University of Law at Exeter programmes

The University of Law and the University of Exeter

Students planning a career in law can complete both the academic stage of their training and the Legal Practice Course at the University of Exeter thanks to our innovative collaboration with the University of Law.

Launched in September 2015, non-law graduates can convert to law after completing a Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) course taught by ULaw at University of Exeter’s Streatham Campus. The Legal Practice Course, which is the next stage of the training for LLB and GDL graduates wishing to become solicitors, was introduced in September 2016.

The University of Law will be responsible for providing the educational content of both programmes, which includes face-to-face teaching, tutor support and an employability programme to boost workplace skills. Students will benefit from the campus experience offered at the Streatham Campus, which has recently received £380 million in investment and is known as one of the most beautiful campuses in the UK. 

We can now also accept Tier 4 visas from international students who wish to study with us at Exeter. Further information on visa requirements can be found on our dedicated page.

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Graduate Diploma in Law

The Graduate Diploma in Law from The University of Law is the first step for graduates wanting to convert to law after completing a non-law undergraduate degree. Our law conversion course offers unrivalled levels of face-to-face teaching, tutor support and a range of flexible study options.

Find out more about the GDL.

Legal Practice Course

Improve your career prospects with the LPC from The University of Law. Learn the essential professional skills that legal employers are looking for. Working in small group workshops, you'll be taught by qualified lawyers with extensive practice experience. Study your LPC with a Masters at no extra cost and you could be eligible for a postgraduate study loan. Choose to study either full-time, or part-time weekend option.

Find out more about the LPC.


Download the University of Law prospectus.

Open days

Book an Open Day at our Streatham Campus to find out GDL and LPC programmes and how they are taught. Meet our tutors, current students and employability team. Learn how we produce the future lawyers that the legal profession and the wider business world want to employ. Book now.