Students on the MPA have come from countries such as China, Korea, Japan, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Kazakhstan, Sudan, and Israel as well as the UK.

Programme Director: Dr Stephen Greasley

International students

The Exeter MPA is multi-national programme and welcomes students from around the world.

The University campus provides a safe and friendly environment for study with easy access to the city of Exeter and some of the most beautiful countryside and coastline in the UK within easy reach. The College of Social Sciences and International Studies has around 450 international students while students on the MPA have come from countries such as China, Korea, Japan, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Kazakhstan, Sudan, and Israel as well as the UK.

International Office

Staff in the University’s International Office will be happy to advise you about any aspect of living and studying at the University of Exeter, including the suitability of your existing academic qualification and English language proficiency.


We can guarantee a place in University accommodation to all new unaccompanied international postgraduates from outside the EU in their first year of study and attending for the full academic year, provided that their applications for accommodation and deposit are received by our deadline.

English language requirements

Please see entry requirements for more details. 

English language support

The INTO University of Exeter Centre offers Academic English and intensive pre-sessional English summer courses, designed for students who need to improve their ability in English and study skills before they start their degree programme. The Centre also offers non-credit bearing in-sessional support courses including writing tutorials, grammar workshops and oral communication classes throughout the year. These are available, free of charge, to students who meet the minimum English language entry requirements but wish to continue to improve their academic English skills.

Dong Hee Lim
Ministry of Employment and Labour, Korea

I work for the Ministry of Employment and Labour for the Korean Government. MPA courses are very well known for their practical and theoretical elements and many employees from the Korean Government come to the University of Exeter and study the MPA. I enjoy that the professors have a passion for what they are teaching. Most of the students have experiences and careers in the public sector so we can share our experiences. It is very useful because we can investigate the economic and political policies among different countries. Public organisations deal differently with situations and it is useful to share ideas.