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 an Exeter Marshall Scholarship the successful 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, but with origins in institutions of the nineteenth-century, the University has around 25,000 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

Exeter has been placed top 15 in all major UK university league tables since 2011.  It is also well ranked and rising amongst the world’s top 200 universities in the QS and Times Higher Education Rankings, with “Employer Reputation” the strongest indicator.

The University boasts a 96% on time completion rate for degree courses and 95% graduate employability (employment or further study) six months after graduation.  Our network of more than 25,000 alumni extends to every corner of the globe.

Exeter has developed an outstanding research environment with excellence across the full range of subject disciplines and an impact across the world. We are leaders in cutting-edge science, engineering, mathematics and medicinal research and 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 key research themes that fit closely with international research priorities, examples including:

  • Clean Growth
  • Environmental Intelligence
  • Strategy and Security
  • Healthy Ageing
  • Global Political Economy
  • Living Systems

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 that 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.

A selection of some of our current postgraduate taught programmes:

  • MSc Policy Analytics
  • MSc Cyber Security Analytics
  • MA Conflict, Security and Development
  • MSc Global Sustainability Solutions
  • MA International Relations
  • MSc Economics
  • MA International Education
  • MA Medieval Studies
  • MA English Literary Studies
  • MSc Environment and Human Health
  • MSc Sport and Health Sciences
  • MSc Engineering Business Management
  • MSc Social and Organisational Psychology
  • MSc Conservation and Biodiversity  

Building on the strengths of established programmes, the University of Exeter has recently launched exciting new programmes, including:

  • MA Creativity: Innovation and Business Strategy
  • MA International Contemporary Art: Curation and Business
  • MA Food Studies
  • MPH Master of Public Health  
  • MSc Marine Vertebrate Ecology and Conservation  
  • MSc Applied Data Science (Environment and Sustainability)

For a full list of Masters courses click here

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 UK.

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 exceptional choice for eating out and fabulous local produce for eating in, as well as stylish big brand or independent shopping. There is an award-winning museum, independent theatre and cinemas in the heart of the city and a busy events calendar contributing to a thriving cultural scene. In 2020, Exeter was awarded UNESCO City of Literature status.  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,  Dartmoor and Exmoor national parks, and 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 in Truro , home to the University's European Centre for Environment and Human Health.

Thanks to its scenic beaches and coves with dramatic clifftop views, Cornwall is one of Britain’s favourite holiday destinations.

Check out Exeter's student life  and take a tour of our campuses:

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. Robin Rhodes Regional Manager (Americas) International Student Recruitment, University of Exeter: americas@exeter.ac.uk