Student life

The University of Exeter is a great place to study History. We offer teaching at our Penryn Campus near Falmouth and the Streatham Campus in Exeter. Both offer excellent teaching in History and a distinctive study experience. The atmosphere, facilities and social life, are very different at each campus and where you choose to study will depend not only on your own academic interests but also the kind of student experience you are looking for.

University life and student support

You can find out more about what life is like for students on the Streatham campus and what support is available for you on the student life pages, which includes student profiles and films, to give a flavour of life on campus and in Exeter.

Student life

The University of Exeter is a great place to study History. We offer teaching at our Penryn Campus near Falmouth and the Streatham Campus in Exeter. Both offer excellent teaching in History and a distinctive study experience. The atmosphere, facilities and social life, are very different at each campus and where you choose to study will depend not only on your own academic interests but also the kind of student experience you are looking for.

University life and student support

You can find out more about what life is like for students on the Streatham and Cornwall campuses and what support is available for you on the Undergraduate Study website's student life pages. The website also includes student profiles and films, which give a flavour of life on both campuses.

In Exeter

History is extremely popular and you will join a vibrant department offering teaching across a wide range of subjects and time periods. Despite being a large and busy department, we share a good team spirit and there will be plenty of opportunities to get to know your fellow students and members of staff.

History is based in the Amory Building and you can take a virtual tour of the building and the rest of the campus by visiting the virtual tours web pages in the visiting us section of the main University website.

In Cornwall

The History Department is open, friendly and provides a supportive learning environment. The ambience of the department is one of informality and members of the teaching staff either maintain an open-door policy for student enquiries, or have a regular set of times when they can be consulted.

The student run History Society offers the chance to meet up with other History students through its wide variety of socials, including quiz nights, meals, nights out and much more. Academically, the Society has organised public lectures and trips to sites of local historical interest in the UK and overseas.

Penryn Campus

Our Penryn Campus offers a welcoming atmosphere where it’s easy to make new friends and where staff and students know each other well. The campus’s stunning main buildings have been equipped to deliver the very best in learning and teaching facilities, with teaching labs, lecture theatres and seminar rooms equipped with the latest technologies.

The Campus is shared with Falmouth University which creates a vibrant mixture of students from science, engineering, humanities and arts backgrounds, both on campus and in the local area.

Find out more about life on the Penryn Campus and living in Cornwall on our student life in Cornwall page. You can see a virtual tour and a map of the Penryn Campus on the Visiting us section of the University website.

Our Students' Union

The Students’ Union (FXU) has a variety of clubs and societies which organises nights out and events throughout the year. Find out more on the FXU website.

Facilities and services

The University has all the services and facilities you'll need to make the most of life on campus, view our Penryn Campus page for more information. The Penryn Campus is a modern campus with a friendly, vibrant atmosphere, enhanced by its shared location with Falmouth University.