding the right place to live is just as important as finding the right course to study. Here at the Cornwall College Group we have a list of accommodation around the local areas of each of our campuses that are available to you.

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All programmes are developed with industry, giving you the chance to work on live projects, so you start your career before you graduate.

The diversity of our curriculum means you could study surf science on a beach, zoology at Newquay Zoo, or marine science in Falmouth. We are also introducing new three-year honours degree programmes every year.

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If you are planning to join us in 2015 and live in the EU you will be glad to know that our fees are set from £7,500 per year. A range of scholarships and bursaries are available.

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Yes you can apply through UCAS for any of our full-time programmes right up until Clearing starts at the end of June. For full details about the admissions process, and how Clearing works, please visit

The good news is that part-time learners can now apply for a loan to cover tuition fees. Find out more information at

No, if you are thinking of joining us as a part-time learner, a UCAS application is not required. Please call our admissions office on 0845 22 32 567 for an application and we will arrange an interview for you.

Living and studying in Cornwall puts you at the heart of one of the most popular destinations in the UK.

As well as being a mecca for land and sea-based adventure sports its reputation as a surfing hotspot means Cornwall has a burgeoning music and festival culture, including the hugely popular Boardmasters and Eden Sessions plus great bars and restaurants. Find out more about Cornwall

Excellent links with local industry with great work placements and graduate employment opportunities

We have excellent links with local employers across all sectors of industry in the South West and a highly successful partnership with Plymouth University. Our graduates benefit from Cornwall College’s in-house recruitment company, Concorde Recruitment, which offers a recruitment service for businesses in Cornwall and Devon. We are also the home of Unlocking Potential which places graduates with local companies – 70% of graduates placed by them are offered a permanent position with their host company at the end of their placement.

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We are dedicated to ensuring enterprise and employability is at the heart of our programmes

Our dedication to enterprise and employability means you will studying a degree that is relevant to working life, designed with and supported by employers. Enterprise and employability are at the centre of all of our programmes and we pride ourselves on giving our graduates access to the best advice and help. We want you to gain experience as well as knowledge – so less time in lectures and more time on practical projects. All of our foundation degree courses include a Personal & Employability Skills Development module, developed in conjunction with international industry consultants Deloitte.

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A full and diverse range of subjects and qualifications delivered across our seven specialist campuses

We offer the widest range of foundation degrees in the South West. Our specialist campuses at Duchy College Rosewarne and Stoke Climsland are international renowned for their provision in horticulture, land-use, conservation, animal studies public services and sport. Our Falmouth Marine School campus has an excellent reputation for marine engineering, science and sport; our campus at Newquay works closely with Newquay Zoo and Blue Reef Aquarium to offer excellent hands-on experience in ecology, zoology and marine aquaculture. Sport is flourishing at St Austell and Camborne, which also offers creative arts, business and IT, health, early years and social sciences, hospitality and tourism plus science engineering and technology. Our campus at Saltash also specialises in early years and business and our School of Education and Training offers specialist qualification ins education at our Camborne, Duchy Stoke Climsland, Saltash and St Austell campuses.

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Our bursaries and scholarships will help to help ease your financial burden

As well as the nationally available loans and grants from the Student Loans Company and central Government we offer our own bursaries and scholarships to ease your financial burden. If you are planning to take a full-time foundation degree or bachelor’s degree at any of our campuses you may qualify for a college bursary or scholarship. Our Core Bursaries help with your transport, childcare, accommodation, specialist equipment and general living expenses. For those with a low household income we also offer National Scholarship Programme Bursaries and our own scholarships.

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For the latest information on what is available click here or if you wish to talk to someone about your particular circumstances, please contact our Admissions team either via e-mail or call 0845 22 32 567.

We offer excellent value for money

We understand the importance of value for money when it comes to education. There is an increasing demand among undergraduates to ensure that education is not only of the highest quality but is also affordable. That is why we have fixed our full-time degree-level tuition fees for 2015 at £8,000 per year for all home and EU students.

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When you use the Unistats website you’ll notice our courses (including those at Falmouth Marine School and Duchy College) are listed under both Cornwall College and Plymouth University. This is because our foundation and bachelor’s degrees are awarded by Plymouth University. KIS uses information from courses with more than 23 students and because our average class size can be below this the information for some courses may not reflect the quality of our courses and our learners’ experience.

HEFCE used a number of sources to collate the data. Some was provided by the universities and colleges and some via centralised centres (for example the National Student Survey data).

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