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The University of Exeter

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.

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Natural Sciences & Mathematics (81)
Social Sciences (79)
Engineering & Technology (77)
Law (49)
Business & Management (42)
Humanities (41)
Computer Science & IT (34)
Medicine & Health (28)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (18)

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.

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.

Recent breakthroughs to come out of the University of Exeter’s research include using drone surveys and computer modelling to plot extreme arctic erosion, improving diagnosis and treatment for cancer and diabetes (for which we were awarded a prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize) and developing a 7-point plan to battle the climate emergency via economic reform. 

Career

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.

Services

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

      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 across the city to the north-west.
      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. It offers peace and tranquillity as well as a lively student community with a vibrant mixture of students from science, engineering, humanities and arts backgrounds.

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.

Exeter, England, United Kingdom

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