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Welcome to all new postgraduate students

New postgraduates

Please note

This information is for new Postgraduate Taught (PGT) students. PGT students are those studying for an MA or MRes.

If you are studying for an MPhil or a PhD then you are a Postgraduate Research (PGR) student; if this applies to you, please see the Doctoral College website for your induction information.


Information about things you'll need to do before arriving at Exeter can be found on our New Students website.

Prepare for your studies in the College of Social Sciences and International Studies and meet your fellow students.

Join course.

This schedule may be subject to change – always check your personal timetable online for the latest information.
Last updated: 1st September

Induction module

We have created an induction module for you within ELE (Exeter Learning Environment). ELE is our virtual learning environment and enables you to access course materials and use tools such as discussion forums and learning logs to interact online. Please note you must have registered with the University and activated your IT account in order to access ELE.

You can also access the University's New Students’ Guide at any time prior to that.

DateTimeEventThemeVenue
Thurs 16 September 09:30am Department Welcome Staff will welcome you to the Department and answer any questions Online event

Library events

Online Library Induction: Online introduction to key library resources, services and facilities

This ELE (Exeter Learning Environment) page is here for you to refer back to at any time for important information about the college, as well as wider services and support available to you.

ELE is our virtual learning environment and enables you to access course materials and use tools such as discussion forums and learning logs to interact online. Please note you must have registered with the University and activated your IT account in order to access ELE.

Share your experiences, support prospective students and earn while you learn

Can you commit to one hour a week chatting to prospective students on your smartphone? Do you enjoy talking/writing? If yes, apply to become a Unibuddy Ambassador for the University of Exeter.

  • Share your experiences of University life
  • Build professional skills
  • Improve your CV and increase employability prospects
  • Support students just like you
  • Earn while you learn

Unibuddy is a social platform that connects current students with prospective applicants from around the world. Through informal chats, blogs and videos, Unibuddy ambassadors offer support, guidance and information to help applicants make the right decisions about higher education.

As a Unibuddy ambassador you will:

  • Answer questions from students about study, life and your experience at university (one hour per week at the standard ESA (Exeter Student Ambassador) hourly rate).
  • Help students find the right information and contact details for particular departments/people at the University of Exeter.
  • Check your account on a daily basis and answer questions in a timely manner.
  • Keep conversations going and build up a friendly relationship with students by asking questions and being engaging.
  • Provide a real insight into the University of Exeter experiences through chats, blogs and videos (a minimum of two pieces of content per month).

To be a successful Unibuddy you will:

  • Be a confident communicator who enjoys producing engaging content.
  • Have a positive outlook on university life and study.
  • Be flexible and willing to respond to questions quickly and efficiently.
  • Adopt a mature and professional approach to conversations.

How to apply:

To apply for this role, please express your interest to PGunibuddy@exeter.ac.ukWe look forward to hearing from you!

What if I need to study remotely in term 1?

You can apply to study remotely this term. It is a simple process which is detailed on our Coronavirus information pages

If you have any further questions, worries or concerns you can get in touch with us at Info.Amory@exeter.ac.uk or on 01392 723301

Welcome to the Department of Politics at the University of Exeter.

We are very happy to have you with us. We look forward to engaging with you in our modules and activities.

You are now studying at one of the best all round Politics departments in the UK, where we excel in research and teaching across all the main areas of political science including international relations, political theory, public policy and administration, comparative politics, public opinion and political behaviour.

Our taught masters programmes reflect this diversity and the fact that our research directly shapes the modules we deliver at this level.

We have grown significantly in recent years and our reputation for high quality research has helped us recruit staff with excellent records, providing us with a breadth and depth of expertise that makes us a world class Politics group.

Our staff aim to be friendly and approachable so feel free to come and discuss with us any issues that you may have. We welcome your feedback and ideas. 

Professor Isabelle Engeli
Head of Department