About The University of Exeter:

The University of Exeter is a public research university based in Exeter, South West England. A member of the Russell Group of UK universities, it combines excellence in teaching and research. It was awarded gold in the first Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) in recognition of the high quality of its teaching. 98% of its research was rated as international quality in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF). Its motto is Lucem sequimur (we follow the light). It has its origins in the Exeter School of Art and Exeter School of Science, founded in 1855 and 1863 respectively. The schools merged, becoming the Royal Albert Memorial College, then the University College of the South West of England and finally in 1955 the University of Exeter, when it received its Royal Charter. The University is spread across four campuses: Streatham and St Luke’s in Exeter, and Penryn and Truro in Cornwall. In 1993, Camborne School of Mines was merged into the University of Exeter. The University of Exeter is organised into six academic colleges. Their many research institutes and centres include the Centre for Leadership Studies, the Bill Douglas Centre for the History of Cinema and Popular Culture, the Living Systems Institute and the Environment and Sustainability Institute. Its research themes are often interdisciplinary, and include climate change, translational medicine and exoplanets. University of Exeter alumni include J. K. Rowling – who studied a BA in French and Classics – and politicians Sajid Javid and Caroline Lucas



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
World University Rankings 345 360 291 323 307 308 319 289 259 246 252 236 222 210 206

By Fields

Field 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agriculture 191 155 113 109 - 113 107 82 56 49 52 55 45 36
Engineering - - - - - - - - - 451-500 401-450 351-400 301-350 351-400
Life Sciences - - - - - - - 207 194 203 182 184 175 213
Medicine - 297 295 - - - 299 280 270 281 277 252 252 239
Natural Sciences - - - - - - - 275 - 290 273 269 274 248
Social Sciences 202 180 214 167 114 134 126 96 105 96 101 102 81 77

By Subjects

Subject 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agricultural Sciences 251 - - - - - 401-450 401-450 401-450 451-500 351-400
Biology & Biochemistry - - - - - - - - 143 109 121
Chemistry - - - - - - - - - - -
Chemical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -
Civil Engineering 172 148 109 166 165 163 155 176 150 127 211
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - 288 277 258
Computer Science - - - - - - - - - - 289
Economics & Business - - - - - - - - 220 202 200
Electrical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -
Environment / Ecology 86 69 71 71 49 32 23 23 26 20 13
Geosciences 224 139 118 83 63 50 47 54 51 36 29
Immunology - - - - - - - - - - -
Materials Science - - - - - - - - - - 451-500
Mathematics - - - - - - - - - - -
Mechanical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -
Microbiology - - - - - - - - 230 193 189
Molecular Biology & Genetics - - - - - - - - 128 149 186
Neuroscience & Behavior - - - - - - - - 200 201 180
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - - - - - - - - - 401-450
Physics - 283 - - - - 351-400 351-400 401-450 451-500 451-500
Plant & Animal Science 90 94 114 100 93 79 78 71 76 77 68
Psychiatry / Psychology - - - - - - - - 117 117 103
Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - 74 62 60
Space Science - - - - - - - - 117 255 245
Energy Science & Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -
Environmental Science & Engineering - - - - - - - - - - 30
Biomedical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -