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The University of Exeter

4.3 out of 5 (92 ratings / 82 reviews) Exeter, England, United Kingdom
At the University of Exeter we combine teaching excellence and high levels of student satisfaction with world class research. We are a member of the Russell Group of leading research-intensive universities. Our success is built on a strong partnership with our students and a clear focus on high performance.

Master's Programmes

Social Sciences (53)
Business & Management (39)
Agriculture & Forestry (2)
Journalism & Media (2)

Pre-Master's Programmes

Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)



As part of a radical vision for the city, schools of Art and Science were founded in Exeter in 1851. Challenging opposition and driven by ambition from the start, these humble beginnings were the first steps towards establishing the University of Exeter.

Formed in 1955, the University has 22,085 students from more than 130 different countries. 


The University of Exeter offers a wide range of programmes which seek to develop key attributes of the students such as:

    The ability to think critically, analyse, and challenge, is the essence of what makes Exeter students valuable citizens, attractive graduate employees and investable entrepreneurs.Exeter graduates will possess the creativity and drive to inspire change, with an ability to work collaboratively with the widest range of people, whatever their chosen professions.

    All Exeter students will graduate with experience of leading and effecting change, empowering them to make a responsible and sustainable difference as a future leader, whatever the context.


As a Russell Group University our research makes a difference across the world. We are leaders in cutting-edge science, engineering, mathematics, and medicine research, and have a world-class reputation in the humanities and social sciences.

Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today and, in order to continue our reputation, we are furthering investment in research infrastructure.

We are constantly seeking new ways to engage with government, industry, and the community in order to build productive, sustainable partnerships and tackle some of the fundamental issues facing humankind.


At the Career Zone, we want to help you with your career planning, whatever stage you are at. Whether it's a case of not knowing the sector you’re interested in yet or the options that your degree offers you. Or perhaps you are very clear on your chosen career, want to skip those early stages and get help with your applications, this Career Planning section of our website should help you.

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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Student services

    The International Student Exchange and Support Office can offer a range of advice and assistance to international students on a wide number of issues. Student Services delivers the high quality support services that are critical to the student journey and to the delivery of an excellent student experience. Student Services is critical to every student and throughout their time at the university. We deliver the teaching timetable and provide the support to ensure the technology in learning spaces works to support students learning. 

Housing services

As a student, moving from University accommodation into the community can be an exciting time. Renting a house or flat with friends and living in the community will be a big part of your university life. 

The University offers a wide range of accommodation, from catered halls, self-catering flats and shared houses to self-contained family flats.

Many students will need to secure private accommodation in the City as the University of Exeter offers its 5,500 bed spaces to those students who meet our Accommodation Guarantee.

Library services

The library underpins education and research by providing extensive digital and physical academic information resources including more than 1.2 million e-books and 1.2 million physical library resources.  With subscriptions to over 53,500 journal titles, library users access more than 2 million journal articles online every year.

Medical services

The University of Exeter provides a Health Centre which students can access on the basis of appointments. Students from overseas are also encouraged to register with us to access all NHS services during your time in the UK. 

Student Life

Campus life

    Streatham Campus, Exeter: The campus is one of the most beautiful in the country and offers a unique environment in which to study, with lakes, parkland, woodland and gardens to enjoy throughout the yearSt Luke's Campus, Exeter: Students have studied at St Luke’s for over 150 years and although much has changed over the years, the campus has retained a vibrant, collegiate atmosphere in which everyone soon gets to know each otherOur Cornwall campuses: The Penryn Campus offers the very latest academic, research and residential facilities. Made up of around 4,000 students, the campus gives you intimacy and friendliness, in an arrangement that we think is unique as we share the campus with Falmouth University.

Sports facilities

The University of Exeter is home to some of the best sports facilities in the South West. We are dedicated to providing an excellent sporting experience to players at all levels from across the community. Over the last decade we have invested in excess of £20million in the creation of the highest quality training environments and resources for the development, coaching and playing of sport.

Student clubs

In Exeter, thousands of students sign up to over 180 different Guild-affiliated societies. These societies cover a wide range of activities enabling our students to get fully involved with university life. Societies range from the conventional (such as English Soc, Ski Club, Photosoc and Jazz Orchestra), to the more esoteric (such as the Chocolate Society and Hide and Seek Society). You can get involved with the running of any of these and if there’s a society you want that we don’t have, we’ll help you set it up.

Student Reviews

My University Life in Exeter
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

University of Exeter has an excellent overall support system for students particularly career support. It is beneficial for international student who would like to work in UK. However, university of Exeter has to improve its facilities and equipment to facilitate different clubs and societies better.

Computer Science at Exeter
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I have loved my first year at the University of Exeter. I stayed in Lopes Hall, a catered halls of residence on Streatham Campus. I really liked my room and flat, and the food was great every day with a wide variety to choose from, including vegetarian and vegan options! Streatham is a beautiful campus with lots of green areas, and great facilities in the Forum including...

Nice environment and learning culture
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Like the learning atmosphere and culture in Exeter; Loving city and community to live in Like to blend of theoretical and practical learning Like the environment of the school campus and the city Had a chance to watch Exeter City FC playing

Exeter, England, United Kingdom

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