Student life

As a student in Psychology you will be part of a vibrant postgraduate community benefiting from quality research-led teaching or supervision and access to outstanding facilities.

With our campus situated in the South West of England you will benefit from the stunning locations and close proximity to the beautiful coast and countryside of Devon and Cornwall that helps provide a laid back place to study and live.

You can read more about what it is like living in Exeter in the tab below.

Your voice as a student

We are committed to enabling all students to communicate their views and to receiving suggestions to influence changes to our policies and procedures. Taught postgraduate students of Psychology have a voice through the College of Life and Environmental Science postgraduate Student-Staff Liaison Committee (SSLC). This single SSLC, which exists for all disciplines in the Colleges, gives you the opportunity to voice your opinions about studying with us and to comment on a wide range of issues and possible developments.

The SSLC is presided over by Subject Chairs (a student elected by the Students’ Guild) and composed of elected student representatives from each year and programme and appropriate staff representatives. The Associate Dean (Education) and Assistant College Manager (Education) for the College of Life and Environmental Sciences meet with Subject Chairs on a regular basis, and Subject Chairs are represented on College’s Education Strategy Group.

Exeter is a city with an attractive mix of vibrant culture and a safe, student-friendly environment. With its excellent shopping, including the £235 million Princesshay development, and pubs, cafes, restaurants, theatres and cinemas there is plenty to do in the city, from the popular mainstream to the quirky and unusual.

Exeter is well placed for easy access to beautiful countryside and moorland, with Dartmoor and Exmoor on your doorstep – perfect for walkers and horse riders, plus the stunning coastline provides scope for surfing, swimming, kiteboarding, sailing, diving and almost any other watersport you can think of.

Streatham Campus

The Streatham Campus is an attractive campus with a friendly, welcoming atmosphere, located an easy 15 minutes’ walk into the city centre. Student halls are located on campus and at a variety of locations closer to the city centre, giving students the convenience of easy access to both locations.

Virtual tours and maps

You can see virtual tours and a map of the Streatham Campus on our Visiting us webpages.

The campus and location were excellent and the setting is beautiful.  Exeter is a great city and I really enjoyed being able to walk between the University and city and feel part of the wider community.  It is also excellent being so close to the sea and moors.  Exeter also has some fantastic clubs and societies and I met some interesting people during my time there.  The facilities are also excellent and the support from the department as a member of the postgraduate community was fantastic.

Laura Spear, MSc Social and Organisational Psychology graduate