Information for new students

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. Our students have consistently rated us very highly for overall satisfaction in the National Student Survey and over recent years our subjects have featured at the top end 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 a new undergraduate student, please select your subject here:

If you are a new postgraduate taught student, please select your subject here:

Information for PGR (PhD) students can be found on the Doctoral College website.

In the meantime you may like to familiarise yourself with the University's main website for all new students - and if you have any questions please don't hesitate to email us as follows:

Undergraduates and postgraduate taught students: Enquire online

Postgraduate (research): Enquire online