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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 14th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 and were THE Sports University of the Year in 2015/16, and their global reputation is growing rapidly. Students rate the University’s teaching quality and learning experience amongst the highest in the Russell Group universities, according to the latest results from the National Student Survey (NSS) 2018 - Exeter has been ranked 2nd out of the 24 leading UK research-led institutions in the respected survey. Exeter also performed strongly in the specific Overall Satisfaction category, placed 3rd in the Russell Group.

Law at Exeter is ranked in the Top 100 in the Times World University Rankings 2018, and the University of Exeter Law School 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)
  • Human Rights and Democracy Forum
  • Exeter Centre for International Law

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.


Exeter offers a range of LLB and LLM degrees. If you are interested in the 3 year LLB Degree you can enter directly from high school and you will undergo two years of core law and one year of electives. If you have completed an undergraduate degree, you can apply for the two year accelerated Graduate LLB degree which consists of two years of core law. The specialized LLM is a twelve-month course and allows you to specialize in a field of law.

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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.

Taught at Streatham Campus, Exeter



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  • Exeter is a great school located in a major student town in a beautiful area of the UK
  • The University has an excellent reputation and is a member of the Russell Group
  • Staff over outstanding academic support, and a wide variety of programs and modules are offered.
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  • Exeter has a great international human rights program that is affiliated with the UN


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