University of Exeter

The University of Exeter is a public research university in Exeter, Devon, South West England, United Kingdom.

The university was founded and received its Royal Charter in 1955, although its predecessor institutions, the Royal Albert Memorial College and the University College of the South West of England.

To celebrate the educational and scientific work of Prince Albert, and inspired by the Great Exhibition of 1851, Exeter School of Art in 1855 and the Exeter School of Science in 1863 were founded. In 1868, the Schools of Art and Science relocated to Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Queen Street, Exeter and, with support from the University of Cambridge, became the Exeter Technical and University Extension College in 1893.
In 1900 its official title was changed to the Royal Albert Memorial College and the college moved to Bradninch Place in Gandy Street. The college was again renamed to the University College of the South West of England in 1922 after the college was incorporated under the Companies Act and included on the list of institutions eligible to receive funds from the then University Grants Committee. As was customary for new university institutions in England in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the college prepared students for external degrees of the University of London.


College of Humanities
Department of Archaeology
Department of Classics and Ancient History
Department of Drama
Department of English
Department of Film Studies
Department of History
Department of Modern Languages
Department of Theology and Religion
College of Social Sciences and International Studies
Law School
Department of Politics
Department of Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology
Graduate School of Education
Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies
College of Life and Environmental Sciences
Department of Biosciences
Department of Geography
Department of Psychology
Department of Sport and Health Sciences
College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences
Camborne School of Mines
Department of Engineering
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Department of Physics and Astronomy
The Business School
Centre for Leadership Studies
Department of Accounting
Department of Economics
Department of Management
University of Exeter Medical School
Department of Medicine
Department of Medical Imaging
Department of Medical Sciences


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  • Events facilities
  • Places to stay
  • Sport