College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences
The College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences undertakes exemplary teaching and research across a number of complementary scientific disciplines. Each discipline explores opportunities to support and enhance our other subjects, providing exciting interdisciplinary research and innovative approaches to teaching.
Our areas of expertise cover Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science, and Physics and Astronomy at the Streatham Campus in Exeter, with Geology, Mining and Minerals Engineering and Renewable Energy at the Cornwall Campus. The College is continuing to invest approximately £8m in facilities and academic staff over the next 2 years; £1.5m in Physics facilities, £3m in the Harrison Building for the development of the atrium, and the balance in academic staff across the two campuses.
Our degrees are designed to prepare students optimally for employment or further training in a wide variety of professional careers. The discipline-specific and generic skills and experiences that are highly sought by employers are embedded into our programmes and supported by numerous associated opportunities provided by the University. There is an exceptionally wide range of activities to develop your CV, from business placements and management training to the UK’s largest volunteering programme and one of the most active Students’ Unions in the country.
College of Social Sciences and International Studies
The College of Social Sciences and International Studies carries out excellent research and teaching across a number of related disciplines. Our areas of expertise include Arab and Islamic Studies, Education, Law, Politics, Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology and Strategy and Security.
Interdisciplinary collaboration is a hallmark of the College, reflected both in research and our varied curriculum which offers flexibility and choice. Our areas of interdisciplinary excellence include Middle East Politics and European Law.
With around 187 academic staff, 1700 undergraduates and 1400 postgraduate students in the College, we carry out research and teaching at the University’s campuses at Streatham, St Luke's and Cornwall. We believe our size and quality enable us to not only develop world leading research but also offer a wide range of postgraduate and undergraduate programmes that are dynamic, flexible, and taught with a high degree of commitment and skill.
The Business School
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.
College of Life and Environmental Sciences
The College of Life and Environmental Sciences carries out excellent research and teaching across a number of related disciplines. Our areas of expertise span Biosciences, Geography, Psychology, and Sport and Health Sciences.
World class research
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.
Innovative research-inspired teaching and a platform for future success
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. Support is available to students from staff throughout the College and also from services elsewhere in the University, such as the careers services.
College of Humanities
A warm welcome to our College.
We are rated among the top 75 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. 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 offer nearly 100 degree programmes at undergraduate level, many with integrated study abroad in Europe and North America. 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 pursuing a vigorous internationalisation programme and is actively developing academic partnerships with leading institutions in China, Europe, India and the USA.
As a member of the Russell Group, we are committed to support, promote and conduct the highest calibre research in the arts and humanities. We are keen to explore opportunities for interdisciplinary practice, developing international research partnerships and fostering a vibrant atmosphere for intellectual exchange.
At the University of Exeter Medical School, we pride ourselves on contributing regionally and nationally to health, prosperity and well-being through three strands of activity:
- Undertaking research driven by the principle of translation from discovery to personalised care and healthy communities.
- Delivering socially accountable medical education.
- Training collaborative leaders who are committed to life-long scholarship for the service of patients and the public.
We deliver this mission by:
- Undertaking world class research in four key areas:
Diabetes, Cardiovascular Risk and Ageing
Environment and Human Health
Health Services Research
Neuroscience and Mental Health
- Sustaining and developing academic and clinical partnerships that improve healthcare, education and research.
- Delivering an undergraduate medical programme which is recognised by the General Medical Council and produces the high quality doctors needed by the NHS and other healthcare providers.
- Developing new education programmes that will deliver sustainability and high levels of student satisfaction.
- Focusing on the creation of a genuinely international medical school.
- Investing in staff and infrastructure to support our world-class research and education.
As a new medical school, we are applying to the General Medical Council (GMC)1 for recognition as an awarding body for a primary medical qualification. Our staff have had many years’ experience with the GMC recognition process.