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The Exeter Law School is an ambitious, dynamic and friendly law school delivering a first class legal education, offering some of the most sought after law courses in the UK. Our LLM Master of Laws includes the opportunity to specialise in International Law and Commercial Law.

The South West of England is a top holiday destination thanks to its mild climate and beautiful surroundings.  Transport links to London and the rest of the UK and Europe are excellent.  Exeter is a historic, safe, student-friendly city with a population of around 120,000 and a thriving arts scene.  As the regional capital, students have access to a great range of shops, restaurants and leisure facilities.

The University of Exeter was given charter in 1955, but has educational roots stretching back more than 150 years. Today, we are amongst the top universities worldwide and a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research intensive universities. We combine academic excellence and world-leading research with stunning campuses in the most beautiful part of the UK.

In recent years we have cemented our reputation for excellence in teaching and research; The Times and the Sunday Times Good University Guide ranks Exeter in 7th position in the UK and our global reputation is growing rapidly. We received a significant boost to our research funding following our outstanding performance in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.

The University of Exeter 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 whichever programme of study you choose.

We offer law courses at our Streatham campus in Exeter.From 2019 students will also be able to study Law at our Penryn campus in Cornwall.  If you are unable to visit us in person then have a look at each campus via our virtual tours and interactive maps.

Find out more about studying at each campus and the support available to our international students below:

 An international community

Our International Student Support team are dedicated to helping you adjust to life in the UK and offer advice on immigration, transition and pastoral issues as well as offering an airport collection service.


Exeter Campus

Our Streatham campus in Exeter is one of the most beautiful in the country with lakes, parkland, woodlands and gardens for you to enjoy throughout the year and has a vibrant and welcoming student community.

 Our location

  • The campus is just a 15-minute walk away from the city centre or you can take advantage of the regular bus service that runs between the campus and the city centre. Exeter is also a bike-friendly city with traffic-free cycle routes and an electric bike hire scheme
  • With good air, rail and road links we are less than two and a half hours away from London
  • Learn more about how to get to the campus and the various travel options here

Student life

With such a large campus and student community, there is always something you can get involved with. The Students’ Guild has over 200 societies ranging from sport to Faith/Worldview to music as well as an active Chinese Society and so you are sure to meet like-minded people and make friends for life. Visit the Students’ Guild website to see how you can get involved.

Exeter itself is a culturally rich and welcoming city with an array of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants alongside award-winning museums, independent theatres and cinemas. You can spend your free time visiting historical sites such as the cathedral, castle and the underground passages or relax with friends on the beautiful quayside, maybe even take a boat trip.  

Beyond the city, you will be spoiled for choice for places to visit and things to do. You can go fossil hunting on the Jurassic Coast, walking or cycling in Dartmoor or Exmoor National Parks or visit award-winning beaches on The English Riviera.


Penryn Campus

Made up of around 5,000 students the Penryn Campus offers intimacy and friendliness in a stunning setting close to the waterside town of Falmouth.

Our location

  • Approximately two hours’ drive from Exeter or two and a half hours by train
  • London Paddington Station is a 6-hour train journey with around 24 trains per day during the week
  • Penryn’s railway station is a 10-minute journey from Falmouth and 20  minutes from the cathedral city of Truro

Student life

There are lots of opportunities to get involved in the student community at our Penryn Campus with over 150 student societies ranging from sports to gaming and music as well as the International Society you are sure to find like-minded people and make friends for life. Visit the Falmouth and Exeter Students’ Union website to find out more about the activities and events available to you.

Falmouth has a wealth of bars, pubs and restaurants and a lively café culture and is the centre of Cornwall’s creative scene. With seven stunning beaches, rivers and the world-famous marina, it is also a haven for those who love sand, sailing and surf.

Surrounded by stunning coastline and beaches Cornwall is one of Britain’s favourite holiday destinations. If you venture beyond Falmouth and Truro you will find the Eden Project, home to the largest indoor rainforest in the world; Tintagel Castle, a medieval fortification often linked to the tales of King Arthur and world-famous surfing beaches in Newquay. 

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 Dale Zhang, Assistant Director International Student Recruitment, at or telephone +44 (0) 1392 723404.

Our local representatives

The University of Exeter has agreements with 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.

Our extra-curricular activities, such as mootingpro bono work, study tours  and work placements 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.