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LLB Law with European Study - 2020 entry

Please note: The below is for 2020 entries. Click here for 2021 entries.
UCAS code M124
Duration 4 years
Entry year 2020
Contact

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Phone: +44 (0)1392 723192

Entry requirements

A levels: AAA
IB: 36/666
BTEC: DDD

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Campus Streatham Campus
Discipline Law

Overview

  • Combine a qualifying LLB in English Law with a year in a foreign law faculty in one of a number of European countries
  • You can undertake additional language tuition in the first two years to help you develop sufficient competence in your chosen language to follow the programme in the year abroad
  • Get involved with the European Law Students Association, make new friends, develop your legal skills, participate in competitions and research groups and attend social events
  • Our wide range of optional modules in your second and fourth years enable you to tailor your degree to your own interests and career ambitions
  • Our Exeter Law Projects programme gives you the opportunity to observe or participate in activities involving the application of the law via many streams of pro bono opportunities

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Top 100 for Law in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020

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

I decided to study at the University of Exeter because it has a strong reputation for law and the course allowed me to study abroad for a year. The lecturers in the law faculty are very supportive, they dedicate a lot of time and energy to give feedback and advice to students.

Alex

LLB Law with European Study

Entry requirements

Qualification Required grades Required subjects
A-Level AAA n/a
IB 36/666 n/a
BTEC DDD n/a
GCSE C or 4 English Language
Contextual Offer

A-Level: BBB
IB: 30
BTEC: DDM

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.

International equivalences

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NB General Studies is not included in any offer.

Course content

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 third year, you may also choose to take 30 credits in a subject outside law, subject to prior approval.

Fees

Tuition fees for 2020 entry

UK and EU students: £9,250 per year
International students: £18,500 per year

Please note that these figures may be subject to change.

Find out more about tuition fees and funding

Learning and teaching

How will I learn?

We believe that you shouldn’t just learn the law, you also need the skills to put it into practice once you graduate. We place considerable emphasis on the development of lawyering skills using a range of methods: 

  • Legal research
  • Problem analysis
  • Teamwork
  • Legal writing and reasoning
  • Negotiation and advocacy

In Year 1 Law students work in ‘syndicates’ – allocated study groups of about 15 students. You will have the opportunity to work on a varied case load throughout the academic year; working on your own and with all or some of the members of your syndicate.

How will I be assessed?

In the first year most assessments will be exam based. Exams are not simply tests of memory: they are designed to test your ability to argue persuasively and to apply the law correctly. Therefore, in some modules you may be permitted to bring unannotated statute books into the exam while in others, your full notes are permitted.

Other methods of assessment include:

  • Oral presentations
  • Group work
  • Legal written work such as ‘skeleton arguments’

Your first year will not count towards your final degree classification, but you do have to pass it in order to progress to the second year.

Where will I study?

The Lasok Law Library, located in the Forum holds in excess of 40,000 volumes and is open 24 hours a day. You can choose from diverse study spaces to suit your specific learning needs, whether dedicated quiet study, group work, or social learning over a coffee.

Our custom-built Moot Court offers students invaluable opportunities to take part in mooting activities and is equipped with the latest technology, including high-spec video conferencing.

Legal Assistance Programme

Our Legal Assistance Programme offers a range of pro bono opportunities to provide valuable career experience. These include the Community Law Clinic, where you can help members of the public gain legal advice and information; the Stop Abuse for Everyone charity, providing support and mediation for victims of abuse; the Student Appeals Project which investigates cases subject to appeal; and the Judicial Shadowing Programme, where you can ‘play judge.’

Mooting

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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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:

OccupationsLaw firmsOther employees

Trainee Solicitor

Paralegal

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
Derringer

Michelmores

Thomas Eggar LLP

Macfarlanes

Peer and Co

Bond Pearce

Collection Attorneys Europe

Maurant Ozannes

Nabarro

Dundas and Wilson

Reynolds Porter

Chamberlain

Michael Page International

British Red Cross

Axiom Legal

Microsoft

Babcock International Group

Barclays Bank PLC

Alliance Insurance PLC

Royal Bank of Canada

German Banking Federation

EDF Energy

UNICEF

*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.

Read more