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LLB Graduate Law

Please note: The below is for 2025 entries. Click here for 2024 entries.
UCAS code M106
Duration 2 years full time
Entry year 2025
Campus Streatham Campus
Discipline Law

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Phone: +44 (0)1392 723192

Typical offer

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Honours degree of at least 2.1 classification or equivalent

Contextual offers


  • A two-year accelerated law degree for students who have a first degree in another discipline and want to pursue a career in law
  • Provides students with the foundation to pursue a professional legal career*
  • We place an emphasis on the development of legal skills with opportunities to get involved with mooting and pro bono work
  • Our wide range of optional modules enables you to tailor your degree to meet your own academic and career goals
  • Many of our graduates pursue further training and a career in law, often in another jurisdiction (their home country)

* Canadian students who take an LLB programme at the University of Exeter can return to practice in Canada by applying for admission to a law society in a Canadian jurisdiction through taking exams through the National Committee for Accreditation (NCA)


Our LLB programmes provide an excellent start to a legal career if that is your goal, equipping you with the knowledge and skills that will support you towards the next steps to professional legal qualification. This includes the 'foundations of legal knowledge' subjects required for the academic stage of qualification as a barrister. If you plan to qualify as a solicitor or barrister, after you graduate you will need to comply with the further training and other requirements of the Solicitors Regulation Authority or the Bar Standards Board, or the relevant regulatory body in the country in which you intend to practice.

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How to apply


Web: Enquire online

Phone: +44 (0)1392 72 72 72

Top 200 in the world for Law

QS World University Subject Rankings 2024

Excellent national and international reputation for mooting

Employer-led presentations from law firms to develop skills and improve opportunities

Wide range of opportunities for extra-curricular pro-bono activities

One of the many great aspects of the Exeter Law School is the amount of support that is available to students. Faculty members are all extremely friendly and are always happy to help students with any questions. As well, students receive a lot of support from each other when they work together in groups and collaborate their ideas during seminars.


Graduate LLB

Entry requirements

Honours Degree of at least 2:1 classification or equivalent. Check equivalent qualifications for your country or region here.

This course is an accelerated law degree for students who have a first degree in another discipline and want to pursue a career in law.

Entry requirements for international students

English language requirements

International students need to show they have the required level of English language to study this course. The required test scores for this course fall under Profile B2. Please visit our English language requirements page to view the required test scores and equivalencies from your country.

Course content

Programme curriculum currently under review.

The modules we outline here provide examples of what you can expect to learn on this degree course based on recent academic teaching. The precise modules available to you in future years may vary depending on staff availability and research interests, new topics of study, timetabling and student demand.

You will take modules adding up to 120 credits each year. In your second year you may take up to 45 credits in another discipline if you wish, subject to prior approval.

Full module descriptions

For full module descriptions please visit the Law website. Please note the programme curriculum is currently under review.

The modules we outline here provide examples of what you can expect to learn on this degree course based on recent academic teaching. The precise modules available to you in future years may vary depending on staff availability and research interests, new topics of study, timetabling and student demand.

120 credits of compulsory modules.

Compulsory modules

CodeModule Credits
LAW2004B Contract Law 30
LAW2015B The Law of Torts 30
LAW2017B Land Law 30
LAW2035B Constitutional and Administrative Law 30

75 credits of compulsory modules, 45 credits of optional modules

Compulsory modules

CodeModule Credits
LAW3003B Criminal Law 30
LAW3041B Trusts 30
LAW3157B European Union Law 15

Optional modules

In addition to the compulsory modules listed below, you will study 45 credits of optional modules selected from the list of optional modules offered in the Law School at Level 6 (XXX3xxx). Please note that you are not permitted to select Level 4 (XXX1xxx) or Level 5 (XXX2xxx) modules at this Stage. See for optional Law School modules.


Tuition fees for 2024 entry

UK students: £9,250 per year
International students: £23,700 per year

The Graduate LLB scholarship (Canada) consists of a fee reduction of £2500 in the first year of the programme and, as long as a 2:1 average is achieved in Year 1, £2500 in the second year.


The University of Exeter has many different scholarships available to support your education, including £5 million in scholarships for international students, such as our Global Excellence Scholarships*. Financial support is also available for students from disadvantaged backgrounds, lower income households and other under-represented groups to help them access, succeed and progress through higher education.

* Terms and conditions apply. See online for details.

Find out more about tuition fees and scholarships

Learning and teaching

How will I learn?

We place emphasis on the development of legal skills and elements of legal research, problem analysis, teamwork, legal writing and reasoning.

You will usually have between 12-16 hours of lectures, workshops or seminars each week and be expected to spend around 30 hours in private study. You’ll also be encouraged to discuss aspects of modules with lecturers during fixed consultation times.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed in a variety of ways, for example:

  • essay or assignment
  • examination with open notes or other materials
  • examination with unannotated statute books
  • dissertation
  • oral presentations

Assessment methods will vary by module. All students receive written feedback on their coursework assignments and tutors are available to discuss additional feedback on assignments and exams with students as requested.

Your future

We have an excellent relationship with members of the legal profession who are in regular contact with students  through activities such as workshops, skills sessions, mooting, networking, internships, shadowing and mentoring.

Students also benefit from our strong links with alumni all over the world. Many of our alumni are in senior positions and include:

  • His Hon Judge Phillip Waller CBE
  • Steve Edge, Partner – Slaughter and May
  • Fiona Shackleton, Partner – Payne Hicks Beach
  • Dato Ambiga Sreenevasan – President of the Malaysian Bar Council
  • Sarah Turvill – Chairman of Willis International Ltd

Career paths

Many graduates go on to further study in the law and then enter a training contract with a firm of solicitors or a pupillage in a barrister’s chambers.  A law degree also provides a range of skills which are sought by other sectors such as business, finance and administration.

Example destinations* of some of our recent graduates:

Occupations Law firms Other employees

Trainee Solicitor


Legal Team Trainee

Juriste (lawyer)

Management Consultant

Investment Consultant

Business Start-up Coordinator

Compliance Analyst

Probation Officer

Trainee Accountant

HR Assistant

Marketing Assistant

Global Compliance Business

Management Assistant

Allen & Overy

Freshfields  Bruckhaus


Thomas Eggar LLP


Peer and Co

Bond Pearce

Collection Attorneys Europe

Maurant Ozannes


Dundas and Wilson

Reynolds Porter


Michael Page International

British Red Cross

Axiom Legal


Babcock International Group

Barclays Bank PLC

Alliance Insurance PLC

Royal Bank of Canada

German Banking Federation

EDF Energy


*This information has been taken from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) Surveys 14/15, 15/16, and 16/17. Please note that, due to data protection, the job titles and organisations are listed independently and do not necessarily correspond.

Further study

Examples of further study followed by our graduates:

  • Bar Vocational Course, Inns of Court School of Law
  • Legal Practice Course, College of Law
  • LLM, University of Cambridge
  • BCL, University of Oxford
  • LLM International Commercial Law, University of Exeter
  • LLM International Relations and Diplomacy, Leiden University, The Netherlands
  • LLM, University of Southern California
  • MA European Community Law, College of Europe, Bruges

Extracurricular programme

Our Legal Assistance Programme offers a range of pro bono opportunities to provide valuable career experience. These include the Community Law Clinic, the Stop Abuse for Everyone charity, the Student Appeals Project and Judicial Shadowing.

Exeter enjoys an international reputation for mooting and our students have been successful in competitions all over the world. Mooting provides you with the opportunity to practise your advocacy skills in a simulated court environment. 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.

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