We are a research-intensive Russell Group university who have featured in the top 15 of all the major league tables since 20111, and the number one University in the South West2.

As the UK’s fastest growing research-university3, we’re looking for the researchers of tomorrow to continue with us on our journey.

Why Exeter for your PhD?

  • 98% of our research is of international quality, with all subject areas featuring world-leading research (Research Excellence Framework 2014)
  • Huge range of research topics – from archaeobotany to zooplankton – astrophysics to visual culture
  • Over 100 PhD studentships available Autumn/Winter for 2020 entry across a wide range of subject areas
  • A vibrant postgraduate research community, supported by our Doctoral College
  • Beautiful campus locations in vibrant Exeter, Devon and stunning Cornwall, giving you access to beaches, countryside and the moors.
  • Award winning researchers: awards include the Guardian’s Research Impact award for microplastic research and the Outstanding Early Career Impact award (ESRC) for research which will lead to more transparent and safer policing.

Want to find out more?

University of Exeter will be attending the PostgraduateStudentships PhD Funding Fair in December – apply to attend the Fair and find out more here.

We’re looking forward to meeting you.

University of Exeter Doctoral College Team

1 The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide, (The Times; The Sunday Times prior to 2013), Guardian University Guide, Complete University Guide.

2 The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

3 We are the UK’s fastest growing research university based on research income between 07/08 to 16/17 (187% growth over period, £24.5m to £70.2m). This excludes R&D tax credits income.