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 teaching

Part of the UK’s elite Russell Group of research-intensive universities, the University of Exeter is globally recognised as a prestigious higher education institution of outstanding quality.

With 29 subjects in the UK top 10 (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019) – the most after Cambridge and Oxford – you are guaranteed a top education here. The University has been awarded TEF Gold for teaching quality (Teaching Excellence Framework 2017), which means that you’ll learn with experts at the forefront of their fields.

The University’s academic staff also carry out life-changing research, 98% of which is world-leading or internationally-recognised (Research Excellence Framework 2014), so your teaching will be informed by important research into global issues.

Triple Accredited Business School

The University of Exeter Business School is triple accredited by the three largest and most influential business school accreditation organisations worldwide:

  • EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS)
  • The Association of MBAs (AMBA)
  • The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

This prestigious triple accreditation is held by less than 100 schools globally!

The Business School is also 1st in the UK for graduate outcomes (HESA Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2016/17), making it a smart choice for Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business and Management students.

Globally employable graduates

Your graduate employability is the University’s priority, so you will receive help in gaining the skills you need to compete in the demanding international job market. You will benefit from:

  • a range of employability initiatives, such as the preparatory ‘China Career Ready Programme’
  • careers workshops and guidance from the Career Zone during your studies and after graduation, including interview practise, employer presentations, CV and job application writing, and skills sessions
  • the Exeter Award – helping you to develop professional skills and receive vital workplace experience

The University of 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. Its award-winning careers programmes are recognised as outstanding student services, such as:

  • work placements or a year abroad
  • social enterprise support
  • student entrepreneurship

The University’s unique approach to teaching and ambitious course content has helped recent graduates secure a job at:

  • Amazon
  • BAE Systems
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Goldman Sachs
  • IBM
  • JPMorgan
  • Pfizer
  • PwC
  • Rolls Royce
  • Unilever

Welcoming community in a supportive environment

With more than 22,500 students from 130 different countries, the University of Exeter is a truly international university. The University’s campuses offer a safe, convenient and diverse community where you will find a warm welcome and a lot going on.

The Streatham Campus, where you will initially be based during your INTO programme, is considered one of the most beautiful in the UK, with gardens, lakes and parkland throughout. The historic city of Exeter is just a 15-minute walk from campus, so you can easily enjoy the restaurants, shops and cultural activities on offer.

You’ll receive lots of support throughout your degree. The International Student Support Office is the place to go for help and advice relating to your welfare. Staff will help you with any immigration and visa issues and organise cultural events with student societies for you to enjoy. Plus, the free Insessional programme means that you can still enjoy personalised English language support from INTO after you progress.