Our students from the USA
There are currently around 200 US students studying full-time degrees and many others on Study Abroad programmes at the University of Exeter. Their programmes include:
LLB in Law
"I chose Exeter as I was excited about the Law program as that was my specific area of interest. I also chose it because of the beautiful campus and student town which is ideal for studying and safety. Everything is catered towards students, making campus life very easy; there are lots of student discounts and opportunities for work in town."
MSc Marine Vertebrate Ecology and Conservation
"The University of Exeter was the best choice because I wanted to study marine ecology and gain a wide breadth of skills. The world-class research and amazing lecturers got me really excited to pursue my higher education at this university. The campus looked amazing and the proximity to the ocean didn’t hurt either! I love the field work that is part of my course. Everything from boat surveys and acoustic training to a marine mammal medic course gives me relevant training that will prepare me for future studies in the marine field. "
MSc Social and Organizational Psychology
"Exeter city is one of Earth's most peaceful, green, friendly, and safe places. The city’s beauty is its small size which helps you focus on building communities and groups instead of just exploring the city. I miss Exeter a lot. Exeter University taught me how to think critically. The best thing I got from Exeter university is confidence. I feel proud when I say that I studied at Exeter University. It has made me powerful."
BSc Biological Sciences
"The lecturers are fantastic and extremely knowledgeable. Never hesitate to reach out to anyone as they are all extremely helpful! During my first year, I dislocated my knee and had a month-long hospital stay, my lecturers, as well as the support staff on campus, have helped me so much in making sure I could still succeed."
MSc Conservation Science and Policy
"After undergrad, I decided to apply for the Master's program at Exeter because of my interest in how science and policy work together to implement effective solutions in conservation and climate change mitigation. This Masters was a unique program unlike anything offered in the US or elsewhere. With my Masters, I felt so confident applying to jobs after graduation. The program boosted my confidence and my abilities as a scientist. With my research project I conducted, I was able to gain leadership experience and coordination skills that apply to the role I hold today."
" I chose Exeter because of the combination of ethical and sustainable teaching, it being a beautiful part of the UK, and it having a diverse cohort made Exeter an easy choice. The MBA program is phenomenal. The leadership, staff, other cohort members, and facilities are wonderful. It’s a great environment that encourages learning and is incredibly supportive."
BSc Biological Sciences
"In Exeter, I was a part of Music Soc for a year, just so I could have access to the piano rooms! I spent a lot of my time traveling around Devon, Somerset, and the London area to get a good dose of historical sightseeing. Being from the US, I had never had such an opportunity to view architectural and historical sites more than 200-300 years old, so it was definitely a treat to be surrounded by so much history."
"The University of Exeter’s main campus is beautiful. There is a peaceful and welcoming vibe on campus, where students spread out outside in the gardens when the weather is nice. On weekdays, the campus is bustling with activity. Students are hard workers that value academics."
Study Abroad at Exeter
Live in one of the most beautiful parts of the UK while studying at a world class university for one or two semesters - watch this video to find out more about Study Abroad from our US, Canadian and Australian students and for further information see our Study Abroad web pages.
MSc Marine Environmental Management
"Moving to a new culture and country can be daunting, but it is so worth it. I’ve found everyone extremely welcoming and sometimes forget I’m an international student as I’m never made to feel different. At 35 I’m also a mature student and older than a lot of my peers on the course, but I’ve never been made to feel like an outsider or the older one. I've met some of the most amazing people who I hope to be friends with forever. The friendships I’ve made here have been one of the best things I’ve gotten out of my Masters."
BSc Business Economics
"One of the main skills I’ve gained is learning to really prioritise the things that are meaningful to me. Before university, my parents would help me manage my time or would choose my priorities for me, but when I am here I have the freedom to choose. It’s definitely made me more disciplined."
"Studying at Exeter gave me an expanded worldview. I'm based in Colorado in the United States and had only been out of the country a handful of times. While doing my PhD, not only did I have the opportunity to spend time in the UK, but when speaking at conferences, also explored Germany, Portugal, Spain, Ireland, N. Ireland and other countries. It was a very valuable time."
MA Middle East Studies
"I joined the Ultimate Frisbee Team and this helped me meet people and make friends which really helped with settling in. I felt at home and comfortable with the Ultimate Frisbee group as I played at home in the US. I just really enjoy practising and playing with the team and it’s manageable to do as a postgrad student and doesn’t cut into my study at all and keeps me happy and healthy. Exeter’s societies and Athletics Union membership were the things that made me feel most settled especially in early stages."
PhD in Islamic Archaeology of late Iron Age Northern Mozambique
"I came to the university from a professional background to study with one of world’s leading Islamic archaeologists and Africanists. I feel that my research so far has been an excellent application of my skill set. I look forward to expanding my professional network at conferences and abroad."