Why the University of Exeter?
The world may have changed in recent months but at the University of Exeter our shared goal continues to be to provide an exceptional education that will support your success and fulfilment in the years ahead. We are committed to ensuring that new students joining us in September will enjoy an experience that is exciting and transformative in the way all university education should be, whilst keeping you safe. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our community, wherever you are in the world.
Reasons to choose the University of Exeter:
- We are one of the top universities in the world, with world-class research and teaching, and state-of-the art facilities at all three of our campuses
- Innovative online learning environments providing a wide range of educational support and inclusive learning resources
- Exceptional graduate employability and sector-leading careers programmes that can be completed in a virtual environment
- Vibrant, diverse community that will support you throughout your time with us, from your academic tutors and support staff, to all of the friends you will meet along the way
- Three beautiful campuses in Exeter and Cornwall which are ideal places to study and live, with stunning scenery, outstanding quality of life and excellent economic prospects
Visit our dedicated page to read more reasons why you should Choose Exeter.
Which of our campuses is right for you?
The University of Exeter is fortunate to have three beautiful campuses - our Streatham and St Luke’s Campuses in Exeter and our Penryn Campus in Cornwall. Both locations offer green campuses in some of the most beautiful parts of the country and are home to 23,500 students from over 130 countries.
The campus you study at may be determined by your choice of degree, or you may have the option to choose as some of our subjects offer degree programmes at more than one campus. Our UK/EU vacancies and/or International vacancies web pages will include the name of the campus the programme available is based at.
Our Penryn Campus in Cornwall delivers high-quality, research-led teaching in addition to a wonderful lifestyle. Set in 100 acres of the UK’s most scenic countryside, and close to the waterside town of Falmouth, the campus is unique, being shared and managed jointly with Falmouth University. Whilst we have separate teaching and research facilities, our students share accommodation and social spaces which creates a vibrant mix of students from science, engineering, humanities and arts backgrounds.
Environment and sustainability underpin much of the ethos of the Penryn Campus. These themes consequently recur throughout our degree programmes as well as in student societies, clubs and the running of the campus.
Cornwall has a rich history of artistic and scientific innovation, making it a fascinating and stimulating place to attend university. Thanks to its scenic landscape and dramatic coastline, it’s also one of Europe’s favourite holiday destinations.
If you want to study in beautiful surroundings and live as part of a vibrant close-knit student community, then Cornwall is the place for you. You’ll find a fantastic student lifestyle in a safe and friendly environment, with plenty of opportunities for sporting and outdoor activities.
“I chose to study at the Penryn Campus because I think it is a unique environment in which to go to university in the UK. It has the prestige and the standards that come with a Russell Group institution but at the same time is never intimidating or overwhelming; I have never for a second felt lost in the crowd. This combined with an open and naturally beautiful campus in a location that many people choose as a holiday destination means that it is a wonderful place to live and to learn.”
George, studying English
The Streatham Campus is one of the most beautiful in the country and offers a unique environment in which to study, with lakes, parkland, woodland and gardens as well as modern and historical buildings.
Located on the eastern edge of the city centre, St Luke’s Campus is home to Sport and Health Sciences, the Medical School, the Academy of Nursing, the Department of Allied Health Professions, Education and Teacher Training students. St Luke’s has a 160 year history with a vibrant, collegiate atmosphere in which everyone soon gets to know each other.
Set in the heart of the beautiful Devon countryside, Exeter is consistently recognised as one of the best places to live, work and study in the UK. With a high quality of life and low crime rate, a fifth of Exeter’s population study or work at the University, making the city a welcoming environment for students and academics alike.
“Moving 10,000km from Zimbabwe to Exeter for university was daunting at first, but one look at the university and I instantly fell in love with the campus - not just because it has a number of coffee shops all over (although that helps) but because of the lively atmosphere and the friendly students and lecturers - you feel like a part of a community before you’ve even registered for classes!”
Cameryn, studying BA Liberal Arts
Penryn Campus tour
Take a tour of our Penryn Campus in Cornwall.
Streatham Campus tour
Take a look around our Streatham Campus, Exeter to see what it's like.
St Luke's Campus tour
Take a virtual visit around St Luke’s Campus, Exeter.
Top 15 UK university1 and Top 150 worldwide2
95% of graduates in employment or further study six months after graduation3
1The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, Guardian University Guide, Complete University Guide
2The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019
3HESA DLHE 2016/17