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Master of Laws in Chinese Law

 Master of Laws in Chinese Law [LLM (CHINESE LAW)]


Course Aims:

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.

The programme requires approximately 300 hours of class time. Candidates will be required to complete the equivalent of at least eight modules. A one-module is taught over a period of one semester while a two-module is taught over a period of two semesters. A candidate may elect to submit either a one-module or two modules dissertation toward these requirements. 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.

Programme structure (Sep 2013 intake)

Candidates are required to complete 8 modules. A dissertation can be equivalent to one module or two depending on its length (see p.13 of the Programme Syllabus). A candidate may apply to choose up to 2 modules from courses or modules offered under the other specialist programmes or by any other Departments in the University or by any other approved Universities offering joint LLM programmes with the Faculty. Such application shall be approved by the Faculty Higher Degrees Committee which has to be satisfied that such course(s)/ module(s) from any other Department or Departments are of equivalent standard to those listed in this syllabus. Candidates are also required to obtain the approval of the Head(s) of the Department(s) which offer(s) the substitute course(s) or module(s).

Candidates, on accepting a place, shall notify the Faculty Higher Degrees Committee of the modules which they wish to follow. The selection of modules shall, however, be subject to approval by the Faculty Higher Degrees Committee in the light of the availability of resources. In any academic year only some of the modules listed will be available.

Mode of Attendance:

FT: Min. 1 Year to Max. 2 Years
PT: Min. 2 Years to Max. 4 Years

Entrance Requirements:

Applicants must fulfil at least one of (1) to (3) below AND (4)

(1) A degree of Bachelor of Laws with at least second class honours or an equivalent qualification; or

(2) Having been admitted to the professional practice of law in Hong Kong or in a territory or country other than Hong Kong; or

(3) Having obtained either the Common Professional Examination of England and Wales or the Common Professional Examination Certificate of this University with good results, provided that in either case the candidate has also obtained at least a second class honours degree of this University or from another university or comparable institution accepted for this purpose.

(4) Applicants who do not have a bachelor’s degree with English as the medium of instruction are required to satisfy the English language proficiency on the basis of 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)

(ii) International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Band 7 or above with no subtest below 6.5

The above tests should be taken on or after 1 September 2012 for application of the September 2014 intake.

Programme Director:

Professor YU Guanghua (Acting)
Tel: (852) 3917 2951 (Faculty Office)
Fax: (852) 2559 5690
Email: lawpgs@hku.hk

Tuition fees information:

Tuition fees for the Sep 2014 intake is currently under the University’s review, applicants may take the tuition fees for the Sep 2013 intake for reference.

Online application and application deadline:

We only accept online applications. The application deadline is 28 Feb 2014. Applicants are expected to provide their supporting documents and reference letters shortly after completing the online application.