The amount of fieldwork we do is unequalled in other similar courses; from Scottish Highlands to African plains, we see it all. All the trips are not just amazing opportunities to learn in the field and explore the natural world, they are brilliant chances to get to know both fellow students and lecturers too.

Mel Smee, Conservation Biology and Ecology student

Research-led teaching

Our world-leading marine research underpins a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes that are listed below.

Based in the College of Life and Environmental Sciences, Biosciences at the University of Exeter is a vibrant and rapidly expanding centre for research and teaching across a broad spectrum of biological sciences.

Undergraduate students are taught by world-leading experts in subjects at the frontiers of science, including systems biology, conservation and ecology, whole organism biology and microbiology, molecular and cellular biology, computational biology and biological chemistry.

Our degrees are also available with study abroad or industrial and professional placements.

Undergraduate programmesCampus

BSc Animal Behaviour

Penryn

BSc Biochemistry

Streatham

BSc Biological and Medicinal Chemistry

Streatham

BSc Biological Sciences

Streatham
BSc Conservation Biology and Ecology Penryn
BSc Environmental Sciences Penryn
BSc Evolutionary Biology Penryn
BSc Human Biosciences  
BA/BSc Human Sciences Penryn
BSc Marine Biology Penryn
BSc Zoology Penryn

Postgraduate students join a community of world-leading experts in subjects ranging from evolutionary biology, conservation and ecology, through whole organism biology and microbiology, to molecular and cellular biology, computational biology and biological chemistry. Students are supported by the Doctoral College, which offers institution-wide support, training, and administration for all of our postgraduate and early career researchers.

Postgraduate programmesCampus
MSc Applied Ecology Penryn
MSc Conservation and Biodiversity Penryn
MSc Evolutionary and Behavioural Ecology Penryn
MSc Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture Streatham
MPhil/PhD Biological Sciences Penryn
MPhil/PhD Biological Sciences Streatham
MSc by Research Biological Sciences Penryn
MSc by Research Biological Sciences Streatham

Geography offers world class research and teaching at the frontiers of social and natural sciences.

Undergraduate Geography offers challenging programmes that aim to develop student’s ability to better understand the world, as well as the knowledge and skills to shape solutions for the future. Through our programmes students will consider critical global issues and challenges of the 21st century that are likely to affect environments and societies in the coming years. Our degrees are also available with professional placement or study abroad.

Undergraduate programmesCampus
BSc Environmental Science Penryn
MSci Environmental Science Penryn
BA/BSc Flexible Combined Honours Penryn
BA/BSc Flexible Combined Honours Streatham
BA/BSc Geography Penryn
BA Geography Streatham
BSc Geography Streatham
BSc Natural Sciences Streatham
MSc Natural Sciences Streatham

Postgraduate Geography at the University of Exeter offers a lively, thriving and innovative research environment at campuses in both Cornwall and Exeter. We offer a range of innovative taught programmes, relevant to 21st century challenges and developed with input from industry. Students are supported by the Doctoral College which offers institution-wide support, training, and administration for all of our postgraduate and early career researchers.

Postgraduate programmesCampus
MSc Conservation Science and Policy Penryn
MSc Sustainable Development Penryn
MSc Sustainable Development (Climate Change and Risk Management) Penryn
MRes Critical Human Geographies Streatham
MPhil/PhD Human/Physical Geography Penryn & Streatham
MPhil/PhD Environment, Energy and Resilience Penryn & Streatham
MSc by Research Geography Penryn & Streatham

Psychology at Exeter has over 60 academic staff, many research staff, and over 200 postgraduate students, including nearly 100 postgraduate research students. Our staff is recognised internationally for academic excellence, high quality research and applied output.

Our MSc Animal Behaviour is unusual in that it is offered within a Psychology department. This benefits you by providing a strong background in a broad cross-section of research methods used by researchers studying human and animal behaviour, a strong training in statistical methods and multidisciplinary study environment.

Postgraduate programmesCampus
MSc Animal Behaviour Streatham

In Renewable Energy our academics are committed to working with a diverse range of stakeholders to ensure a better informed and more inclusive approach to sustainable energy solutions. We have expertise in energy policy, marine renewables, bio-fuels, electrical power and networks, wind, photo-voltaic and thermal technologies.

Specialising in energy engineering with a focus on clean and renewable energy technologies for over a decade, our programmes are well established in providing graduate engineers to the sector. They offer excellent vocational training in the areas of renewable and clean energy, but with each programme tailored to students strengths and with a clear progression towards employability outcomes for each. The BEng/MEng is tailored to students who want to focus on an engineering career, while the BSc programme has a broader remit towards consultancy or policy opportunities.

Undergraduate programmesCampus
BEng Energy Engineering Penryn
MEng Energy Engineering Penryn
MEng Energy Engineering with Industrial Experience Penryn
BSc Renewable Energy Penryn

Postgraduate research opportunities enhanced by expert academic supervision and excellent field and laboratory research facilities.

Postgraduate programmesCampus
MSc by Research/MPhil/PhD Renewable Energy Penryn
EngD in Offshore Renewable Energy Penryn