Streatham campus

The College was created in 2010 to bring together related and long-established disciplines within the University.

Welcome to all new students of Autumn 2016

It is a great pleasure to welcome you as a student of the College of Social Sciences and International Studies (SSIS) at the University of Exeter. Here you will be entering - or returning to - the world of the academy, where your ideas matter and where you will be encouraged to read widely and think critically.

Interdisciplinary collaboration is a hallmark of our College, and many of our taught programmes offer the option of supplementing your main discipline with modules from a complementary subject area. Over recent years our subjects have featured at the top end of the UK's National Student Survey and in The Times Good University league tables. We are proud of this reputation which reflects well not only on our academic staff, but also on the commitment and talent of our students.

We now have around 2100 undergraduates and 1500 postgraduate students, who study full or part time on the two Exeter campuses (Streatham and St Luke's), the Penryn Campus in Cornwall, or via distance learning from countries all over the world.

Wherever you are studying, and whether this is the beginning of your journey into higher education, a deeper exploration of your subject, or your entry into research; we hope that your time with us will be a rewarding experience, and that you flourish both intellectually and as an individual.

Welcome information

If you are new postgraduate research (PGR) student please see the Graduate Research School website.

If you are a PGR student at the Strategy and Security Institute please see both the Graduate Research School website and the Strategy and Security Institute website.

If you have any questions please email us as follows:

Undergraduates and postgraduate taught students:

Postgraduate (research):