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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. It is amongst the Top 150 universities worldwide according to the The Times World University Rankings 2020, and is ranked 12th in the UK in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021.

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 provides a cosmopolitan teaching environment attracting students, staff and visiting scholars from around the world. Law at Exeter is ranked in the Top 100 (89th) in The Times World University Rankings 2020, and in recent years has cemented their reputation for excellence in teaching and research.

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.

Studying Law at Exeter

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.

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.

Mooting and Pro Bono

The University of Exeter boasts an excellent, and growing, mooting programme, which provides undergraduate and postgraduate students with the opportunity to participate in a broad range of competitions. Mooters have a dedicated mini-library hosted at the Exeter Law School at their exclusive disposal. This contains books on mooting and public speaking, as well as specialised monographs on the topics relevant to the ongoing mooting competitions. You’ll receive coaching from staff and present your arguments before volunteer judges in a purpose-built moot court. Our Student Negotiation Society also sends teams to the National Negotiation Competition.

The Exeter Law School has developed a flourishing pro bono programme with the creation of the Legal Assistance Programme (LAP). Over 250 students participate in a variety of different pro bono options spanning across the civil, family, and criminal areas. These programmes include collaborations with the local judiciary, police, and barristers/solicitors, as well as, work with various charities. We regularly work with about 15 different organisations but we collaborate with lawyers and firms across the UK.


For Canadian students starting the Graduate LLB at the University of Exeter in September 2021, we are offering a fee reduction of £2,500 in Year 1 and £2,500 in Year 2 (providing a 2:1 average is achieved in Year 1). To be eligible for the scholarship candidates must be Canadian, need to have received an offer and accepted a place for the Graduate LLB at the University of Exeter for the academic year starting September 2021.

Canadian Law Student Society

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 a 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. 

  • Number of students: 25,000

  • Number of international students: 5,000

  • Tuition fees: from £19,500 per year (2021/22)

  • Accommodation cost: from approx. £120 per week, self-catered

  • Scholarships: 
    For Canadian students starting the Graduate LLB at the University of Exeter in September 2021, Exeter is offering a fee reduction of £2,500 in Year 1 and £2,500 in Year 2 (providing a 2:1 average is achieved in Year 1). Ask your advisor for more details.

  • Location of university: South West UK. Rural (but Exeter campuses within city boundary)

  • City populations: 130,000

  • Nearest Airport: Heathrow Airport (direct flights to Canada)

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