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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. We are the fastest growing research-intensive university in the UK 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 £1.5 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.

University of Exeter

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 wasn’t sure whether to do a masters but Exeter offered a programme which I knew would help my career and be useful. The city is in a great part of the country - it has everything you need as a student whatever you’re into.”

Nicolo studying Policy Analytics MSc

University of Exeter

Choose Exeter

  • One of the world’s top 200 universities
  • TEF Gold
  • 5 star rated from QS
  • Top 15 in all major UK league tables since 2011
  • A member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities

How to apply

You can apply for all our Masters degrees online. Masters student Aleeha talks through the steps to apply in this short video.

We offer taught and research Masters degrees in:

Find out more: Postgraduate Open Days

We hold Postgraduate Open Days in November and March. These small and friendly events take place in Penryn, Cornwall and Streatham, Exeter. Reserve your place today. We look forward to meeting you.


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    College of Engineering, Mathematics & Physical Sciences at Exeter University 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 an up-and-coming city centre.

    The College has a range of lecture theatres that all feature state-of-the art presentation equipment to help ensure interaction between lecturers and students. The computing facilities are described by the Guild of Students as "the best supply of computers in the University" and all our labs and workshops are supported by a team of highly trained technical staff.

    The University is home to around 3,500 postgraduate students and the College itself has around 150 postgraduates. There is a wide selection of self-catering accommodation for postgraduates, including family flats, and we have an on-campus nursery. We also have a dedicated postgraduate centre, which incorporates computer and research materials as well as leisure facilities. The University is home to over 100 societies’ and has excellent sports facilities for all abilities.

    Exeter itself is the regional capital city and has excellent transport links and amenities. There are direct trains from Exeter St. David’s to London Paddington and Birmingham New Street, both of which take approximately 3 hours’ journey time.

    Exeter has a population of 118,800 and is notable for its low crime rate. The city has a relaxed atmosphere and provides year-round entertainment to suit all tastes. Every summer Exeter plays host to a large-scale arts festival featuring many international performers from a vast range of disciplines. Our high quality of life has encouraged many major firms, most recently the Met Office, to relocate here. Devon enjoys one of the mildest climates in the UK.

    The surrounding countryside is another benefit; the university is within easy reach of areas of outstanding natural beauty, such as Dartmoor, Exmoor and the Devonshire coast.

    The College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences is based on the University’s Streatham campus, which covers 250 acres of landscaped parkland. The campus is only 10 minutes’ walk from the train station and 15 minutes’ walk from the city centre. Students describe the campus’ atmosphere as “personal, friendly and safe”. The campus also houses a shopping centre, bars and Exeter’s main theatre, The Northcott.

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    The College of Life and Environmental Sciences brings together the complementary disciplines of Biosciences, Geography, Psychology and Sport and Health Sciences to provide a rich and diverse interdisciplinary teaching and research portfolio.

    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.

    We play a significant role in contributing to the University’s Science Strategy, and three of the five constituent key research themes: climate change and sustainable futures; systems biology; and translational medicine, personalised healthcare and public health.

    We place considerable emphasis on providing outstanding research-led teaching 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. Support is available to students from staff throughout the College and also from services elsewhere in the University, such as the careers services.

    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.

  • 2 programme(s)

    The University of Exeter was given charter in 1955, but has educational roots stretching back more than 150 years. We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research intensive universities. We combine academic excellence and world-leading research with stunning campuses in the most beautiful part of the UK.

    In recent years we have consolidated our reputation for excellence in teaching and research, and our global reputation is growing rapidly. We received a significant boost to our research funding following our outstanding performance in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.

    Over the last decade we have invested heavily in our facilities – from study spaces and laboratories to student accommodation and sports facilities – making our campuses as cutting-edge as they are beautiful, and perfectly suited to postgraduate study.


    Interdisciplinary collaboration is a hallmark of the College, reflected both in research and our varied curriculum, which offers flexibility and choice. Our subject areas include: Arab and Islamic Studies; Education (including PGCE); Law, Politics and International Relations; Strategy and Security; and Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology.

    With around 187 academic staff, 1700 undergraduates and 1400 postgraduate students in the College, we carry out teaching and research at the University’s campuses at Streatham and St Luke's in Exeter, and Penryn in Cornwall. We believe our size and quality enable us to not only develop world leading research but also offer a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes that are dynamic, flexible, and taught with a high degree of commitment and skill.

    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. Our location offers you the security and atmosphere of a separate campus, but within walking distance of an up-and-coming city centre.

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