12:00 PM (GMT+8),
5 January 2024 (Friday)
12:00 PM (GMT+8),
29 February 2024 (Thursday)
Application Deadline and Enquiries
The principal objective of the LLM(T&IPL) programme is to offer a range of courses that provide a sound legal understanding of various aspects of the rapidly developing fields of technology law, intellectual property law, and the intersection between the two.
This includes topics such as the legal implications of artificial intelligence, big data, data mining, regulation of Internet platforms, 3D printing, outer space technologies, nanotech, fintech, protection of computer programmes and algorithms, digital remixes and user-generated contents, online streaming, green-tech, and biotechnologies (including genetic modifications and stem cell research).
Subject areas will be regularly expanded and updated to ensure that students are able to understand and analyze contemporary legal issues in this area.
72 credits: including at least 18 credits of core courses and a capstone experience course in accordance with the programme's syllabus. Students may also choose courses from any of the LLM specialist programmes with no more than two courses in any event.
Students who do not hold an undergraduate degree in Law shall be requried to complete, amongst the eight 9-credit courses, up to two 9-credit of foundational law courses at teh time of admission.
Students should also pass all assessments with a Cumulative GPA of at least 1.50 in order to be recommended for graduation.
*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.
All applicants must fulfill the University Entrance Requirements and the English Language Proficiency Requirement prescribed by the University and the Faculty. In addition, applicants must:
(a) hold the degree of Bachelor of Laws with at least a second-class honour of this University; or a qualification of equivalent standard from this University or another comparable institution accepted for this purpose; or
(b) hold the degree in a discipline other than law with at least a second-class honour 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
(c) 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 a second-class honour of this University; or a qualification of equivalent standard from this University; or another comparable institution accepted for this purpose;
Applicants whose undergraduate studies were not conducted and assessed in English are required to take an appropriate English language proficiency test and achieve a sufficient score as follows:
- IELTS (Academic): An overall band of 7.0 or above with no subtest below 6.5
- TOEFL (Internet-based Test): A score of 97 or above
- TOEFL (Paper-based Test): A score of 593 or above
The test results must be obtained not more than two years prior to the date of application deadline.
The programme do not accept the scores from “IELTS Indicator” and “TOEFL iBT Home Edition” for admission.
Details of the information session will be available in due course.
For 2024-2025 Intake
- Main Round: 12:00 PM (GMT+8), 5 January 2024 (Friday)
- Clearing Round: 12:00 PM (GMT+8), 29 February 2024 (Thursday)
- Interested applicants should submit their application at https://admissions.hku.hk/tpg/programme-list
- Applications maybe processed on a rolling basis, and hence early applications are strongly encouraged.