This Scholarship is for Graduate Study in any subject at either Masters or Doctoral level at the University of Exeter and will be for up to two years (with a possibility of a third year for doctoral studies). If awarded a Exeter Marshall Scholarship candidates would be expected to study at the University of Exeter.

The following Information has been provided by the University of Exeter.

General information

The University of Exeter is one of the United Kingdom’s leading universities, combining a world-class academic environment with an outstanding student experience. It is a member of the Russell Group of prominent research-intensive universities. Formed in 1955, the University has 22,500 students from more than 140 countries. With campuses located in Devon and Cornwall, University of Exeter students benefit from the South West of England’s unrivalled mix of city life, countryside and coastline.


Fast facts

In the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019, Exeter is placed 12th overall in the UK, with 29 individual subjects ranked UK Top Ten 10 (only Oxford and Cambridge have more). It is also ranked and rising amongst the world’s top 200 universities in the QS and Times Higher Education Rankings, with “Employer Reputation” the strongest indicator.

Exeter received a top rated Gold award for student satisfaction and graduate outcomes in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework. In the National Student Survey (NSS) 2018, students rated teaching quality and learning experience at Exeter amongst the highest in the Russell Group universities.

Exeter boasts an outstanding research environment with excellence across the full range of subject disciplines and an impact across the globe. We are leaders in cutting-edge science, engineering, mathematics and medicine research with a world-class reputation in the humanities and social sciences. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014) 98% of our research was rated as of international quality. This resulted in the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) awarding us an extra £3.8 million for research, the third highest gain amongst English universities.

We have a number of interdisciplinary research themes, which fit closely with international research priorities. See some of the research degrees on offer:

  • Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology
  • Computer Science
  • Strategy and Security
  • International Relations
  • Global Political Economy
  • Economics

We are constantly seeking new ways to engage in order to build productive, sustainable partnerships and tackle some of the fundamental issues facing humankind. We believe the future of research lies in breaking down traditional barriers between academic disciplines so the bigger problems of the 21st Century can be considered from human as well as physical perspectives. For example, Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Pioneer University programme is an international network of eight leading universities who are developing pioneering and innovative circular economy-orientated research or teaching programmes. As one of this select group, the University of Exeter aims to demonstrate leadership in the sector through the work of the Centre for Circular Economy.

Our science and humanities subjects have been ranked amongst the very best in the world. Eighteen subjects are now positioned in the world’s top 100 – with six in the top 50 - according to the 2019 QS World University Subject Rankings. Building on the success of previous years, our sports-related subjects have risen one place to equal 12th, while both Mining Engineering (equal 14th) and Geography (18th) feature in the top 20. Elsewhere Environmental Sciences (33rd), Psychology (34th), and Theology and Religion (39th) all feature in the elite Top 50 grouping. Other notable entries include Archaeology – home to the Centre for Archaeology of the Americas, Earth and Marine Sciences, English, History, Performing Arts, Politics and International Studies, which all feature within the global Top 100.

A selection of our current postgraduate taught programmes:

  • MSc Policy Analytics
  • MSc Computer Science
  • MA Conflict, Security and Development
  • MSc Sustainable Development
  • MA International Relations
  • MSc Economics
  • MA Classics and Ancient History
  • MA Creative Writing
  • MA History
  • MA English Literary Studies
  • MA Philosophy
  • MSc Environment and Human Health
  • MSc Sport and Health Sciences

Building on the strengths of established programmes, the University of Exeter has recently launched exciting new programmes - ideal for ambitious students who aspire to work in international settings and across diverse cultures, organisations and businesses to address global challenges. Take a look at:

  • MSc Global Governance
  • MSc Applied Data Science and Statistics
  • MSc International Business
  • MA Creativity: Innovation and Business Strategy

In recent years we have invested more than £500 million in the facilities across our campuses. This has included new and redeveloped spaces for teaching, learning, research and studying, as well as sport, accommodation and social spaces. Our state-of the-art facilities include: the Digital Humanities Laboratory (on the Streatham campus) housing the latest digitization tools for investigating important historical, literary and visual artefacts; and the Renewable Energy Engineering Facility - REEF (on the Penryn campus) providing practical opportunities to use renewable energy technology to generate data. The Streatham campus has also gained a dedicated teaching laboratory for Computational Social Sciences including the Exeter Q-Step Centre for quantitative methods training.

Life in

Students at the University of Exeter, whether based at our campuses in Devon or Cornwall, benefit from living in one of the most beautiful parts of the country.

Exeter is home to our main site, the Streatham Campus on the edge of the city, and St Luke's Campus in the heart of the town. With its Roman origins, gothic cathedral, and legacy of the Blitz, Exeter has an abundance of interesting places to explore. It offers an exceptional array of choice for eating out and fabulous local produce for eating in, as well as stylish shopping. There are award-winning museums, independent theatres and cinemas in the heart of the city and a busy events calendar contributes to a thriving cultural scene. Exeter benefits from a huge amount of green spaces at its heart and on its fringes, not least the University’s own Streatham Campus. Rolling countryside, expansive National Parks, and, of course, miles of beautiful coastline make exploring outside the city itself exhilarating and rewarding.

The University of Exeter has two sites in Cornwall; the Penryn Campus, shared with Falmouth University, and the Knowledge Spa at Truro Hospital, home to the University's College of Medicine and Health in Cornwall.

Thanks to its scenic beaches and coves with dramatic clifftop views, Cornwall is one of Britain’s favourite holiday destinations. There are ancient and industrial historical sites to visit and plenty of sport and leisure activities to try out. The county also has a rich history of artistic and scientific innovation, making it a fascinating and stimulating place to attend university. The surrounding area has some great destinations for students inclined to explore a bit further afield. T

Take a tour of our campuses from the sky:

  • Streatham Campus, Exeter
  • Penryn Campus, Cornwall
Campus Picture

For further information

Our regional team would be delighted to speak to you. For more information or assistance with applications to the University please contact:

Mr. Jesse Lynch Interim Regional Manager (Americas and Norway) International Student Recruitment University of Exeter
+44 1392 723386