University of Exeter

Devon - United Kingdom


The University traces its origins to schools and colleges established in the middle of the nineteenth century as a result of the energies and visions of individual educational reformers and philanthropists throughout Devon and Cornwall.

A hundred years ago, a large part of the Streatham estate was owned by a millionaire family of former East India Company merchants. Pennsylvania was an exclusive suburb, where children were discouraged from walking in the streets, and even chased away if they failed to raise their hats to residents.

St Germans, now the site of many halls of residence, was a private estate of Victorian family villas guarded by a lodge entrance in St Germans Road. Streatham Farm, now at the heart of the main campus, really was a farm and in the 1820s served teas, junket and Devonshire cream to summer Sunday strollers. St Luke's and Camborne were completely separate establishments.

In North Exeter, the Great Exhibition of 1851 spawned local Schools of Art and Science, which in 1868 were housed in the Albert Memorial Museum. Enthusiasm for extra-mural studies grew and, with support from the University of Cambridge, the college became in 1893 the Exeter Technical and University Extension College.

In 1900 its official title was changed to the Royal Albert Memorial College. This in turn became the University College of the South West of England in 1922 and, finally, in 1955, to great rejoicing amongst its students, the College received its Charter as the University of Exeter. Her Majesty the Queen was welcomed to the campus in the following year.

The University gradually transferred from its city centre sites to the sparsely developed Streatham estate over a period of fifty years, as land and buildings became available – and the funds to buy them!

Our Mission

We transform lives through the power of higher education. A leading international university, we undertake groundbreaking research and deliver a world-class student experience in a campus environment of outstanding natural beauty.

Our Values

We agreed our University values through a period of consultation which involved staff, students and alumni. These are the qualities most important to us at the University of Exeter and give focus to our everyday endeavours. We aim to give all at Exeter the opportunity to develop, demonstrate and celebrate our values.

As University of Exeter staff, students and alumni, we value:


We aim to realise our potential and celebrate our achievements.

Personal Leadership

We have a clear sense of direction and seize opportunities to be forward thinking.


Bold and enterprising, we support innovation.


We are dedicated to upholding the highest levels of integrity and the ethical pursuit of knowledge.

Working Together

Through a communicative and trusting environment, we nurture Exeter’s unique and invaluable community spirit.


We constantly challenge ourselves to do better, pursuing goals with energy and enthusiasm.


We promote and celebrate diversity, fostering equal opportunities and personal dignity.


Through education and research we are aware of the ecological limits of the planet and promote the careful use of resources.


We are resilient and receptive to change and foster a positive outlook.


We work collaboratively to create alliances across sectors and beyond borders.


Accounting and Finance


Arab and Islamic Studies


Art History and Visual Culture


Business and Management

Classics and Ancient History

Clean Energy

Computer Science and IT





Environmental Science

Film Studies

Flexible Combined Honours





Liberal Arts


Medical Imaging (Radiography)

Medical Sciences


Mining Engineering

Modern Languages

Natural Sciences


Physics and Astronomy

Politics and International Relations



Sport and Health Sciences

Theology and Religion

English Requirements

·         IELTS (International English Language Testing System – academic version)

·         TOEFL IBT

·         Pearson Test of English Academic

·         Other English language tests


For detailed information please contact university.

Tution Fee

The tuition fees for international students starting their course in October 2014 are:

Arts, Humanities, Social Science (including Business, Economics and Law); Single Honours Mathematics; Geography: £15,000

Accounting and Finance: £17,000

Science and Engineering (including Psychology and Sport Sciences): £17,500

Combined Honours programmes that combine a science and a non-science subject: £16,000

Medicine: Year 1 and 2: £17,500; Years 3, 4 and 5: £29,50