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The roots of the Graduate School of Education predate those of the University itself, and as such we have over 177 years of experience in Education. We are a leading centre for the study of Education, offering a wide range of PGCE and Education-based postgraduate courses. Our educational research advances policy, theory and practice and contributes to the broader vision of Education, both nationally and internationally. We have highly respected, internationally recognised programmes in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).  Our TESOL programmes attract a large number of students from different countries, from all types of institutions and all age groups.

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The South West of England is a top holiday destination thanks to its mild climate and beautiful surroundings.  Transport links to London and the rest of the UK and Europe are excellent.  Exeter is a historic, safe, student-friendly city with a population of around 120,000 and a thriving arts scene.  As the regional capital, students have access to a great range of shops, restaurants and leisure facilities.

The University of Exeter was given charter in 1955, but has educational roots stretching back more than 150 years. Today, we are amongst the top universities worldwide and a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research intensive universities. We combine academic excellence and world-leading research with stunning campuses in the most beautiful part of the UK.

In recent years we have cemented our reputation for excellence in teaching and research; Exeter is now ranked 149th in the prestigious QS World University Rankings 2022. We received a significant boost to our research funding following our outstanding performance in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.

The University of Exeter has approximately 19,000 full time students, 25 per cent of whom are International. Our thriving multi-national community of staff and students from over 130 countries ensures you will receive a warm welcome whichever programme of study you choose.

Our international community of researchers has an excellent record of winning external funding, and our research centres provide structure and support, promoting collaboration and impact. We are: 

  • 6th in the UK for world-leading and internationally excellent research in Education (REF2014)
  • Top 80 for Education in the Times higher World University Rankings 2017
  • Top 150 in the world for Education (QS World University Rankings 2020)
  • Home to one of the largest education libraries in the UK

Located on the historic and beautiful St Luke’s Campus, we provide excellent support for all our postgraduate students. This ideal setting is within easy walking distance of both the city centre and the University’s Streatham Campus, where students are encouraged to make use of the additional facilities available to them.

The School has specialist facilities to support your studies, including one of the largest Education libraries in the UK, a print unit with full reprographic services and extensive IT facilities.

The Graduate School of Education and staff from the University of Exeter’s International team regularly travel overseas running information sessions about the School and our postgraduate programmes; meet with offer-holders and the University’s local representatives; visit schools and universities; and attend education exhibitions and academic conferences.

Full details will be posted here when they are available.

Your International Office contact

If you have any questions please contact Mr Dale Zhang, Assistant Director International Student Recruitment, at or telephone +44 (0) 1392 723404.

Our local representatives

The University of Exeter has agreements with independent representatives in your country, who would be pleased to tell you more about the University's facilities and programmes.  They can also assist you in making an application.