Terms and conditions


The information contained within the Postgraduate Study site forms part of the current entry prospectus. Every effort is made to ensure that the information presented is correct and up to date. The University will use reasonable endeavours to deliver programmes and other services in accordance with the descriptions provided.

The University, however, reserves the right to make variations to programme contents, entry requirements and methods of delivery, and to discontinue, merge or combine programmes, both before and after a student’s admission to the University, if such action is reasonably considered necessary by the University.

Degree programmes and options

In the event that, prior to the student commencing the first term of study for any programme described in this Prospectus, the University discontinues the programme, the student may either (1) withdraw from the University without any liability for fees, or (2) transfer to such other programme (if any) as may be offered by the University for which the student is qualified. If in these circumstances the student wishes to withdraw from the University and to enrol in a course at a different University, the University shall use its reasonable endeavours to assist the student.

Once the student has commenced the first term of study, if:

(a) the University’s ability to deliver programmes or other services in accordance with the descriptions provided is compromised by circumstances beyond the control of the University (eg third party industrial action), the University will use all reasonable endeavours to minimise disruption as far as it is practical to do so;

(b) the programme is cancelled or substantially varied from that described in the Prospectus for reasons other than circumstances beyond the University's reasonable control, the University will use reasonable endeavours to provide a suitable replacement programme. If the student does not wish to accept the replacement programme, the student shall be entitled to withdraw from the programme. In the event of such withdrawal the University shall make an appropriate refund of course fees.


If the University makes you an offer of a place, you must make sure that you are aware of the terms on which the offer is based, for example the year in which you start your programme and the length of your programme. If you are uncertain, please contact the University for confirmation of the details, before you accept the offer. Further information on the conditions required to meet your offer can be found on our once you have an offer webpage.

In submitting an application to the University you are declaring that all the information you have given is true, complete and accurate. In the event that any of the information provided is found to be false, it is University policy to terminate the application and to withdraw any offer of study.

Regulations for students

All students will be required to abide by the University’s Charter, Statutes, Ordinances and Regulations as a condition of enrolment. These include, without prejudice to the generality of that statement, academic regulations, arrangements for appeals and grievances, disciplinary regulations and regulations covering the use of the Library and IT facilities. Copies are available on request from the Registry (registry@exeter.ac.uk) and can be accessed at Studying rules and regulations.