We are a Russell Group university which consistently ranks amongst the best in the UK. Our research partnerships include high calibre universities nationally and internationally; we hold industry research partnerships with Airbus, Glaxos Smith Kline, IBM and Rolls Royce amongst others. In the 2014 Research Exercise Framework, world-leading research and impact was identified in all subject areas and 98 per cent was of international or world-leading quality. Our research, and consequent PhD and doctoral study opportunities, span a wide-range of subject areas and we offer funded doctoral training programmes through all the major research councils, in addition to a wealth of self-funded projects. As of 2017, we have over 1,500 PhD, doctoral students, and early career researchers, all of whom are integral to our research community. Our Doctoral College provides a focal point for the support and training of these groups to help maximise potential and success. Our international reputation is growing every year; The University of Exeter offers a unique combination of world-class research expertise and leading facilities across four study locations in the beautiful South West of England.