University Level
Why Study University Level at Exeter College

Why Study University Level at Exeter College

Studying a university level course at Exeter College gives you access to high quality teaching and resources, small class sizes, flexible studying and a vibrant student city location – for lower fees than many universities. Take a look below to find out more!

  • 1. City life

    Join 19,000 university level students in Exeter. Enjoy the nightlife, shopping, events, bars, restaurants, theatre of Exeter. Click Here to find out more of what Exeter has to offer

    Only a stone's throw away is the beautiful Devon countryside reachable by the fantastic transport links. There is even an International airport for when you want to travel futher afield.

  • 2. Our experience becomes yours

    Our university level staff have all worked to a high level in their industry, so you will benefit from their knowledge and expertise. Many also teach at our partner universities. Click Here to find out more about our staff

  • 3. We bring your career to you

    Our university level courses are designed in partnership with employers. The practical knowledge and skills that you learn during the course will be invaluable in your career and make you more employable.

    You will work on live briefs and real work experience, have access to employer masterclasses and benifet from our in-house progression and employability team.

  • 4. You're not just a number

    Your voice won't get lost in a busy lecture theatre. Our small group sizes mean we know our university level students as individuals.

    You will have better engagement in the classroom, opportunities for peer discussion and supportive relationships with your lecturers.

  • 5. The right tools for the job

    Our vocationally specialist facilities and industry standard equipmewnt mean you are employer ready.

    We have New sports therapy treatment rooms, HD TV Studio, theatre, dark rooms, a new Outdoor Adventure Centre, and world class aerospace and engineering facilities. Click Here to learn more about our facilities

What our students say...

"The fact that I may be able to achieve my dream career is a real motivator. I have achieved loads, developed brand new skills and produced really good work. My tutor is fantastic!"
Charlotte - Graphic Communication Foundation Degree

"You are closer to your tutor than you would be at a traditional university due to the smaller class sizes. I have enjoyed feeling and being treated as an adult."
Nina - Business HND

QAA Higher Education Review

In April 2015, following a comprehensive review of all our University level provision, Exeter College received the seal of approval from the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). The Review Panel agreed that all aspects of the University Level learning opportunities provided by the College met UK standards and expectations. The Panel particularly identified as an area of good practice, “The comprehensive and consistent academic support for students that enables them to fulfil their potential” (QAA, 2015).

Click Here to read the QAA Higher Education Review report 

In response to the Review, the College has developed a comprehensive plan of action to ensure that good practice is maintained and opportunities to continue to enhance the University level student experience at Exeter College are pursued.

Click Here to read the Exeter College Higher Education Action Plan

Need help or advice?

Our Higher Education Adviser is on hand to answer your questions during the application stage as well as while you are studying as a university level student. She can help you whether you need course advice, information on how to apply or want to know more about student life, financial support or accommodation. Phone 01392 400909 or email

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