The University of Exeter is one of the top universities in the world, with high levels of student satisfaction, access to fantastic purpose-built facilities, great career prospects, renowned research-led teaching and a welcoming, and growing, international student community.

Boasting award-winning green campuses in the cathedral city of Exeter (Devon) and in Penryn (Cornwall), the University’s of Exeter’s students enjoy an excellent quality of life and outstanding, globally-recognized quality of teaching and research. The University of Exeter has seen its student population grow to over 30,000 students in recent years, with over 20% of students coming from outside the UK. The University received its Royal Charter in 1955, though its origins date to the mid-19th Century. 

At both of its Exeter and Cornwall campuses, the university is situated in one of the most beautiful parts of the UK, with easy access to stunning coastlines, outstanding national parks and direct rail connections to Bristol and London, meaning you have a plethora of recreational activities at your doorstep. 

The University of Exeter does not require LSAT for entry onto its School of Law programmes and offers a range of scholarships for Canadian students. Exeter’s Law degrees involve Law Clinic opportunities, mock trials and negotiations and small class sizes with employability-focused assessment, and feature a dedicated Canadian elective module. Students will benefit from personal tutor support throughout their studies.


The University of Exeter’s Law School has an outstanding international reputation, with exciting prospects in human rights, international law, legal history and European law, attracting academics, visiting lecturers and students from across the globe. Exeter is an ambitious, dynamic and friendly law school delivering a first-class legal education at an elite Russell Group university.

Exeter combines academic excellence with innovative teaching to provide you with the experience, skills and confidence you need to build a successful career. The curriculum has been carefully designed to ensure that you will experience different learning and assessment methods, which will enable you to develop your legal skills both within and beyond the classroom. The Law Clinic provides students with the opportunity to engage with applied learning and pro bono activities while the Law School’s employability advisor provides bespoke careers guidance to students who want to pursue legal and non-legal career pathways.


Students have studied law at the university since 1923, though originally as part of the University College of the South West until Incorporation by Royal Charter in 1955, which established Exeter as a university in its own right. Prominent alumni include Martin Cauchon, former Canadian Minister of Justice, as well as a host of senior legal professionals in the UK such as Appeal Court Justice The Rt Hon Lord Patrick Elias, Senior Presiding Judge for England and Wales The Rt Hon Lord Justice John Goldring, as well as a number of High Court Judges, Circuit Judges, QCs and partners at Magic Circle law firms. The Law School also boasts prominent alumni in non-legal careers. Today the staff and students of the Law School form a cosmopolitan group reflecting the international reputation of its research and teaching.


The University of Exeter is proud to welcome Canadian Law students and is delighted to operate a dedicated scholarship programme expressly to support Canadian students. On returning to Canada, Exeter is highly engaged with its alumni community in Canada and convene a host of networking events and opportunities to come together. Exeter has over 100 Canadian students studying Law at all levels, and there are many opportunities for networking with compatriots and with students from across the UK and around the world.

At the Undergraduate level, Exeter offers a number of innovative degrees allowing international study, including the pioneering LLB English Law and French Law/Master 1 programme. Students who have studied abroad demonstrate initiative, independence, motivation and, depending on where you choose to study, may also gain a working knowledge of another language – all qualities employers are looking for.

At the Master’s level, Exeter offers a range of taught courses with an international focus, including LLM Commercial Law, LLM International Law, LLM General Legal Studies and LLM Law and Business.

The University of Exeter believes in ensuring students develop outstanding employment prospects. You will have the opportunity to attend sessions and discussions, engage with speakers as well as network with members.

The University of Exeter also hosts a three-week International Summer School. The Law Summer School is designed to offer a unique introduction to some of the key aspects of English, European and International Law. In addition, it aims to provide an insight into British and European culture and thought with an opportunity to reflect on some of the key themes in the current global agenda.


The University of Exeter offers a range of exciting degree programmes that empower Canadian graduates to develop meaningful and rewarding careers both inside and alongside the legal profession.

An Exeter Law degree delivers a rigorous understanding of legal principles as well as an examination of law in different theoretical and social contexts, with a constant eye on regional and global developments. The experience of studying law in applied settings; through community legal projects, advocacy, pro bono work, small learning communities, mooting, or via a 4-year work placement programme; is a characteristic of the Exeter approach.

As well as offering a Graduate LLB programme (by which students with an existing undergraduate degree in any discipline can complete an undergraduate law qualification in just two years), Exeter also offers the Maitrise en Droit, a four-year programme that enables you to graduate with the LLB English Law and French Law/Master 1. On this programme, you will study your first three years at Exeter, and you will spend your final year at the University of Rennes I in Brittany, France. This wide-ranging legal qualification will prepare you to practice law in both common and civil law jurisdictions, providing Canadian graduates with excellent opportunities to develop their careers across Canadian legal jurisdictions such as Ontario and Quebec.

University of Exeter Law degrees can be augmented with Professional Placement and Industrial Placement opportunities as well, and interested students should contact the University or Canada Law From Abroad for more information.  


The University has invested heavily in new teaching, recreational, accommodation and sporting facilities in recent years. A focal point of Exeter’s Streatham campus is the £50m Forum building which brings together all student services in one architecturally award-winning building. An enlarged library (open 24/7), exploration labs, career zone and international student support sit alongside a supermarket, a bank, student bar and numerous restaurants and cafes.

The Students' Guild in Exeter and FXU in Cornwall are instrumental in organising events and activities for students. Students can enjoy on-campus entertainment including regular live music and the region’s main theatre, the Northcott, is situated on the Streatham campus. On the Cornwall campus, the Stannary, with a 1,300 capacity, is the social hub of the campus and has become one of Cornwall’s best live venues with gigs, comedy and club nights.


The University of Exeter’s Student Guild coordinate over 300 different clubs and societies, providing students with the chance to meet likeminded peers and take part in a huge diversity of interests. 

These include a Canadian Law Society, fashioned around one simple objective: to help students who are planning on returning or moving to Canada upon graduation with regards to postgraduate education options, NCA Equivalency exam preparation, and what can generally be expected when making the transition from UK law to Canadian law. They also will host a number of socials throughout the year where Canadians and non-Canadians of any discipline are welcome to join!

Along with the Canadian Law Society, Exeter’s societies include everything from comic books to baking to film to debating to orchestral and choral groups (and even a Real Ale society!). There is literally something for everyone. Search the University of Exeter’s Student Guild, Society and Groups. 

The University of Exeter is famous for its excellence in sports, consistently rated as a top five UK university by the British Universities and College Sport (BUCS) and the Top University in the South of England. The University has invested £30m in sports facilities and services, from gyms to tennis courts and an outdoor pool at the University’s Streatham campus.


Accommodation is guaranteed to all new international students entering their first year of studies once their academic offer is ‘firmly accepted’. There are many accommodation options to suit different budgets, including catered or self-catering options, private bedrooms or co-habitating, with a wealth of options available on our campuses within easy reach on foot from classes, the University’s outstanding gardens and all student amenities. 

Students on the Graduate LLB programme are able to apply for rooms in postgraduate accommodation, notwithstanding that student on other LLB programmes are allocated rooms in undergraduate halls.

Students are also able to rent privately in many locations in the city of Exeter, and the University’s Accommodation team can advise on options, from house shares to dedicated private student residences. 


Your university experience at Exeter can reach far beyond the Southwest of England: the Global Opportunities Team facilitates student mobility across Europe and internationally through a number of recognised schemes as part of your degree programme. Students who have studied abroad demonstrate initiative, independence, motivation and, depending on where they stay, may also have gained a working knowledge of another language – all qualities employers are looking for.

Normal Bachelors degree programmes in England take three years to complete. With a Study Abroad component, you can add a fourth year to your degree, which will be spent studying at one of the University’s partners around the world. You pay just a small percentage of your tuition to Exeter while you are studying with a partner. Please contact the University of Exeter to learn more about how to apply as an undergraduate student with Study Abroad.


The Student Employability team at the University of Exeter is a key resource for students, graduates and graduate recruiters. There are over 40 staff working to help improve student chances of getting a great job after they graduate. Through the Career Zone, the University of Exeter provides one-to-one guidance and careers information, with a service that places an emphasis on co-operative working, joining with university alumni and local businesses to help students learn more about their chosen career paths. 

The University of Exeter has an excellent graduate employability rate, in part because of the many services provided to help match students with industry placement opportunities, internships, careers fairs and through the inclusion of a full year of work experience through a four-year undergraduate programme through Work Experience pathway. You can contact the University of Exeter to learn more about how the Work Experience pathway works and how you can apply, as well as any other queries on careers support.


Exeter is renowned as one of the safest, cleanest and greenest cities in the UK, and the Southwest of England boasts an outstanding quality of life, surrounded by beautiful coastlines and national parks. Exeter is a commercial and cultural hub for the Southwest of England and the city centre is only a short walk from both the Streatham and St Luke's campuses. 

On and around the Cornwall campus in Penryn, you’ll find a fantastic student lifestyle with plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities. Nearby Falmouth is a vibrant town with a hip bar and café culture. The town’s beaches are a perfect place to relax after classes and its marina is a renowned centre for sailing and other water sports. 

You can reach London Paddington station in just two hours by rail from Exeter St David’s Station, and Bristol is just one hour away by rail as well. Regional rail lines will also connect you to the beautiful countryside and coast.

Established: Established as the School of Art in Exeter in 1855, received Royal Charter as University of Exeter in 1955

Location: Campuses in Exeter (Devon) and Penryn (Cornwall) in the Southwest of England

Population of Exeter and Penryn: Around 130,000 in the City of Exeter, and around 25,000 in the Falmouth and Penryn (Cornwall) area.

Closest airport: Exeter International Airport is 20 minutes from Exeter City Centre by public transport. 

Student population: 30,000+

International students: 6,000+

Nationalities on campus: About 160 different nationalities

Employability rate: 89% 


  • Global Top 150 for Law (QS 2022)
  • 100% of Exeter Law research has Internationally Excellent impact (Research Excellence Framework 2021)
  • University of Exeter Business School (UK Business School of the Year [2022])


  • Over 300 University clubs and societies, from including Canadian Law Society
  • Campuses in both Exeter (Devon) and Penryn (Cornwall), offering students opportunity to study across the beautiful Southwest of England
  • Close to National Parks, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and just two hours by train to London
  • Excellent teaching and research facilities and laboratories for science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine, as well as humanities and social sciences across campuses in Exeter and Penryn
  • Over £25 million invested in university sports facilities and activities over the past ten years


  • Martin Cauchon (Law), Former Canadian Federal Minister of Justice


  • Richard Moyes, Honorary Research Fellow (Nobel Peace Prize, shared, 2017)


  • Member of UK’s prestigious Russell Group
  • Top Russell Group university for overall student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2022)
  • Top 15 nationally (Guardian University Guide 2023)
  • Top 5 nationally for sports (BUCS Rankings 2021)
  • Top 150 globally (Times Higher Education 2023)
  • Top 50 most international (Times Higher Education 2023)
  • Top 50 for impact (Times Higher Education 2023)
  • 98% research of international standard, 90% excellent (Research Excellence Framework 2021)
  • Runner-up UK University of the Year 2023 (Time Good University Guide 2023)
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2 Year LLB, University of Exeter

After doing a lot of research I decided University of Exeter was for me because the population size of the city and the size of the university are similar to my previous university and hometown. 

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3-year LLB, University of Exeter

The university of Exeter has incredible teaching staff, some of which are leaders in their respected field. This made the university attractive as the modules I am interested in are taught by professors well-known within that particular field.… Read more

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3-year LLB, University of Exeter

The reason I chose the University of Exeter were the opportunities available, as well as the quality of teaching and support I had heard about from former students and a professor.

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2 Year LLB, University of Exeter

When I was comparing universities I thought long and hard about what was important to me. If I was going to travel thousands of miles away from my friends and family I wanted to be happy with my decision. Not only did I want to attend a renowned… Read more

2 Year LLB, University of Exeter

My Canadian Law From Abroad advisor went above and beyond in assisting me in applying for (and being accepted by) the University of Exeter. With my advisor's assistance, submitting my application was a relatively (as much as it can possibly… Read more

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3-year LLB, University of Exeter

The student advisor that really helped me through the process looking and applying for a university in the UK was Vivian. She genuinely cares about all of the students and even guided me to choosing the University of Exeter, which was not on my… Read more

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An Evening with UK Law Schools

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As one of the leading law schools in the UK, our degrees equip you with a rigorous understanding of legal principles as well as an examination of law in different theoretical and social contexts.

The following scholarship opportunities exist for this university:


The university has scholarships that all international students can apply for:

Global Excellence Scholarship - Undergraduate

a range of £5,000, £10,000 and full first-year tuition fee scholarships are on offer. Applicants to the Graduate Entry LLB are not eligible. 

Global Excellence Scholarship - Postgraduate

a range of £5,000, £10,000 and full first-year tuition fee scholarships are on offer. Applicants to the Legal Practice Course (LPC) and Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) are not eligible. 

Find out more details about these scholarships and how you can apply here.


Canadian Graduate Entry LLB Scholarship

Canadian students enrolling on the Graduate LLB programme are automatically eligible for a £2,500 scholarship in each of the two years of their study.

Find out more details about these scholarships and how you can apply here.


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