The University of Exeter

4.2 out of 5 (109 ratings / 96 reviews) Exeter, United Kingdom
At the University of Exeter, we offer exciting courses in beautiful and historic surroundings in South West England. As a member of the UK’s prestigious Russell Group of leading research universities, we combine excellence in teaching and research with an outstanding student experience.

Bachelor's programmes

Social Sciences (55)
Humanities (49)
Applied Sciences & Professions (4)
Education & Training (1)

Pre-Bachelor's programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (74)
Social Sciences (73)
Engineering & Technology (71)
Law (51)
Business & Management (41)
Computer Science & IT (33)
Humanities (32)
Medicine & Health (25)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (19)

About

History

The University of Exeter has been dedicated to discovery and changing lives through education since 1851 when the Exeter Schools of Art and Science were founded. In 1922 we became the University College of the South West, receiving our Charter in 1955, achieving full university status and becoming the University of Exeter.

Education

We welcome over 30,000 students from more than 150 countries to our four friendly campuses: Streatham and St Luke’s in Exeter, Devon, and Penryn and Truro in Cornwall. Our locations offer environments that are inspiring, safe places where you will soon feel at home.

We offer a wide range of undergraduate, masters and research degrees across 40 subjects, taught by world-leading academics. We are one of the world’s Top 150 universities according to the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2022 and have a 5 Stars global rating from QS.  

Research

Our research is at the heart of what we do and is making a difference across the world. We unite expertise from across our academic disciplines, breaking down barriers to create innovative solutions to complex, global challenges.

The 2021 Research Excellence Framework showed that we are doing more research, of better quality, with a bigger impact on the world than ever before. Our world-leading research impact grew more than any other Russell Group university, more than 99% or our research was rated of international quality* and 12 of our subjects were in the Top 10 for world-leading impact.**

Career

Our students come from all kinds of backgrounds and have gone on to be politicians, pop stars, activists, scientists, entrepreneurs, judges, writers and more. We will help you gain the skills and experience to compete in the global job market or go on to Masters or PhD study – whichever you want to do.  

Our degrees are designed to stimulate creativity, entrepreneurship, a global outlook, leadership, teamwork, analytical skills, resilience and imagination – all qualities employers are looking for. We offer a range of innovative employability programmes – run both in curriculum and extra-curricular, such as Grand Challenges, the Exeter Award and Professional Pathways and others.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021

GSSA 2021

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2021. Universities with a score above 4.0 (out of 5) in any of the 8 award categories, receive Badges of Excellence. Congratulations!

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2022
143 31
2021
174 -28
2020
146
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2022
149 15
2021
164 -1
2020
163
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2021
151
2020
151
2019
151
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2022
-
2021
164 -3
2020
161
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.

Services

Student services

Your health, safety and wellbeing is important and now more than ever you need to take care of yourself and look after your mental health. We have a wide range of wellbeing services and resources which are available in a safe and accessible way, including mental health support. 

We offer a range of support services at all our campuses such as: 

·         Personal tutor 

·         Disability support 

·         Childcare 

·         Religious provision 

·         Impartial advice 

·         Emotional and mental health support 

·         Students’ Guild and SU student advice services 

Housing services

It’s important to have somewhere to call home when you go to university. Whether you want catered or self-catered, on or off campus, we have dedicated accommodation to suit you on all our campuses. Wherever you choose, living in university accommodation is a great way to expand your world by meeting people from different backgrounds and cultures, studying different subjects.  

Our accommodation website for our Exeter campuses and Penryn Campus gives you full details of all our residences, and can guide you through how to choose where you want to live. We regularly update our accommodation blog with advice and stories about student living. 

Library services

We have dedicated libraries on all our campuses, and our Streatham and Penryn libraries are open 24/7 during term time. We have 1.2million e-books and 1million print books across our campuses as well as thousands of other digital resources, and our collections are expanding all the time.  

ICT services

From the mobile app and student portal – where you can access your timetable, email, library account and much more – to our highspeed wired and wireless network across our campuses and halls of residence, we make sure you have all the IT support you need to succeed.  

We offer a high-quality digital learning experience, providing the flexibility to study wherever you are.  

Medical services

The University of Exeter provides a Health Centre, students from overseas are encouraged to register to access NHS services during your time in the UK. 

Student Life

Campus life

We’re lucky to have some of the most beautiful, green campuses in the UK, providing plenty of areas to socialise with friends and enjoy green landscapes and outside space. 

The Streatham Campus, the University’s largest site in Exeter, is built around a country estate overlooking the city and is readily acknowledged as one of the most beautiful in the country.

St Luke's Campus is located on the east side of the city centre, just over a mile from Streatham Campus. 

The Penryn Campus is set in 100 acres of countryside, close to the waterside town of Falmouth, and boasts beautiful views over the Fal estuary.  

Sports facilities

The University of Exeter is home to some of the best sports facilities in the South West with world-class sports facilities for beginners and athletes alike. We’re the #1 sports university in the south of England and Wales, and we frequently finish top 5 in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) rankings each year.

Sport is an important part of the student experience, and we believe sport and wellness should be embedded in student life. Our superb facilities allow us to offer a large variety of participation opportunities for all students.  

Student clubs

From ‘Anatomy’ to ‘Zero Waste’, there are more than 350 societies that you could join. 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.

Accreditation

The University of Exeter Business School is proud to be among the 1% of the very best global institutions to gain Triple Crown accreditation from the three largest and most influential business school accreditation organisations worldwide: AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA.

Student Reviews

An aspiring climatologist
Anonymous rated 1 out of 5 stars

It's a great experience for me to study in one of the prestigious university

it's okay
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

Department very good, lecturers great. Social life not great, Location not great.

Very enjoyable time at the university of exeter
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

My time at the University of Exeter so far has been challenging at first due to the pandemic, however online lessons were still extremely helpful. I am enjoying my degree a lot more now that lessons are in person and the social aspect much better. I feel that my degree has made large improvements to my business knowledge. On top of this I have enjoyed the extra curricular...

Exeter, England, United Kingdom

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