Common Law and Professional Courses Programmes and Short Courses - HKU SPACE. Explore our list or programmes for part-time and full-time.
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Common Law and Professional Courses

HKU SPACE is one of the leading  local providers of part-time legal education, and offers a wide range of courses for those interested in switching to a legal career or simply learning more about the law. 
We provide courses at every level from the open entry Certificate in Legal Studies (which is open to all and offers an easier route to start studying law) through to preparation courses for world-renowned LL.B. law degrees, as well as an affordable postgraduate pathway towards legal practice.
Most courses are part-time, with classes in the evening and weekends, allowing you to continue working while you study. Demand is extremely high, with some courses full many months before they start. Every year, we have to turn away many disappointed applicants and early enrolment is highly recommended.
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Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) Preparation Courses (University of London)

Two students who studied with HKU SPACE for the University of London LLB have received First Class Honours in 2018.  They are the only First Class students in Hong Kong, and among the only three on the graduate-entry LLB worldwide.  Huge Congratulations!
Start 26 SEP 2019 (THU)
Duration 2 years to 6 years

Upon completion of the programme, students should be able to:

- identify key legal issues affecting banking and commercial practices in Hong Kong;
- gain an updated knowledge on commercial law in Hong Kong and Mainland China; and
- design and implement legal risk management plans to combat commercial crimes and money laundering activities

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Duration 6 months to 8 months
Fee HK$12,950 for the whole programme (2 modules); HK$6,600 per module.
Note: The “Commercial Crimes and Money Laundering Law” module is not a CEF Reimbursement course.
Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
This flexible top-up Masters course is a small programme admitting a maximum of around 20 students on a first-come first-served basis. This LLM is unique in Hong Kong as it offers students with at least one year’s experience of legal practice a fast route to obtain a higher law degree that may enhance their job prospects. Offered in collaboration with Manchester Metropolitan University (Manchester Met), the LLM in Legal Practice is particularly suited to busy working professionals as most parts of the course can be flexibly timetabled to accommodate their work schedules.
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Duration 1 year
Fee HK$55,000 course fee & £920 registration fee (2018/19).
The Programme aims to equip students with essential accounting knowledge, educate students on laws, regulations governing business operations & commercial transactions.
Start 02 MAY 2019 (THU)
Duration 1 year to 3 years
Fee HK$7,800

The Postgraduate Diploma in Finance and Law is designed to give you a sophisticated understanding of the legal and regulatory framework for the local and international financial sector.


The program is ideal for both law and non-law graduates and the flexible structure makes it ideal for working professionals and other practitioners who are looking to immerse themselves in the study of law and financial services.


As a student, you’ll study modules from a program that includes corporate governance, finance transactions, investment and venture capital, financial markets and regulatory framework.

Start 06 MAY 2019 (MON)
Duration 12 months to 48 months
Fee HK$6,600 per Finance module
HK$9,700 per Law module
Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
The Graduate Diploma in English and Hong Kong Law  has a 28 year track record of providing an affordable route towards legal practice in both Hong Kong and England & Wales with thousands of alumni in Hong Kong,  many working as solicitors, barristers and even a judge of the High Court.
Start 12 SEP 2019 (THU)
Duration 2 years
Fee HK$43,700 course fee (with possible installment options) & £610 registration fee (both for Year 1 in 2019/20)
Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
This one year top-programme allows students who have passed the C.P.E. exams to quickly obtain a Bachelor of Laws awarded by Manchester Metropolitan University. The course is particularly valuable for anyone thinking of applying for the P.C.LL., since it allows you to complete all remaining law subjects for P.C.LL. entry not covered on the Graduate Diploma in English and Hong Kong Law/C.P.E. The course is also of interest to others seeking to further their legal knowledge or obtain a law degree.
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Duration 1 year
Fee HK$43,700 tuition fee & £610 registration fee (2018/19)
Studying law is a powerful and proven way to get ahead in your career. On the Certificate in Legal Studies, we built a program designed to give you the best possible start. With high exam pass rates, flexible exam schedule, a convenient course structure specially catering for students with busy jobs. More than 10,000 student have enrolled in Certificate in Legal Studies (CLS), this is the proven way to start your legal studies. Many of our former students who started on CLS program are now employed as legal professionals, working for law firms, public service, and large companies.
Start 06 JUL 2019 (SAT)
Duration 9 months
Fee Professional Stream: HK$34,500 per year
General Stream: HK$23,400 per year
Exam Fee: $800 per sitting
If you have finished the Diploma in Legal Studies, you can enroll on the Advanced Diploma in Legal Studies to further your legal knowledge by studying two compulsory modules (1. Professional Responsibility and Advocacy and 2. Legal Writing and Drafting) and one elective module on Hong Kong law. This course is useful for anyone wishing to know more about law for their career development, as well as those considering training in law.
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Duration 6 months
If you will soon finish (or have already finished) the Certificate in Legal Studies, you should continue on to the Diploma in Legal Studies, which opens up a wide variety of professional and academic opportunities in the legal field.
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Duration 9 months
Fee Professional Stream: HK$31,800 per year
Exam Fee: $600 per sitting
The “One Belt, One Road, Many Laws” Experts Talk Series aims to keep the policy, economic and professional communities informed of the latest knowledge and perspectives on China’s Belt and Road Initiative.  Each talk is delivered by an outstanding international expert on specific legal aspects of BRI in the context of transnational economic integration.  Professionals, policy analysts, investors, policy-makers and individuals interested in the BRI and transnational economic activities are welcome.

Start 12 APR 2019 (FRI)
Duration 3 hours
Fee Early Bird Fee* : HK$200 (on or before 31 March 2019)
Regular Fee* : HK$300 (after 31 March 2019)

* Fees include a light sandwich lunch with coffee/tea.
+ A statement of attendance will be issued for participants.