Studying at Exeter

The University of Law at Exeter

Our ground-breaking collaboration with the University of Exeter since 2016 means that both our GDL and LPC are now available in Exeter, opening up new opportunities for students in the South West.

Offering students the best of both worlds – The University of Law’s market leading professional legal training courses, with tutors who are all qualified lawyers, combined with the outstanding student experience and stunning surroundings of the University of Exeter’s Streatham Campus.

There are close links with our Bristol Campus giving students access to all the facilities in Bristol in addition to those available in Exeter.

Come and meet us at one of our undergraduate or postgraduate open days where you'll meet our staff and students, and experience life studying with us first-hand.

Book an open day or event here.

Accommodation for undergraduate students

All our postgraduate courses are non-residential and although some students will live at home while they study, many will want to move into rented accommodation in or near Exeter.

As a major university city there is an abundance of property to suit all budgets. One of the benefits of our collaboration with the University of Exeter is that you can access advice and information from the University of Exeter's accommodation service.

Visit Exeter Student pad to search for accommodation.

Our students at Exeter will have associate student membership of the Exeter Student Guild. This gives almost full access to all their societies, sports clubs, and other facilities - the limits are not voting in their elections or representing the University of Exeter in competitions.

Activities aren't just about having fun, though, and you will also have the benefit of the University of Law’s employability service, with activities and events to help you prepare for life in legal practice.

Our employability service encompasses both careers advice (such as one-to-one advice from our specialist legal careers advisers) and pro bono opportunities (where you get to put your legal skills into practice in a real-world context). You’ll also be able to use the basic facilities in Exeter’s Career Zone, conveniently located at the heart of the Streatham Campus


The Careers team at The University of Law Exeter includes a team of experienced legal careers consultants, who are on hand to give you advice and guidance on your first steps to your career in law. Visit resources and facilities to find out more.

Pro bono

The University of Law has an award-winning pro bono service. Below are details of some of the schemes we have run in Exeter. There are changes year-to-year, but we will always provide a range of options designed to enhance the employability of our students.
1. Streetlaw 

A fantastic opportunity to put a range of legal skills into practice. Students work in small groups to research and prepare interactive workshops on a legal topic appropriate to their allocated audience.  To date workshops have been delivered in schools, community groups and partner charities.  

Students will be provided with a topic area and given advance notice of the location and date of the workshop. This is a group exercise and, as such, you will be expected to liaise regularly with the rest of your group, and to arrange and attend group practice sessions before the final workshop.  You will also need to attend meetings with your Supervising Solicitor.
This opportunity will allow students to develop advocacy, presentation, research and time management skills. In addition the interactive nature of the opportunity makes it very rewarding.

2. Information leaflets 

Students liaise with charity partners to produce legal information leaflets to assist their service users and volunteers. Students conduct research and drafting of the information documents.

3. SmartLaw 

SmartLaw is a free app for iPhone and android that informs young people about the law. It provides an entertaining way to explore the law and how it relates to their own lives. It is an initiative of the Citizenship Foundation who are an organisation promoting law, democracy and politics to young people.

The Citizenship Foundation are asking students to draft a variety of entertaining scenarios and a set of multiple choice questions based upon the law arising in those scenarios. Despite the light hearted nature of this opportunity it will provide students with an insight into a range of different laws and will develop research, drafting and communication skills.

Getting to the Exeter Campus

The University of Law
University of Exeter
Amory Building, Rennes Drive

Exeter is located in the South West of England and is easily accessible by air, road and rail. The University of Law is based in the Amory Building, alongside the University of Exeter’s Law School, on the Streatham Campus.

By car

The M4/M5 links Exeter directly to London, the Midlands, South Wales and the North including Scotland. The average journey time from either London or the Midlands is 3 hours. Use the embedded map or click through to the larger map for directions by car, or download detailed directions to Streatham Campus. Please note that parking on the Streatham Campus is very limited.

By train

Exeter has two railway stations:

  • Exeter St David's (main station)
  • Exeter Central

Exeter St David's Station is approximately 10 minutes walk from the Streatham Campus and taxis are available. The average journey time from London Paddington to Exeter is 2 hours and 30 minutes to Exeter. See Streatham Campus map for the walking route. Use National Rail Enquiries to plan your route. For passenger information telephone 08457 484 950.

By bus or coach

The Streatham Campus is served by the D and H bus routes. The D bus route includes Digby, St Luke’s Campus, the City Centre and Streatham Campus. The H bus route includes the RD&E hospital, St Luke’s Campus, the City Centre, St David’s station, Cowley Bridge and Streatham Campus. Visit the Stagecoach website for timetablesNational Express coaches (08705 808080) stop at the Exeter Coach Station. The Coach Station is a short walk to the High Street where you can catch the local bus D to the Streatham Campus.

On foot

The University is within easy walking distance of Exeter city centre. The city centre map below shows the location of the Streatham Campus, plus routes between the campuses and Exeter St David's and Exeter Central train stations, all within walking distance.

By bike 

Exeter is a Cycling Demonstration Town and the University is well served with traffic-free cycle routes. You can download the Exeter Cycle map to plan your route from the Travel Devon website. Cycle parking is available at both campuses. Find out more about the provisions for cyclists at the University on our Sustainability website

By plane

Direct flights operate into Exeter from Paris, Dublin, Amsterdam, Geneva and airports in the United Kingdom including Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Guernsey, Jersey, Leeds / Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle, Norwich and St Marys. Further information is available from Exeter International Airport website.

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