LLB Graduate Law

UCAS codeM106
Duration2 Years
Typical offerHonours degree of at least 2.1 classification or equivalent.
DisciplineLaw
LocationTaught in Exeter Streatham (Exeter)

Overview

The Graduate LLB is a two-year accelerated law degree for students who have a first degree in another discipline and want to pursue a career in law.

The programme covers all the foundation subjects required by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board to pass the Academic Stage of training that forms part of the professional qualification as a lawyer in England & Wales. Study will also include a number of law elective subjects.

The degree is vocation-facing, and most graduates pursue further training and a career in law after graduation, often in another jurisdiction (their home country). The concentrated nature of study is only appropriate to those who have already acquired basic study skills through a previous (usually non-law) degree programme.

The Graduate LLB offers opportunities for you to enhance your employability skills. As well as the wide range of curriculum based learning activities, you will have the chance to take part in mooting and pro bono work, and benefit from a range of career activities throughout the year.

See current funding opportunities.

Programme structure

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.

Year 1

Year 2

Full module descriptions

For full module descriptions please visit the Law website.

Entry requirements 2018

Typical offer

Honours degree of at least 2.1 classification or equivalent.

International students

International students should check details of our English language requirements and may be interested in our Foundation programmes.

Further information

Please read the important information about our Typical offer.

For full and up-to-date information on applying to Exeter and entry requirements, including requirements for other types of qualification, please see the Applying section.

Learning and teaching

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.

We’re actively engaged in introducing new methods of learning and teaching, including increasing use of interactive computer-based approaches through our virtual learning environment where you can access study information and take part in discussion forums. 

Assessment

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.

Careers

We have an excellent track record of graduate employment. Many firms target the University when recruiting new graduates and our annual Law Fair provides one of several opportunities to meet prospective  employers.

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 employers

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

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, 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’.

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.

Contact us

Contact us

LLB English Law and French Law / Master 1 (Maîtrise en Droit) Programme Director

Email: f.o.rolland@exeter.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)1392 723195

Website: Visit Dr Rolland's staff profile 

College of Social Sciences and International Studies taught enquiries

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Phone: +44 (0)1392 723192

Website: Visit the Law website

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Canadian students and the Exeter Law School

Our Graduate LLB Programme Director, Tia Matt, and two Canadian Exeter Law School students discuss the Exeter Law School, what it is like coming to Exeter from Canada to study, and how the Law School supports students in their transition back to Canada. .

View our Law brochure

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