Study abroad in Exeter

Live in a historic city

Looking to study in a historic city with the added bonus of beautiful scenery? Exeter is in the heart of the West Country and has a modern feel, thanks to its vast student population. 

It’s full of ancient landmarks and surrounded by stunning countryside and coastal views. There’s always plenty to do with good shopping, bars, restaurants, theatres and countless opportunities for outdoor pursuits.


What makes Exeter unique?

Study on a stunning campus

Modern facilities

The campuses are some of the most beautiful in the country and play host of a great range of modern facilities.

At the heart of Streatham Campus, you'll find The Forum which houses a library, the Student Services Centre, in and outdoor spaces, and much more. Surrounded by greenery and overlooking the city, this is a fantastic place to learn and socialise. Everything you need, from a 400-seat lecture theatre and learning spaces to places to grab a bite to eat or work out, is within walking distance.

Live in a historic city

There's a great atmosphere here

Exeter is an historic city with countless landmarks, including the cathedral and quayside, which all adds to the great atmosphere here. With friendly and welcoming locals, plenty to see and do, and a large student population, you'll find settling in here really easy. Exeter was voted the 4th happiest place to live in the UK by the 2014 Rightmove Survey and offers a great balance of rural and city life.

It's great for the outdoors

There's a lot to see and do

The West Country is great for just about every outdoor pursuit, from horse-riding to canoeing, hiking to surfing – the city will give you great access to Exmouth Beach, North Devon and Cornwall.

Surrounded by beautiful countryside, cycling is a particularly great way to explore the scenery, as is walking - the Exeter Green Circle is a 12 mile walking route around the city that offers great views. It's the perfect opportunity to take up a new hobby too, from golf to watersports and much more.

Food in Exeter

You’ll be spoilt for choice in Exeter with a wide selection of restaurants, cafés and bars. You'll find the Exeter Street Food Market in the Guildhall Shopping Centre each week, as well as regular Farmer's Markets throughout the city, where you can pick up local produce and seasonal fruit and vegetables. 

For a quick snack, there are delicatessens and cafes dotted throughout the city, as well as pubs and bistros serving delicious meals. Be sure to try some of the local specialities too, which include traditional cream teas with clotted cream, fudge and pasties.

Nightlife in Exeter

Exeter offers a selection of pubs and bars in the city centre, not far from the campus. Choices include The Cavern, The Monkey Suit, The Old Firehouse, Timepiece and Arena. 

On Saturdays, the campus club - The Lemon Grove - puts on a fun student night, and The Imperial is a popular pub located just off the Streatham Campus.

Getting around Exeter

Travelling in and around Exeter is easy, with the city centre reasonably compact. You’ll find walking or cycling is often the best way to get around. The university is a 15-minute walk from the city centre. 

There are good bus services and a weekly ticket is available which will give you unlimited bus travel around the city. For travel further afield, there are great rail links and the airport is around 25 minutes away.

A daily bus ticket will cost you between £1 and £4, and train tickets are from £4.20. You can get a flight to London from around £35.

Employability in Exeter

Exeter may be a smaller city but it’s home to many employers, including the Met Office, EDF Energy, FlyBe, BT and NHS Devon.

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