Mode of

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


Mr Syren Johnstone
T. (852) 3917 2953 | E.


(for 2022-2023)
Full-time: $182,000 p.a.
Part-time: $91,000 p.a.

* Subject to University’s approval.


1 March 2021
(GMT +8) 12:00 noon

19 April 2021
GMT +8) 12:00 noon

Programme structure
Admission requirements
Information Session
Online application

The LLM in Compliance and Regulation enables students to gain exposure to the laws, regulatory codes, industry practices, policies and other considerations that affect the compliance task.

The area of compliance and regulation continues to undergo significant development and changes in response to a growing body of legal and regulatory requirements – and the increasing consequences for breaching them – that affect how business in the financial services sector is now undertaken. Teaching provided by a team of knowledgeable and experienced academic staff as well as industry and professional practitioners bring different perspectives to the topic.

Students have the opportunity to study the current issues impacting on various areas of the financial services sector, such as financial and securities law, wealth management, insurance, money laundering, etc. as well as gaining wider perspectives including Hong Kong in the international context and securities laws in the PRC. The range of courses offered on the programme enable students to choose subjects that suit them.

The programme recognizes that the knowledge accumulated might help students in their future development by building students’ understanding and expertise of an area of increasing complexity, and an awareness of the commercial, policy, technological and other factors that may affect compliance and regulation in the future.

Students are required to complete 72 credits, including (i) two 9-credit compulsory courses as foundations of the curriculum, (ii) a minimum of two 9-credit core compliance and regulation courses, (iii) a minimum of one 9-credit course from a list of specialized topics courses, and (iv) a capstone experience in accordance with the regulations for this degree and the syllabuses. Students may choose courses from the course outlines of individual areas of law below, and 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.

Applicants must comply with the General Regulations and Regulations for Taught Postgraduate Curriculaand 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.

Applications are considered based on the applicant’s previous academic record, related experiences, references, personal statements and other information as validly provided in an application submission, and in view of applications received from other applicants and taking into account the quota for the programme.

For September 2021 Entry – Jointly with LLM(CFL)

Saturday, 16 January 2021
(GMT +8) 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Live Zoom Session – Please click here to register.

Online application will open in December 2020.

Deadline: (GMT +8) 12:00 noon, 1 March 2021.