Abbreviation FT / PT
LLM(Chinese Law) FT / PT

The LLM in Chinese Law addresses a growing need in Hong Kong and internationally for a more comprehensive understanding of the law and regulations of the People's Republic of China. Through a comprehensive combination of theoretical, practical and policy-oriented courses, this programme enables Candidates to appreciate the modern Chinese legal system within China's dynamic social, economic and political backdrop. This programme is designed both for students/practitioners with formal legal training who seek to acquire specialization credentials in Chinese laws, and also professionals/researchers in connected field (e.g., economics, finance, sociology, political science, business) whose China-related engagements would be enhanced with knowledge and insights on Chinese laws.

Drawing upon the expertise of Chinese law specialists, the Faculty is one of the few law schools in the world that offers a taught LLM programme in Chinese law conducted in English in an academic environment without ideological constraints. Candidates can also take advantage of the numerous China-related academic and professional opportunities/resources at the faculty and university level, including the opportunity to take selected modules in prestigious mainland law schools.

Mode of Attendance

Full Time (one year)
Part Time (two years)

Medium of Instruction
English
Programme Entrance Requirements

Applicants must comply with the General Regulations and fulfil at least one of requirements (1) to (3) below AND (if applicable) requirement (4)

(1) hold a degree of Bachelor of Laws with at least second class honours or an equivalent qualification accepted by the University for this purpose; or

(2) hold a degree in a discipline other than law with at least second class honours accepted by the University for this purpose and have at least two years relevant experience and professional qualifications; or

(3) have obtained either the Common Professional Examination of England and Wales or the Common Professional Examination Certificate of this University, provided that in either case a second class honours degree or a qualification of equivalent standard of this University or another comparable institution accepted for this purpose has also been obtained.

(4) for a candidate who is seeking admission on the basis of a qualification from a university or comparable institution outside Hong Kong of which the language of teaching and/or examination is not English, shall satisfy the Faculty English language requirement with one of the following recognized English tests:

(i) Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - a score of 593 or above (paper-based test) or 97 or above (internet-based test); or 

(ii) International English Language Testing System (IELTS) -an overall band score of 7 or above with no subtest below 6.5;

in each case, for admissions purposes, the test score report is regarded as valid for two years.

Programme Admissions Advisor
Professor Guanghua Yu / Dr Shitong Qiao
Email: lawpgs@hku.hk

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