Kenyon Programme

Information for Kenyon College Students

Studying at Exeter

You will take six courses (three per semester), and five of these are taken in Anglophone literature and can be chosen from a wide range covering different periods and genres. You can choose from level 2 modules (lecture courses, with weekly seminars, which are assessed by a final exam in the first semester and portfolio of written work in the second semester) and level 3 modules (seminars on particular topics, assessed through a portfolio of essays).

Kenyon seminar

In addition to the Exeter courses, you will take the Kenyon seminar which is taken over both semesters with the Kenyon-Exeter resident programme director. This course is organised around exciting literary and cultural field trips and provides the opportunity to experience exceptional English theatre productions and link the study of British literature with the environment.  In the past students have gone on field trips to Ireland, London, Stratford on Avon, and locations in the South West, and have seen plays by the Royal Shakespeare Company and in the West End.

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Arriving in Exeter

When you arrive in Exeter, you will have time to adjust to your new surroundings and a different educational system. You can attend a programme of events laid on for International students including tours of the campus and facilities, social events, and an introduction to life in Exeter and the UK. You'll also receive an induction session on the difference between the UK and US systems of education, which include details about the use of terminology and cultural differences.

The University of Exeter

The University of Exeter has around 21,273 students and over 3,900 staff, and has two campuses in Exeter and two in Cornwall.  It is large enough to offer great facilities, but small enough to retain a personal and friendly atmosphere. The University is consistently one of the best in the UK for student satisfaction, is ranked highly in national league tables.

It has over 100 societies, a student-run newspaper, tv and radio station, and 50 sports clubs, along with a wide range of learning resources and support services.

Kenyon students will study at the University's main Streatham campus in Exeter which has the reputation of one of the most beautiful in the UK. With lakes, parkland and gardens with rare species of plants, it offers a safe and enjoyable environment for study.

Department of English

The Department of English is part of the College of Humanities, and is based in the Queen's Building, in the middle of the Campus which has recently benefited from an extensive upgrade in facilities.