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The University of Exeter is home to a supportive community of over 4,000 postgraduate students, offering an inspiring environment to pursue a master's or PhD. Postgraduate open days enable students to see if the university is right for them, running in November and March every year in Exeter and Penryn. Scholarships and funded PhD programmes are available; please refer to the university website for details.

Postgraduate Student Statistics

5,563 postgraduate students in 2017–18

Mode of study

  • Full Time 69%
  • Part Time 31%

Domicile

  • UK 63%
  • EU 6%
  • Other 31%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Education 185 1045 1230
Psychology 95 470 565
Business & Management Studies 30 480 510
Accounting & Finance 15 475 490
Politics 40 365 405
Biological Sciences 205 90 295
Other 10 210 220
English 65 105 170
General Engineering 80 65 140
Medicine 125 0 125
History 65 50 115
Geography & Environmental Science 75 35 110
Middle Eastern & African Studies 80 20 100
Law 40 60 100
Economics 20 80 95
Drama, Dance & Cinematics 35 55 85
Physics & Astronomy 85 0 85
Materials Technology 15 65 75
Computer Science 45 25 70
Mathematics 55 10 70
Geology 15 50 65
Anthropology 10 50 60
Sports Science 30 30 60
Archaeology 25 25 50
Electrical & Electronic Engineering 35 10 45
Mechanical Engineering 20 25 45
Theology & Religious Studies 25 10 35
Classics & Ancient History 15 15 30
Civil Engineering 0 30 30
Sociology 10 20 30
Philosophy 15 5 20
Medical Technology 5 10 10
Pharmacology & Pharmacy 0 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 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 the university website. This  contains scholarships offered by the university as well as numerous bursaries and non-academic scholarships.