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University of Exeter


The University of Exeter is member of the prestigious Russell Group of research intensive universities, and combines academic excellence and world-leading research with stunning campuses in the most beautiful part of the UK.

In recent years Exeter have cemented their reputation for excellence in teaching and research; they are Top 10 in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017 and were THE Sports University of the Year in 2015/16, and their global reputation is growing rapidly. The University of Exeter is highest ranked amongst the 24 members of the Russell Group in the National Student Survey based on Overall Satisfaction and 2nd with respect to the average across all question category scores.

The Law School at the University of Exeter is an ambitious, dynamic and friendly law school delivering a first class legal education, offering some of the most sought after law courses in the UK. The Law School offers a cosmopolitan teaching environment attracting students, staff and visiting scholars from around the world.

The portfolio of degrees and extra-curricular activities, such as mooting, pro bono work, study tours and work placements, offer unrivalled opportunities to gain invaluable legal experience both at home and abroad and promise to offer a unique experience in as well as out of the classroom.

The flexible graduate programmes have been specifically designed to respond to the needs of law firms, barristers’ chambers, and other employers for subject specialists. You will be encouraged to take a fresh perspective, to think independently and solve problems – all the attributes of a good lawyer.

Exeter's researchers’ specialist interests collectively encompass a wide range of legal fields. There is an established research history in Family Law, Legal History and European Law; in addition the University is also rapidly growing strengths in international and comparative law, human rights, intellectual property and commercial law.

The Law School's location within the College of Social Sciences and International Studies enhances the vigorous research culture and study environment. There is a number of Research Centres, both across specialist fields and in interdisciplinary areas:

  • Bracton Centre for Legal History Research
  • Centre for Commercial and Corporate Law
  • Centre for European Legal Studies
  • Network on Family Regulation and Society
  • Science, Culture and the Law at Exeter (SCuLE)

Formed in 2016, the Canadian Law Student Society aims to be a resource both for current Canadian students studying law at Exeter, as well as networking tool for Canadian alumni who have graduated. They are in the process of planning a range of useful academic/professional events, and fun social events for society members. Skype sessions with the NCA and LLM programs in Canada, as well as recent Exeter graduates who are now back in Canada will be hosted throughout the year. They are also setting up a buddy/mentor system for new students coming to Exeter. Furthermore, they look forward to meeting members at the Fresher’s Week and Thanksgiving socials that will be held in the fall term.

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Law degrees at the University of Exeter

The LLB takes three years’ full-time study to complete. It is fully accredited by the Law Society and Bar Council, covering all the foundation subjects that are required to pass the Academic Stage that forms part of the professional qualification as a barrister or solicitor. On graduation you will be able proceed to the Solicitors’ Legal Practice Course or Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC).

After a core first year, the programme becomes increasingly flexible in years two and three. You can choose modules from a diverse set of options and design a programme to suit your developing interests. For students achieving a grade of 2.1 or above, this includes the option to change to a four-year LLB programme that includes a year abroad in a partner institution.


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