Mode of
Attendance

Full-time: 1 Year
Part-time: 2 Years

Programme
Co-directors

Dr John Zhuang Liu
T. (852) 3917 2953 | E. lawpgs@hku.hk

Tuition
Fees*

(for 2022-2023)
Full-time: $161,000 p.a.
Part-time: $80,500 p.a.

* Subject to University’s approval.

Application
Deadline

February 28, 2022 (Monday)
12:00 noon (GMT +8)

Aims
Programme structure
Courses
Admission requirements
Information session
Online application

The LLM(ChineseLaw) Programme 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.

Students are required to complete 72 credits, including a capstone experience according to the Regulations and Syllabus. Students may also choose courses from any of the specialist programmes, but in any event, no more than two courses from other LLM specialist programmes.

Please refer to the Regulations and Syllabus of your respective intake for more details.

Remark: Not all courses will be offered in any given year. You may also refer to the course schedule per academic year for actual classes available.

To be eligible for admission to the programme, applicants shall:

(a) comply with the General Regulations and the Regulations for Taught Postgraduate Curricula; and

(b)(i) hold the degree of Bachelor of Laws with at least second class honours of this University, or a qualification of equivalent standard from this University or another comparable institution accepted for this purpose; or

(b)(ii) hold the degree in a discipline other than law with at least second class honours of this University, or a qualification of equivalent standard from this University or another comparable institution accepted for this purpose; and have at least two years of relevant experience and/or professional qualifications; or

(b)(iii) 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, the candidate has also obtained a degree with at least second class honours of this University, or a qualification of equivalent standard from this University, or another comparable institution accepted for this purpose; and

(c) for a candidate seeking admission based on 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 University English language requirement applicable to higher degrees as prescribed under General Regulation G2(b).

The Faculty has its specific requirements concerning IELTS and TOEFL:

TOEFL (Paper-based Test): Minimum Requirement* – A score of 593 or above
TOEFL (Internet-based Test): Minimum Requirement* – A score of 97 or above
IELTS: Minimum Requirement*- Band 7 or above with no subtest below 6.5

*The Faculty accepts the TOEFL/IELTS score report as valid when obtained within two years of the application deadline.

To be confirmed. You may also watch a video about the programme here.

The application deadline for the LLM(ChineseLaw) Programme is at 12:00 pm (GMT +8) on 28 February 2022 (Monday).

Please submit your application through the following link:
– Full-time: https://tinyurl.com/24vb8s9h
– Part-time: https://tinyurl.com/yckz9z78