About the University of Exeter
The University of Exeter is an institution renowned across the world for its outstanding graduate employability, unrivalled teaching and world-class research.
Part of the elite Russell Group of research universities in the UK, this international university is consistently at the top of the national and global league tables – recognised for the quality of its teachers and the strength of its programmes. Exeter students graduate with the confidence to take on the world. You could too.
World-class research – world-class teaching
One of the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019), Exeter is globally-recognised as a prestigious higher education institution of an outstanding quality.
Nationally renowned for 38 subject areas
Exeter has the most individual subjects in the UK top 10 after Cambridge and Oxford (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019). With 38 subjects in the UK top 25 – 29 of which are in the top 10 – you are guaranteed a top education here, no matter the subject you choose to study. Top subject areas include Sports Science, Media Studies, Psychology, Accounting and Finance, Civil and Electrical Engineering, Biological and Environmental Sciences, Business and Medicine.
Awarded TEF Gold for teaching quality (Teaching Excellence Framework 2017), you’ll learn with the very best experts at the forefront of their fields. The University’s academic staff don’t just teach, they also carry out lifechanging research – with 98% of it rated ‘internationally excellent’ (Research Excellence Framework 2014).
College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences
Ranked =14th in the world for Mineral and Mining Engineering and among the top 200 in the world for Civil and Structural Engineering (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019), Exeter’s Engineering programmes are internationally excellent. The University works closely with business partnerships and consistently invests in its engineering facilities to ensure that students can utilise their excellent thinking.
With an emphasis on industry experience, Exeter is the only institution in the Russell Group to provide Engineering apprenticeship programmes, meaning that you can learn while working in an engineering role.
Science at Exeter
Ranked 34th in the world for Psychology, 33rd in the world for Environmental Sciences, among the top 100 in the world for Earth and Marine Sciences and among the top 300 in the world for Medicine (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019), Exeter is an ideal choice for future scientists.
Its programmes offer unique opportunities to work alongside world-leading researchers at the University and abroad – you’ll participate in varied research areas that will teach you important skills for a range of careers in science. You can often tailor your programme to your interests, giving you the chance to specialise in single or multiple disciplines.
University of Exeter Business School
The #1 Business School in the UK for graduate outcomes (HESA Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2016/17), the Exeter's Business School is a smart choice for Accounting and Finance, Economics and Business Management students – ranked among the top 150 in the world for Accounting and Finance and the top 200 in the world for Business and Management (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019).
A great advantage of studying an Accounting and Finance degree at the University is the exemptions offered from professional accounting examinations, giving you an edge when you graduate. Business students can tailor their degree to their interests and choose from a variety of optional modules that cover everything from marketing and data analytics to entrepreneurship and languages. This means that you’ll graduate with skills that are relevant to business in the 21st century, setting you apart from others in the job market.
INTO University of Exeter students on campus
Campus Fair at University of Exeter
View of the University of Exeter campus
Inside The Forum
University of Exeter library
Activity and Volunteering Hub at University of Exeter
Students eating in La Touche cafe
INTO University of Exeter Centre building
Become a globally employable graduate
Choose Exeter to start your future. Your graduate employability is the University’s priority, so they will help you to gain the skills and experience you need to compete in the demanding international job market. You’ll have access to Exeter’s range of employability initiatives, take modules on employability throughout your programme and receive guidance from Careers Consultants, such as interview practise, employer presentations, CV and job application writing, skills sessions and career workshops.
Exeter is one of the top 15 higher education institutions targeted by the largest number of top employers (High Fliers Research 2016/17) – working with more than 9,000 international and national employers. The University’s award-winning careers programmes are recognised as outstanding student services, including their work placements, social enterprise support, student entrepreneurship and the Exeter Award.
The University’s unique approach to teaching and ambitious course content has helped recent Engineering graduates find careers as Project Engineers, Mechanical Design Engineers, Operations Controllers and many more great professions. Companies that graduates now work at include:
- Rolls Royce
- Network Rail
- British Armed Forces
Science is a broad subject area – covering everything from Biosciences and Environmental Science, to Human Sciences and Medical Sciences. While the University helps many students pursue further study to gain a Master’s and PhD in a scientific field, other recent science graduates are now working for top employers such as:
- Cancer Research UK
- Eden Project
- BAE Systems
- BDO Global
Accounting, Finance and Business graduates
The University’s strong position in the business world and special relationship with leading global companies has led its graduates to pursue a career in everything from a Finance Analyst, Wealth Manager and Forensics Investigator, to a Marketing Manager, Business Analyst and Recruitment Manager. They now work for leading global companies such as:
- Goldman Sachs
Your wellbeing and student experience matter
With more than 6,900 international students from 130 different countries, Exeter is one of the top 40 most international universities worldwide (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019). You don’t need to worry about not fitting in – there are plenty of other international students here, just like you.
INTO students are initially based on the Streatham campus, where most Exeter students study. Offering a unique environment surrounded by gardens, woodland, lakes and parkland, the campus is one of the most beautiful in the entire country. The safe student city of Exeter is just a 15-minute walk away, so you’ll be able to embrace life in the city too.
Exeter is one of the top 10 safest student cities in England (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018) that offers unparalleled support. The University aims to be welcoming and accessible to everyone, so offers special support to its international students. The International Student Support Office is the place you go for help and advice relating to your welfare – the team there will help you with immigration and visa issues and organise cultural events with student societies for you to enjoy.
There are more than 250 clubs and societies covering a wide range of interests for you to choose from, while the on-campus entertainment venue, the Lemon Grove, hosts regular events and live gigs. It’s no wonder that the University was voted 8th in the UK for Student Social Life! (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018)