- A two-year accelerated law degree for students who have a first degree in another discipline and want to pursue a career in law
- You will cover all of the foundation subjects required by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board to pass the Academic Stage of legal training*
- 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)
Top 150 for Law in The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021
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
Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) and Bar Standards Board (BSB)
A Qualifying Law Degree (known as QLD, or QD) is an undergraduate law degree that is currently recognised in England and Wales by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) and Bar Standards Board (BSB) as the first stage of professional qualification which enable graduates to proceed to the vocational stage of training.
Common Law Countries
English law degrees are recognised as satisfying part of the academic requirements for professional practice in many countries throughout the world. This is because the English legal system of Common Law is the basis of many countries' legal systems. It should be noted, however, that some of these countries require qualifications or training in addition to the LLB in order to practise law. The table on this page includes a complete list of Common Law countries and details their professional practice requirements.
|Qualification||Required grades||Required subjects|
|A-Level||Honours Degree of at least 2:1 classification or equivalent||n/a|
|GCSE||C or 4||English Language|
Specific requirements must still be achieved, therefore where a grade A is required, offers will be ABC or ACC. Find out more about contextual offers.
|Other UK, EU and International equivalences|
NB General Studies is not included in any offer.
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.
Tuition fees for 2021 entry
UK students: £9,250 per year
International students: £19,500 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 is offering scholarships to the value of over £4 million for students starting with us in September 2021. Details of scholarships, including our Global Excellence scholarships for international fee paying students, can be found on our dedicated funding page.
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
- 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.
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
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|
Legal Team Trainee
Business Start-up Coordinator
Global Compliance Business
Allen & Overy
Thomas Eggar LLP
Peer and Co
Collection Attorneys Europe
Dundas and Wilson
Michael Page International
British Red Cross
Babcock International Group
Barclays Bank PLC
Alliance Insurance PLC
Royal Bank of Canada
German Banking Federation
*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.
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
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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