Applications for Taught Postgraduate Programmes in 2017 entry are now closed. Applications for 2018 entry will start in mid-November 2017 tentatively and updated programme information will be available by that time. The programme information for 2017 entry listed below is for reference only.
|Year of Entry||2017|
|Mode of Funding||Non-government-funded|
|Intermediate Award||Postgraduate Diploma; Postgraduate Certificate|
|Mode of Programme||Combined †|
|Class Schedule||Classes are held during daytime. Classes may be offered in weekday evenings / Saturdays in special cases.|
|Indicative Intake Target||170|
|Minimum No. of Credits Required||24 or 30 (please see “Course Description” below for more details)|
|Normal Duration of Programme||Full-time: 1 year; combined mode: 2 years|
|Maximum Study Period||Full-time: 2.5 years; combined mode: 5 years|
|Programme Website||Click here to open|
|Mode of processing||Applications are processed on a rolling basis. Review of applications will start before the deadline and continue until all places are filled. Early applications are therefore strongly encouraged.|
Dr DING Chunyan
PhD (University of Hong Kong); LLM (University College London); LLM & LLB (Peking University)
|Programme Associate Director||
Dr XING Lijuan
LLB (International Maritime Law), Dalian Maritime University; LLM (International Law), Dalian Maritime University; Ph.D. in Economics (International Trade Policy), Dongbei University of Finance and Economics; S.J.D. (International and Comparative Law), The University of Kansas
+852 3442 8008 (Phone)
+852 3442 0190 (Fax)
The programme aims to provide an intensive study of issues and practices relating to Chinese and Comparative Law, International Economic Law, Common Law, Maritime and Transportation Law, Intellectual Property and Technology Law, and Corporate and Commercial Law. Students may also choose to follow a general course of study. Participants with a pre-entry background in law will be provided with an opportunity to enhance their professional competence, specialist knowledge and career focus.
Our Master of Laws (LLM) Programme offers a unique blend of comprehensive legal information, innovative skill-based training, opportunities for independent research, the flexibility to study in any of a variety of streams and international study opportunities.
Students are able to obtain their LLM degrees in any of the following streams:
For more details on our programme structure, please refer to the LLM programme website.
To be eligible for admission, applicants must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements and the following programme-specific entrance requirements: *
For applicants whose entrance qualification is obtained from an institution where the medium of instruction is not English, the minimum English language proficiency requirement is as follows: ^
* An applicant who holds a legal qualification from a common law jurisdiction will not be eligible to enrol in the Common Law Stream.
# Foundation Courses:
Students of the LLM Maritime and Transportation Law stream who do not have a degree in law are required to take two foundation law courses -- LW6164E Law of Contract and LW6181E Common Law System, Reasoning and Methodology -- on top of the stipulated curriculum for students with a law degree to keep up their study progress. Foundation courses serve as foundation for all other non-foundational law courses. Given the nature of these two courses, the School of Law offers both in Semester A of each academic year and students will need to take the foundation courses before or at the same time of taking other non-foundation law courses in the first semester of their study.
^ The School of Law has stipulated a validity period of three years for results of the above tests. Applicants are required to provide their English test results obtained within the three years preceding the commencement of the University's application period.
In the 2017-18 academic year, only English module will be offered for the following streams:
CityU School of Law operates collaborative programmes with Europe-Asia Research Institute of Aix-Marseille University and University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Selected students will study at these partner universities and obtain one postgraduate degree from CityU and one from the partner university, where the designated study-loads at both institutions are successfully discharged. For further details, please visit http://www6.cityu.edu.hk/slw/academic/global_gateway.html.
CityU School of Law also collaborates with the National Judges College and the Supreme People’s Court of the PRC to provide advanced legal education to Chinese judges. A number of Chinese judges are selected to study in the LLM programme at CityU. During their study at CityU, they will have an opportunity to undertake internships at Hong Kong courts.
Local LLM students may concurrently apply for the LLM programme of the Renmin University of China (taught in Putonghua) which is offered through City University of Hong Kong. They will be exempt from a maximum of four courses of the Renmin University LLM programme should they have completed the designated City University LLM courses.
After completing certain LLM courses, students are eligible to apply for CPD points from the Law Society of Hong Kong's Continuing Professional Development programme.