University of Exeter

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Intake Periods September 2023

About University of Exeter

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. It's a lively, vibrant city with a strong independent sector. There are boutique shops alongside high street stores, and quirky cafes peppered amongst independent restaurants using locally sourced produce.

The cathedral city of Exeter is Devon's capital and the exquisite coastline and impressive national parks are only a short drive, cycle, bus or train journey away. With direct flights from Exeter to London, the city is better connected and more accessible than ever.

The city is home to a diverse and dynamic arts and culture scene that sets it firmly on the map as the cultural centre of the South West; it’s what makes Exeter a vibrant place to live and study.

Located in the South West of England, the University of Exeter is a member of the prestigious Russell Group and is ranked amongst the UK’s top universities in the Higher Education league tables produced by the Times, and is inside the top 150 in the QS and THE World University rankings.

Exeter is ranked the 46th most international university in the world, and has been awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for combatting the effects of marine plastic pollution.

Since it was first granted its Royal Charter in 1955, the university has enjoyed an excellent reputation for its teaching, research and international outlook, delivering a wide range of foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.

It has a vibrant community of over 27,000 students from 150 different countries represented across six academic colleges and 40 subject areas.

The university campuses are set within a beautiful area of the United Kingdom consisting of outstanding sandy beaches and rugged, open countryside, which offer fantastic locations for recreation and relaxation.

Exeter is a modern city with a rich history, and students enjoy the benefit of a campus-based University within easy walking distance of the vibrant city centre. The Penryn Campus in Cornwall offers the very latest academic, research and residential facilities set in 100 acres of countryside close to the waterside town of Falmouth, with beautiful views over the Fal estuary.

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What their Students Say

“I chose to study at Exeter because it is a beautiful city with pleasant weather. It is also very safe to live here. I also found two very nice PhD supervisors at the university. The vibe on campus is friendly and lively, and I am amazed by how beautiful our St Luke’s campus is. It is small but beautiful with history. I organized a PhD social group, and we meet once in a while for coffee breaks. The group members are female PhDs from various disciplines. I also joined the postgraduate society and enjoy their events a lot.

My typical day would be working at my desk at the PhD office space, communicate with my peers at X-Keys during lunch break, attend modules on research (if there’s any on the day), and play badminton with friends before heading back home.”

China, PhD in Education
Student at UoE

“I chose to study at Exeter because of the geographical location, the pleasant climate and the authentic language atmosphere.

Every teacher here is kind and will listen patiently to your academic problems in person or you can discuss with them via email. The campus is a busy place on a weekday, with students rushing to class, those enjoying themselves on the steps in front of the building with headphones on, and of course those studying in the library.

But at the weekend, the campus seems to be all yours, with only a few people enjoying themselves on the quiet grass.

If you want to enjoy British natural views while you study, Exeter is the best city to live and study in the Southwest of England since it is also a tourist city, so don’t miss out on the opportunity to come to Exeter if you love to travel.”

China, MA Special Educational Needs
Student stood outside of light house

University of Exeter Subject Areas

Subject Areas

Accounting and Finance, Arts and Humanities, Business and Management, Civil Engineering, Classics and Ancient History, Computing and IT, Criminology, Drama and Dance, Economics, Education, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, English Literature, Environmental Studies, Food Science, Forensic Science and Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Studies, Health and Social Care, History, Hospitality, Event Management and Tourism, International Relations, Languages, Law, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Nursing and Midwifery, Philosophy, Physics, Politics, Psychology, Religious Studies, Science, Sociology, Sports and fitness, Supply Chain and Logistics

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