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University of Exeter

University of Exeter

World-class teaching and research

A Masters at the University of Exeter is a great way to gain a competitive edge in your field or gain specialist training in a particular subject area. At Exeter we combine teaching excellence and high levels of student satisfaction with world class research. A member of the Russell Group, our success is built on a strong partnership with our students and a clear focus on high performance. Research is at the heart of what we do and 98 per cent of our research was rated as international or world-leading quality in the last national Research Excellence Framework.

Scholarships and funding

We recognise the financial challenges facing masters’ students and this year we are making available more than £4 million worth of scholarships. Combined with the UK government postgraduate loan scheme, bursaries and crowdfunding opportunities, there are many ways to make studying a Masters affordable. You can search for funding on our website

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Beautiful campuses

Our exceptional campuses in Exeter and Cornwall give you the chance to live and study in some of the most beautiful parts of the UK. You can enjoy the best of what the South West has to offer, from its historic cities to national parks and beautiful beaches. Streatham Campus in Exeter is a registered botanic garden covering 370 acres, and with transport links now better than ever, Exeter is just 1 hour from London by air. The Penryn Campus covers 100 acres at the heart of Cornwall, with a wealth of outdoor activities to be enjoyed and scenery to be explored.

Choose Exeter for your Masters

“I chose the University of Exeter due to its high ranking and reputation. I was made to feel very welcome before I even arrived in the UK by the welcome team and I really enjoy living and studying in Exeter, the people are very polite and friendly. I feel there is a strong international feel, my classmates are from all around the world with diverse backgrounds and cultures which provides me with new ideas from different perspectives.”

Ruby, MSc Finance and Investment

Choose Exeter

  • 149th in the prestigious QS World University Rankings 2022
  • TEF Gold
  • 5 star rated from QS
  • A member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities
Ruby,   MSc Finance and Investment

Find out more: Postgraduate Open Days

Our online Open Days provide the opportunity to see some exciting tours of our campuses, gather information about your programme of study or general area of interest, and talk to staff from our Student Support teams such as Accommodation, Admissions and Finance as well as current students and academic staff. Reserve your place today. We look forward to meeting you.

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The College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences at the University of Exeter offers you the chance to study at postgraduate level in a supportive environment with excellent facilities and amenities. We have excellent standards of teaching and research and a strong postgraduate community. Our location offers you the security and atmosphere of a separate campus, but within walking distance of Exeter City Centre. We also offer programmes at our Penryn Campus, near Falmouth in Cornwall.

The essence of our disciplines is echoed in the overarching identity of the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences; we pride ourselves in being original thinkers, with a taste for curiosity partnered with strong entrepreneurial vision.

We have a collective of expert researchers from all corners of the globe. Combined they are significant contributors, answering the big questions of today. Our research expertise includes modelling climate change, creating sustainable urban water supplies, disease modelling, new optical imaging techniques to treat brain disease, and blast-proof materials.

In addition, we play a pivotal role in the Institute for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (IDSAI), the Global Systems Institute (GSI), the Living Systems Institute (LSI) and the Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI).

The nature of our disciplines is to keep evolving and developing with the times. We therefore take inspiration from research and apply it directly to our teaching, ensuring our students learn about the latest ideas in science and technology. Upon graduation, our students are accomplished and capable individuals who go on to enjoy exciting and prosperous careers in whatever they wish to pursue.

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We are rated among the top 100 universities for the study of arts and humanities in the world, and are one of the UK’s leading centres for research and teaching across our diverse range of subjects, reflecting all aspects of human experience, culture and creativity through disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches.


As a member of the Russell Group, we are committed to support, promote and conduct the highest calibre research in the arts and humanities. Our varied research centres and institutes explore opportunities for interdisciplinary practice, developing international research partnerships across the world and fostering a vibrant atmosphere for intellectual exchange. In the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) over 75% of College research is rated as world-leading or internationally excellent.


Operating on two campuses at Streatham in Exeter and Penryn in Cornwall, we run a wide range of world-class postgraduate masters programmes, provide postgraduate research opportunities across our disciplines and are a member of the AHRC’s South, West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership. We also offer PhD programmes with partners such as the London Film School. The College has a large number of external partners, locally, nationally and internationally, across a wide range of activities, including research impact and student employability. The College is actively developing academic partnerships with leading institutions in China, Europe, India and the USA.

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With over 4,100 students including over 280 international students from around the world, the College of Life and Environmental Sciences prides itself in being a vibrant community supported by excellent research and teaching across a number of related disciplines. Our areas of expertise span Biosciences, Geography, Psychology, and Sport and Health Sciences.


We are committed to pursuing world class research that impacts positively on the world. Our research is frequently interdisciplinary in nature, embracing disciplines within and outside of the College, and combining expertise from across humanities, social sciences and sciences, and collaborating with other world leading researchers from around the globe.


We place considerable emphasis on providing outstanding, innovative teaching inspired by our research and to creating a learning environment that offers a rich student experience to those who study in the College. Our degrees have high academic standing and are designed to prepare students optimally for employment or further training in a wide variety of professional careers.

Through our programmes and associated opportunities, we aim to equip students with the discipline-specific and generic skills and experiences that are highly sought by employers.


Working collaboratively with both small and large scale organisations on regional, national and international level, we have helped solve challenges and deliver innovative solutions that help to provide our industry partners with a competitive edge. Some of our key business partners include AstraZeneca, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (dstl), the Met Office, and Shell.


The College, which has a presence on each of the University’s campuses in Exeter and Cornwall, benefits from fantastic facilities including specific equipment and facilities appropriate to each of our component subjects. Investment in new and refurbished facilities has already enhanced our environment and, with further major investment underway, additional state-of-the-art benefits will be available in the near future.

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This is an exciting time for us in the College of Medicine and Health. We know our key strength is our people – the students, staff, and supporters, whose talent and commitment help us reach new heights year-on-year. We have a proven track record of world-leading research, excellent education and high student satisfaction. Since our inception in 2010, we have seen significant growth and development, and this trajectory is set to continue as we develop new programmes and recruit world-class researchers. All of our activities have one goal in mind: to improve people’s lives, through better care, treatments, therapies and healthcare systems.


In education, we specialise in research-led teaching and in developing socially accountable graduates who are collaborative leaders, committed to life-long scholarship for the service of patients and the public. We work closely with our healthcare collaborators in the region, to ensure we are meeting the complex needs of a changing healthcare sector. We are training tomorrow’s doctors, scientists and healthcare professionals, and supporting them to be empathic and inquisitive, and to adopt our ethos of putting people first.


In research, we excel at swiftly translating our discoveries into new treatments and therapies that have real impact in the South West, nationally and internationally. On our research pages, you can explore some examples of the impact of our wide-ranging work, which is making a real difference to people’s lives in some of today’s greatest global health challenges. These include: improving cancer diagnosis rates across the UK, leading to better survival rates; faster and more effective care for people with stroke in the South West; better diagnosis and care for people with diabetes worldwide; furthering dementia research and helping people live well with the disease; and contributing to health and environment science and policy on a global scale.

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Social Sciences at the University of Exeter is in the top 100 of the prestigious Times Higher Education Social Sciences Rankings.

Interdisciplinary collaboration is a hallmark of the College, reflected both in research and our varied curriculum, which offers flexibility and choice.

All our programmes are based on research-led teaching and are structured to offer growing disciplinary expertise while developing key generic skills sought by employers. With us you have the chance to study in a supportive environment with excellent facilities and amenities in a strong student community.


All our programmes are based on research-led teaching and are structured to offer growing disciplinary expertise while developing key generic skills sought by employers. We are part of the ESRC South West Doctoral Training Partnership, one of the largest centres of postgraduate research training for social scientists in the UK. Our postgraduate students have access to a wide range of funding awards offered by the College and organisations such as the AHRC


We are home to a number of major research projects which seek to push back academic boundaries and have important policy and societal implications. The College hosts numerous research conferences, seminars and workshops, and is also home to several international journals.
Close cooperation between and across disciplinary groupings improves the quality and diversity of our teaching as well as encouraging the free movement of ideas and cross-disciplinary exchanges.

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We’ve taken just over a decade to establish the University of Exeter Business School as one of the UK’s leading institutions. We’ve achieved this by striving to be the best we can be, bringing together inspirational and internationally-respected business teachers from around the world in an environment that combines historical and intellectual heritage with modern facilities.

What we have achieved so far is already remarkable - our students at undergraduate, postgraduate and executive levels are consistently measured at the very top of performance indicators; they also rank amongst the most satisfied and most successfully employed students in the UK. Research conducted at Exeter is internationally respected, and is helping to shape the world we live in.

We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished so far, but we want more. Our students come here from more than 80 different countries and they choose Exeter because they aspire to achieve the best they can, and that is exactly our aim. We are as ambitious as an institution as the students and staff that come here, and we intend to become a leading business school - not just in the UK, but in Europe and across the wider world.

We’ll continue to invest in the very highest calibre teaching staff and facilities. We’ll commit ourselves to innovative research and we’ll build on our relationships with industry and society. And we’re equally committed to ensuring our students leave Exeter having had a great time, with all the skills and knowledge they need to build exciting and fulfilling careers.

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