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
The University of Exeter has been named as The Times and The Sunday Times Sports University of the Year 2015-16.
Each year we welcome students from Canada, and we currently have over 100 Canadian students studying at all levels with us at Exeter, with many of those students based in the Exeter Law School.
The University of Exeter is a member of the prestigious Russell Group. It has approximately 19,000 full time students, 25 per cent of whom are International. Our thriving multi-national community of staff and students from over 130 countries ensures you will receive a warm welcome if you choose to study with us here at Exeter.
The legal systems of England and Wales and Canada are both based on the common law. We offer programmes that combine academic rigour with the practical aspects of legal study. At Exeter you can take the LLB, LLB European, or the Graduate LLB and all offer foundation subjects required by the legal regulators for qualifying law degrees in England and Wales.
LLB programmes:Typically between 82-90% average in year 12 across a minimum 5-6 subjects - depending on the province/territory. No LNAT required.
Graduate LLB programme:University grade scales vary within and across provinces but as a guide we typically require a GPA of 3.3/4.0 on a 4 point scale.
Typically we would expect postgraduate applicants from Canada to have completed a 4 year Bachelor's degree in a relevant subject and with a final grade equating to a UK 'upper second' (2:1). Grade scales vary within and across provinces but as a guide we typically require a GPA of 3.3/4.0 on a 4 point scale. However, applications are considered on a case by case basis and additional relevant qualifications or work experience may compensate for a weaker Bachelor's grade.
Applicants for postgraduate research programmes (MPhil, PhD, EdD) will need to demonstrate experience of research methodologies. For this reason, often, successful research applicants will have completed a Masters degree with a thesis or dissertation component.
All students must also meet our English language requirements before they can receive an unconditional offer.
Our extra-curricular activities, such as mooting, pro bono work, study tours, work placements, and The Bracton Law Society, offer unrivalled opportunities to gain invaluable legal experience both at home and abroad; and promise to offer a unique experience in, as well as outside, the classroom. We are currently developing a series of Canadian specific student experiences such as Canadian negotiation.
The aims of the Canadian Law Society are fashioned around one simple objective: to help students who are planning on returning or moving to Canada upon graduation with regards to postgraduate education options, NCA Equivalency exam preparation, and what can generally be expected when making the transition from UK law to Canadian law. They also will host a number of socials through out the year where Canadians and non-Canadians of any discipline are welcome to join!
The Bracton Law Society is one of Exeter's largest and most active societies. They provide an excellent social calendar year round, including various sporting, pro bono, mooting and debating opportunities, and the opportunity to write for the Society journal Obiter Dicta. They also have an 11-a-side football team, netball team, and mixed touch rugby team.
The University of Exeter has been named as The Times and The Sunday Times Sports University of the Year 2015-16, in of the University’s outstanding support for athletes; very high student satisfaction in sport-related programmes; and world-leading research which enhances athletic performance at all levels.
The University attracts elite student athletes and has more than 50 sports clubs, supporting students at all levels of competition. The University is the top ranked institution nationally for Rugby, Golf, and Men’s Hockey. In the British Universities and College (BUCS) sport rankings, the University sits 3rd for league and cup competition across all sports for the 2014/15 season. Two thirds of the student population plays sport, and the Athletics Union at Exeter boasts 7,200 members, and in 2014/15, 28 athletes secured international representation in their sport.
The University of Exeter Hockey Club consistently achieves very high BUCS points, placing us in the top 3 universities for hockey, year after year, finishing 2nd in the BUCS rankings 2014-2015.
The University of Exeter Men’s Hockey Club (EUMHC) has long been an integral aspect of the University, and is currently one of Exeter’s High Performance Clubs. Fielding 6 teams in BUCS and finishing 1st in BUCS rankings 2014-2015 as well as 6 teams in National and local league, they offer high quality coaching and facilities for all teams throughout the club, making it one of the most successful on campus. Our 1st team plays in the BUCS Southern Premier division and attracts a number of international level athletes. EUMHC also has the most sort-after social calendar year after year.
The Exeter University Ladies Hockey Club (EULHC) boasts five teams playing in top level BUCS leagues as well as a 6th XI Development Squad and a Saturday League team. Our 1st XI play in the BUCS Premier South division as well as National League hockey for the ISCA-University side every weekend and this team is comprised of an increasing number of student players with international honours.
On Sunday evenings EULHC and EUMHC host intramural hockey matches - a great way to meet new people, play with friends or play hockey for the first time. Matches are as competitive or relaxed as you make them and regardless of experience, all matches are umpired. Whatever hockey you are looking to play at university, we cater for it all, so come and meet us!
The University of Exeter Sports Scholarship Scheme is one of the most prestigious in the UK, helping the best student athletes reach their full potential. The scheme provides a comprehensive support package and is tailored to suit the needs of each individual athlete. Many of our graduating scholars have progressed to a professional level in their chosen sport and represented their respective countries on the global stage.
Sports Scholarships are available to the most outstanding student athletes who show evidence of achievement at national or international level. They are primarily awarded to those competing in our Focus Sports including lacrosse, hockey, rugby, netball, golf, cricket, sailing and tennis.
Visit our dedicated pages for more information on student sport at the University of Exeter.
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). The NCA issue a Certificate of Qualification upon successful completion.
Students may have to take up to seven exams upon return to Canada (it varies depending on the programme studied and the professional experience gained), but these can usually be completed through a programme of self-study. Exeter enjoys links with the NCA and offers a yearly seminar to students to help with module choice and applications to the NCA.
The Exeter Law School and staff from the University of Exeter’s International team regularly travel overseas running information sessions about the School and our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes; meet with offer-holders and the University’s local representatives; visit schools and universities; and attend education exhibitions and academic conferences.
Full details will be posted here when they are available.
Your International Office contact
If you have any questions please contact Mr Robin Rhodes, Assistant Director International Student Recruitment, at R.Rhodes@exeter.ac.uk or telephone +44 (0) 1392 723386.
Our local representatives
The University of Exeter has agreements with the following independent representatives in your country, who would be pleased to tell you more about the University's facilities and programmes. They can also assist you in making an application. Most of our representatives offer their services to applicants for free. Those that do charge a fee must make this clear from the outset of their consultation with students and issue appropriate receipts. If you have any concerns about whether an agent is an authorised representative of the University of Exeter, please contact us. We also welcome feedback on the services offered by our local representatives.
Canada Law from Abroad
Barclay and Knap
Students' Solution Educational Services Ltd
Study Across the Pond
- Entry requirements
- Fees and funding
- Visa and Immigration information
- International Student Support Office
- Life in the UK
- Federation of Law Societies of Canada
- Canadian Bar Association
- Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials
British Council in Canada
The British Council has two offices in Canada:
80 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 5K7
Tel: +1 613 2371530
Fax: +1 613 5691478
1000 Ouest rue de la Gauchetiere, Bureau 4200, Montreal, Quebec, H3B 4W5
Tel: +1 514 8665863
Fax: +1 514 8665322
LLB Graduate Law
Studying in the UK, especially at Exeter, opened the door to many career opportunities in London and internationally. I noticed that the university has an excellent reputation among the major international law firms based in the UK as well as local firms.
I have had the opportunity to not only benefit from receiving a world-class education but I have also been fortunate enough to create friendships that will last a lifetime and establish invaluable connections with top academics in my field.
I have found the amount of support available to students here to be beyond anything I have experienced during my time at other Universities. Quite simply, the faculty want to see you succeed here.