Pathways programme with King’s College London (KCL)

Programme Information

This programme is designed for single LLB students with a maximum annual intake of three students.  They will spend their first three years studying at HKU.  In their fourth year, they will study for their LLM at KCL.  Upon successful completion of all course requirements at HKU and KCL, the students will be awarded the LLB from HKU and the LLM from KCL. 

The curriculum structure is as follows:

Year 160 credits
Summer of Year 112 credits from summer learning component
Year 272 credits
Year 372 credits
Year 424 credits advanced standing/LLM at KCL
Total240 credits

Information about the LLM at KCL can be found at https://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught-courses/master-of-laws-llm.aspx

All information regarding this programme may be subject to change without notice.


  • LLB Year 2 students with a minimum CGPA of 3.5 (The nominees should also have a minimum CGPA of 3.5 at the end of the semester prior to departure); and
  • have completed a summer programme offered by the University (can be in law or non-law subjects) in the summer vacation between Year 1 and Year 2 of their studies.


Students will pay only the fees of the institutions at which they are studying. In other words, the outgoing HKU students pay HKU fees for the first three years, and KCL fees in the fourth year. 

The standard tuition fee at KCL for the academic year 2018/19 is as follows:
Home/EU £15,600 p.a.
Overseas £23,940 p.a.

Invitation for application to the pathways programme with King’s College London

Interested applicants should apply by filling in and submitting the online application form at http://www.law.hku.hk/programmes/kcl/.  The application will be closed on March 20, 2018.