University profile

University of Exeter

2018/19 edition

About University of Exeter

One of the world’s top universities, Exeter is renowned for excellence in teaching and research. The university was awarded TEF Gold in the first Teaching Excellence Framework and the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) rated 98% of Exeter’s research as international quality. Students at the University - whether based in the city itself or at our campuses in Cornwall – benefit from living on one of the most beautiful parts of the UK.

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Worldwide reputation

Featuring in the top 200 in the QS World University Rankings 2018 and the THE World University Rankings 2018, Exeter is a member of the prestigious Russell Group. Research strengths include: environment and sustainability including marine, health – including dementia and humanities and social sciences including heritage.

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Departments information

The University is made up of six academic colleges:

Future career prospects

Exeter postgraduates have a high success rate at graduate level work within major multinational companies and in the public sector, helped by its reputation and relationships with employers who regularly attend careers fairs held on campus. By working closely with industry to understand their needs, the university designs postgraduate programmes which produce graduates with the knowledge and skills that businesses tell us they require. Find out more on the website.

English language support

The INTO University of Exeter Centre offers intensive, pre-sessional courses to help to raise your linguistic ability to the required standard for postgraduate study.

Facilities and support arrangements

In recent years more than £500 million has been invested in facilities across Exeter’s campuses. This has included new and redeveloped spaces for teaching, learning, research and studying, as well as sport, accommodation and social spaces. On campus childcare facilities are available at Streatham, Exeter and Penryn, Cornwall.

Fees, funding and costs

Postgraduate fees vary and are specified in course listings. You can find out more about Exeter’s fee structure and your fee status on the fees page. Search for scholarships and funding on the funding database.


Set in the heart of the beautiful Devon countryside, Exeter is consistently rated as one of the best places to live, work and study in the UK. With a high quality of life, a low crime rate and good transport links, it’s a safe and welcoming environment for students.

Could there be a more perfectly located city? It has two national parks and plenty of coastline on the doorstep

Top 10 places to live 2017 The Times


The university offers guaranteed accommodation for first year international postgraduate students who apply by our deadline. The city and surrounding area has a good stock of private accommodation to suit different budgets.


Small but perfectly formed, Exeter’s vibrant nightlife takes in clubs, pubs, live music, and much more besides. One of the foodie centres of the South West, the city offers an exceptional array of choice for eating out and fabulous local produce for eating in. Museums, independent theatres and cinemas, and a busy cultural calendar all contribute to a thriving scene.

How to apply

Apply for your postgraduate course on Exeter’s website. Applications are open until the start of the course in October but as scholarships are awarded from the beginning of the application cycle, an early application is encouraged to ensure you are considered before all funds are allocated.


Exeter holds postgraduate open days in November. Book your place on the website.

Contact details

+44 (0)1392 723044
The University of Exeter
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