Since 1969, our Faculty has been training graduates who are today distinguished legal professionals, leaders of our community and top academics.

The Faculty of Law places great emphasis on the quality of postgraduate research education, and values innovative, high-impact and leading-edge research within and across disciplines. The Faculty strongly encourages and supports international and interdisciplinary collaboration on research and regularly participates in research that advances the cultural, social and economic welfare of the society. Aspiring to be a leading center of academic excellence in research postgraduate education in the region, the Faculty considers it a priority to provide an intellectually stimulating environment nurturing students’ intellectual, creative and innovative abilities.

The Faculty has a vigorous research environment that offers excellent research opportunities and facilities. The various types of research include traditional doctrinal analysis, inter-disciplinary work, as well as theoretical and applied research.The quality of the Faculty’s research is recognized internationally. Our research is regularly accepted by refereed, reputable journals; and by the award of impressive numbers of research grants by the University Grants Committee, the Research Grants Council, trusts, endowment funds, etc.

For details about admission of the Research Postgraduate Programmes, please go through the Graduate School website :

The University of Hong Kong Theses Online

The Hong Kong University Theses Collection holds 14,749 titles of theses and dissertations submitted for higher degrees to the University of Hong Kong since 1941. It collects works in the arts, humanities, education and the social, medical and natural sciences. The collection is primarily in English, with some in English and Chinese, and others in Chinese only. Missing ones might be located in HKU departmental libraries. HKUTO now includes 7,572 fulltext electronic theses.

Financial Assistance

Postgraduate Scholarships are allocated by the University Grants Committee (UGC) through the University to provide financial assistance to selected research postgraduates.

Who is eligible
The purpose of Postgraduate Scholarships (PGS) is to provide selected students with financial assistance in the form of a scholarship to study full-time for the degrees of MPhil, SJD or PhD during the prescribed periods of study. Full-time MPhil and PhD students who hold a first degree with second-class honours first division (or equivalent) or above are normally considered eligible to receive a Postgraduate Scholarship during the normative study period.

Duties and responsibilities
Postgraduate Scholarship holder may be required to undertake, under supervision, duties as prescribed by the Faculty. The amount of such work shall not exceed 150 hours each year. The undertaking of this work forms a part of the Scholarship contract covered by the value of the Scholarship, and no extra payment for these hours of work may be made to a Scholarship holder.

Amount of Scholarship
The basic PGS amount is presently (for the 2023-2024 academic year) HK$18,390 per month, subject to revision from time to time.

More updated information of PGS and other financial supports could be found on Graduate School’s website.

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Programme Pamphlet

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Programme Director

Professor Xin He
Director of Postgraduate Research

General Enquiries:

Ms. Iris Tao
Fax: (852) 2559 5690