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The University of Exeter: Profile

Making the exceptional happen

The University of Exeter was given its charter in 1955, but has educational roots stretching back more than 150 years. Today we are one of the top 100 universities in the world, a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities, and we consistently rank in the top 10 of all major UK higher education league tables. We combine academic excellence and world-leading research with stunning campuses in the most beautiful part of the UK.

Study in a beautiful location

Study in a beautiful location

Our colleges and campuses

Our six academic colleges cover every aspect of the sciences, humanities, social sciences, business, and medicine, and we offer more than 100 taught master’s programmes as well as research degrees in every subject area. Our four campuses – two each in Exeter and Cornwall – cover nearly 500 acres and are regularly recognised as the most beautiful in the country.

Over the last decade, we have invested heavily in our facilities – from study spaces and laboratories to student accommodation and sports facilities – making our campuses as cutting-edge as they are beautiful, and perfectly suited to postgraduate study.

Enjoy the University of Exeter’s cutting-edge student facilities

Our research

The University is a vibrant centre for new ideas, and our research makes a difference around the world. We have a high proportion of early career researchers, and a strong emphasis on postgraduate research students, supported by our Doctoral College. We have won the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for our research three times and saw outstanding results at the REF 2014 performance, where 98% of our research was classed as being of international quality; we were subsequently awarded the third highest funding increase of all UK universities from HEFCE.

Our students

Our students are amongst the most satisfied in the UK; we’ve consistently finished in the upper rankings of the National Student Survey, and our award-winning Students’ Guild regularly achieves exceptionally high levels of student participation, from societies and sports to student elections and community volunteering. Our students come from every type of background and from all over the world; in 2014 and 2015 we received awards for providing the best international student experience in the UK.

We believe that higher education has the power to transform people’s lives, via the benefits of studying and through the impact of research. Our students demand a great deal of us and we of them – we aim to make our teaching and research inspirational and their learning experience exceptional.

Our campuses have the space for you to reach your potential


Our Global Excellence Scholarship consists of more than £300,000 worth of scholarships dedicated to students of outstanding academic quality applying to postgraduate programmes starting in autumn 2016. Together with other schemes offered this year, we are offering postgraduate scholarships worth more than half a million pounds.

Postgraduate Open Days

Our Postgraduate Open Days are a fantastic opportunity to speak to our academics and current postgraduate students. You will be able to find out more about our individual programmes and about scholarships and funding, and experience our campuses and facilities first-hand.

Campus Date Venue
Streatham (Exeter) Friday 20th November 2015 The Forum
Penryn (Cornwall) Monday 23rd November 2015 The Exchange

For full details and to register your interest please visit our website: www.exeter.ac.uk/postgraduate/opendays

Contact us

Phone: 0300 555 60 60 (UK callers)
Or: +44(0)1392 723044 (EU/International callers)
Email: pg-ad@exeter.ac.uk