Our programmes offer a wide range of options including interdisciplinary modules

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Postgraduate taught study

We offer a diverse range of masters programmes across the humanities and social sciences many of which are recognised by the ESRC and AHRC. Our degrees offer advanced academic study providing discipline-specific and generic skills sought by employers.

Key features of our programmes

  • informed by the latest research and ideas
  • taught by academic staff carrying out internationally excellent and world-leading research
  • wide range of options including interdisciplinary modules
  • many programmes available part-time or on a distance learning basis
  • lively postgraduate environment including research events and annual postgraduate conference

Considering a Masters degree?

A Masters degree involves intensive academic study into a specific area of interest and is usually taught full-time over a year or part-time over two. We offer several types of taught programme, Master of Arts (MA), Master of Laws (LLM), Master of Science (MSc), Master of Research (MRes), Masters of Education (Med) and Master of Public Administration (MPA). All involve taking modules, usually taught in informal seminars, as well as a significant degree of independent study and research.

Find out more about our postgraduate degree programmes.

Further information

Useful information about postgraduate study at the University of Exeter, our campuses, the local area, University facilities, and information about the admissions process can be found on the University's Postgraduate Study website.