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Choose Exeter

Why choose
the University of Exeter?

We offer world-class education and research with outstanding student satisfaction in one of the most beautiful locations in the UK. We’re committed to working with our students to make the world greener, healthier, and fairer.

Find out why we think you'll love it here.

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Top 150 in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings1

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Top 15 in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024 and the Complete University Guide 2024

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92% of graduates in or due to start employment or further study fifteen months after graduation2

A Russell Group university, committed to maintaining the very best research, and an outstanding teaching and learning experience.

1137th in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2023, 2 based on full-time, first degree, UK domiciled graduates, HESA Graduate Outcomes Survey 2019/20

Your education

Our degrees are designed to stimulate creativity, entrepreneurship, a global outlook, leadership, teamwork, analytical skills, resilience and imagination – all qualities employers are looking for.

A university education isn’t about being taught – it’s about directing your own learning and taking an active part in creating knowledge. We constantly work with our students and assess developments and trends in studying and learning techniques so we can keep our studying resources and spaces modern and functional.

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Expand your horizons by taking a placement year abroad or fieldwork overseas.

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Build your own degree with opportunities to study modules from outside your main subject.

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Each of our subjects maintains the highest level of specific learning facilities.

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High quality digital learning experience, providing flexibility to study anywhere.

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Dedicated libraries on all our campuses, boasting 1.2m e-books and 1m print books and over 1000 databases and digital archives.

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92% of graduates in employment 15 months after graduation.

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Our careers service has won national awards for its work to help you get the career you want after you graduate.

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More than 400 courses in 40 subject areas. Find your course »

A location like no other

With beautiful, green campuses in Devon and Cornwall, we’re a university of the whole South West.

Our campuses offer a mix of historic buildings and modern facilities, but there’s plenty more to explore on the doorstep – including beautiful beaches, spectacular countryside, and exciting culture, food and arts.

Our campuses

Depending on your choice of degree, you may be based at our Streatham Campus or St Luke’s Campus in Exeter, or at our Penryn Campus in Cornwall. 

Each campus mixes new and historical buildings in grounds that are repeatedly acknowledged as some of the most beautiful and botanically interesting of any UK university. You'll find modern facilities including libraries, teaching spaces and labs along with sports centres, shops, bars and food outlets.

Come and see for yourself

Visiting our campuses for an Open Day, so you can talk to our students and staff and see our facilities and grounds for yourself, is one of the best ways to understand if the University of Exeter is for you.

Undergraduate Open Days » Postgraduate Open Days »

Picture yourself studying here?

Our campuses are close to the city centre (Exeter) and town centre (Falmouth), and give amazing access to the beautiful beaches and national parks of Devon and Cornwall.

Student life

When you join the University of Exeter you will meet fellow students from across the globe, and become part of a community that is passionate about making our world greener, healthier, and fairer.

Our leafy green campuses provide countless opportunities to take part in your favourite extra-curricular activities, or try new ones. 

It’s no wonder our students are consistently amongst the most satisfied in the country.

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Active Student Unions in Devon and Cornwall represent your voice on campus.

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30,000 students including 7,500 international students from 150 countries.

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Across our campuses, over 400 clubs and societies covering a wide range of interests and hobbies.

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Wellbeing services and resources available to all, including mental health support.

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Accommodation options to suit you, whether you want catered or self-catered, on or off campus.

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Dedicated student support services covering disability, health, religion, childcare, finance and more.

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Give something back; over 14 volunteering projects in our local community and more than 10 fundraising groups.

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#1 sports university in the south of England and Wales, and we consistently finish top 5 in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS).

What our students say