• Entry Standards Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the University. These tables use the old UCAS tariff.

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  • Student Satisfaction Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    4.18 / 5.00
  • Research Quality Research Quality

    A measure of the quality of the research undertaken in the University.

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    3.08 / 4.00
  • Research Intensity Research Intensity

    A measure of the proportion of staff involved in high-quality research in the University.

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    0.82 / 1.00
  • Graduate Prospects Graduate Prospects

    A guide to the employability of graduates on completion of their courses at the University.

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    79.6 / 100.0
  • Student-Staff Ratio Student-Staff Ratio

    The average staffing levels at the University.

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  • Academic Services Spend Academic Services Spend

    A guide to how much the University spends on supporting services such as libraries and IT.

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  • Facilities Spend Facilities Spend

    A guide to how much the University spends on supporting facilities such as the careers service, health and counselling services and sport facilities.

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  • Good Honours Good Honours

    The percentage of graduates achieving a first or upper second class honours degree – the class of degree achieved can impact a graduate’s employment prospects.

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    84.8 / 100.0
  • Degree Completion Degree Completion

    The proportion of students expected to successfully complete their studies and gain a degree from the University.

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    96.0 / 100.0

Founded in 1855, with a royal charter granting full university status in 1955. The campus in Cornwall was established in 2004 and the University of Exeter Medical School opened in 2013. The university has three campuses: Streatham Campus and St Luke's Campus in Exeter; and the Penryn Campus near Falmouth, in Cornwall. In 2017 the university came 1st for overall student satisfaction among Russell Group universities.

Entry Requirements

  • Typically A*AA–BBB at A level but requirements vary across specific programmes.
  • Please refer to the university website for detailed information on entry requirements.

Undergraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study:

Course Flexibility

  • Many of the university's programmes offer the opportunity to study or work abroad, or undertake a work placement.
  • Students can apply for direct entry to programmes with options to study abroad and, in some cases, can transfer to the study abroad variants after the first year of study.

Student Services and Facilities

  • The main library is open open 24/7 throughout the academic year. 
  • Exeter has one of the highest UK academic library ratios of printed books to students, with a stock in excess of 1.2 million and a dedicated Ready Text collection of the most highly demanded items.
  • Across the campuses the libraries have had £9m investment.

Disability Services

  • Please refer to the university website for information about disability services.

Students' Union

  • The award-winning Student's Guild represents all the diverse students of the University of Exeter, creating buzz and energy around the campus.
  • The Guild has over 220 affiliated societies, with thousands of members between them.
  • The RAG appeal by the Guild raised over £230,000 in 2015-16 with the money donated to local, national and international charities.

Availability of Part-Time Work

  • The Career Zone can help students find part-time and casual work opportunities that help students gain transferable skills and earn extra money while studying at Exeter.

Careers Guidance

  • The Career Zone on the Streatham Campus helps with information on graduate jobs, term time work, project placements with local companies, skills training, and volunteering.

Student Mix

21,669 students in 2015–16:

Level of study

  • Undergraduate 80%
  • Postgraduate 20%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 95%
  • Part Time 5%


  • UK 75%
  • EU 6%
  • Other 19%

Student gender

  • Male 46%
  • Female 54%


  • The university's origins stretch back to the foundation of Schools of Art and Science in the 1800s; it was granted full university status by royal charter in 1955.

Notable Alumni

  • Nick Baker – broadcaster and naturalist.
  • Jeremy Budd – Vice President, IBM Asia Pacific.
  • Steve Bell – English political cartoonist.
  • Frank Gardner – BBC Security Correspondent.
  • Rhod Gilbert – comedian.
  • Dennis Gillings – founder of Quintiles, the world’s largest contract research organisation.
  • Claire and Les Halpin – founders of The Halpin Trust.
  • Caroline Lucas – co-leader of Green party of England and Wales.
  • JK Rowling – British novelist, screenwriter and film producer best known as the author of the Harry Potter series.
  • Thom Yorke – lead singer of Radiohead.

Further Details

Address University of Exeter Northcote House The Queen’s Drive Exeter EX4 4QJ
UCAS Code E84