Postgraduate Opportunities at the University of Exeter


Why the University of Exeter?

‘Exeter’s success is richly deserved…it has consistently embodied the very best in British Higher education.’ Alastair McCall, Editor of The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide

1. A top ranking UK university, with a growing global reputation

We are a Russell Group university who have ranked in the top 15 of all the major UK league tables since 2011. We rank in the top 200 globally and our international outlook means we welcome students from 178 countries and staff from 85 countries.

Our reputation benefits all our postgraduates who successfully complete their programme or research: the employability rate of our postgraduates actually rose during the recession and our postgraduates are regularly employed with a range of blue chip organisations.

2. Degree programmes developed from leading research

We are the fastest growing research-intensive university in the UK. Ninety-eight per cent of our research is of international quality and world-leading research can be found in all our subject areas (Research Exercise Framework, 2014). Our postgraduate research students and early career researchers contributed to a large proportion of these papers.

Each year, over 100 new PhD students benefit from the fully-funded PhD studentships we make available, many of which are made possible through the multitude of doctoral training partnerships and centres to which we partner. All doctoral students benefit from the support and training provided by our Doctoral College.

Masters students also benefit from our research strength as often are lecturers are also our researchers – those writing the books and research papers. The teaching and knowledge received is at the forefront of knowledge and you will benefit from access to the latest thinking, equipment and resources.

3. Putting Masters degrees in reach of many

The academic entry requirements for Masters degrees are often a 2:1 Honours (or equivalent) from any recognised institution. This – combined with over £500,000 of scholarships and the Government’s new Postgraduate Loan Scheme – opens up the opportunity for a University of Exeter Masters degree to many graduates.

4. Beautiful campuses and the ideal postgraduate study environment

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We offer over 150 postgraduate programmes across three beautiful campuses. Two campuses are based in the historic city of Exeter while the Penryn Campus near Falmouth offers the very latest academic, research and residential facilities. The University provides postgraduates with an inspiring and supportive environment in which to study for a Masters or PhD degree.

In order to maintain our growing international reputation, we are investing significantly in the very latest facilities. Iconic new buildings like the Forum have been created through a £350 million investment programme in new buildings, research centres, student residences and campus facilities.

But ambition and success have not changed the University’s charisma, or the attractiveness of its campuses. Ask any Exeter graduate about their memories and many will talk about the friendliness of staff and students. First class teaching and research combine with a relaxed and approachable atmosphere.

Postgraduates are an integral part of the University and are well represented through the award winning Students’ Guild. This offers Masters students support through the Postgraduate Forum and Postgraduate Society as well as a wide range of clubs and societies.

‘There is energy, dynamism and talent at Exeter in great abundance.’ Jonathan Dimbleby, Broadcaster, Honorary Graduate

Contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
8th Floor Laver Building, North Park Road
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) 1392 723316

Masters Courses