More than 180 new places for postgraduate study have been created at the University of Exeter, at a cost of more than £7 million. From the autumn, 100 fully funded studentships will be available. They will cover fees for three years and provide an annual maintenance grant for living expenses. An additional 80 bursaries are worth £7,000 a year for three years. Robert Van de Noort, dean of the Faculty of Graduate Research, said: "We are striving to become one of the UK's top-ten universities."