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The University of Exeter offers an inspiring and collaborative environment for students to pursue a masters or PhD. Combining world-class teaching and research in exceptional locations in South West England, the university is home to a supportive community of over 4,000 postgraduate students. Students value the university because it puts them first, helping them gain the knowledge, skills and attitude to excel.

Postgraduate Student Statistics

4,915 postgraduate students in 2016–17

Mode of study

  • Full Time 71%
  • Part Time 29%

Domicile

  • UK 61%
  • EU 7%
  • Other 33%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Education 205 895 1100
Business & Management Studies 40 540 580
Psychology 90 370 460
Accounting & Finance 20 440 460
Biological Sciences 190 105 300
Politics 35 130 170
English 55 90 145
General Engineering 70 60 130
Law 45 65 110
Medicine 110 0 110
History 60 45 105
Middle Eastern & African Studies 75 25 100
Economics 15 75 90
Geography & Environmental Science 60 30 90
Physics & Astronomy 85 0 85
Sports Science 35 45 75
Drama, Dance & Cinematics 30 40 70
Mathematics 50 20 65
Geology 10 45 60
Archaeology 30 25 55
Anthropology 10 45 55
Materials Technology 10 40 50
Computer Science 35 10 45
Classics & Ancient History 10 30 40
Theology & Religious Studies 20 15 35
Mechanical Engineering 20 15 35
Electrical & Electronic Engineering 35 0 35
Civil Engineering 0 20 20
Sociology 10 10 20
Philosophy 15 5 15
Medical Technology 5 5 5
French 5 0 5
History of Art, Architecture & Design 5 0 5
Iberian Languages 5 0 5
Russian & East European Languages 5 0 5
German 5 0 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Postgraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study:

Postgraduate Tuition Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2018–2019). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom 7,995
Mixed 7,995
Laboratory 10,000
Clinical 8,200
Classroom
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Mixed
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Laboratory
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical
Clinical subjects can include dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine.

Bursaries and Scholarships

  • Postgraduate scholarships and funded PhD programmes are offered annually across a wide range of disciplines in science, engineering, mathematics, medicine, humanities and social sciences.
  • Students can search for funding via the University of Exeter's funding database on University of Exeter's website which contains scholarships offered by the university as well as numerous bursaries and non-academic scholarships.

Accommodation for Postgraduate Students

  • The University of Exeter guarantees to offer accommodation to all unaccompanied first year postgraduates from outside the EU.