Exeter University has a long-standing tradition of providing education in a variety of disciplines, in South West England, something which dates back to the mid-19th century. The Great Exhibition of 1851 was the catalyst for the formation of a School of Art (founded in 1855) and the School of Science which opened in 1863. Numerous additions to the course schedule, and several name changes, sealed the fate of higher education in Exeter, with a charter being granted in 1955-Exeter University was born. Since then Camborne School of Mines, a Postgraduate Medical School, and St Loye’s School of Health Studies have merged with the university. There are also on-going campus development and investment programs to help keep up the high standards the university has set in higher education.
The university currently has six different schools, with courses run in various different subject disciplines under each ‘academic umbrella’. The Business School covers accounting, economics, finance, leadership and management courses, while the College of Life and Environmental Sciences offers students the chance to study biosciences, geography, psychology, and sport/health sciences. Also look out for the College of Engineering Mathematics and Physical Sciences, which includes courses on medical imaging, physics and astronomy, and geology courses, along with the Camborne School of Mines. There are also a wide range of social sciences and international studies courses, a humanities department offering everything from film studies to modern languages, and medical and dental courses on offer.
The university welcomes UK and international students for undergraduate, postgraduate, and postgraduate research programs, which are spread over three campuses. The Cornwall Campus in Falmouth runs courses in humanities, social sciences, and engineering, and will soon be the home of an environmental and sustainability research institute. If you choose to study in Exeter then you’ll either be located at the main Streatham Campus, or if you’re studying medical, dentistry, or health sciences, at the St Luke’s site. All campuses have their own facilities for students, including shops, sports halls, and student union entertainment.
Exeter University also has a reputation for outstanding research, particularly in the fields of science, engineering, mathematics, and medical research. Academics and a pool of over 1000 postgraduate researchers produce work which is not just valuable to the academic community, but to the business world as well. Consultancy, knowledge transfer programs, and commercial opportunities maintain strong links between the faculty and the community.
If you want to find out more, why not order a prospectus or attend an open day, and perhaps you’ll be studying in Exeter in the future.