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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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

Start To be advised
Duration 6 months to 8 months
Fee HK$13,700 for the whole programme (2 modules); HK$7,000 per module.
Note: The “Commercial Crimes and Money Laundering Law” module is not a CEF Reimbursement course.
Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
This part-time LLM is ideal for those with busy work schedules. Offered by Manchester Metropolitan University in partnership with HKU SPACE, the LLM in Legal Practice is a cost-effective degree programme with CPD point recognition.
Start 26 OCT 2020 (MON)
Duration 1 year
Fee HK$56,700 course fee & £966 registration fee

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, by taking an integrated approach to finance and law. Financial institutions need leaders who have extensive knowledge relating to the legal issues in international finance and banking.
This PGDFL creates a new kind of financial services professional: graduates who are trained in both finance and law. You will develop an advanced interdisciplinary understanding of relevant legal and financial contexts, and combines a highly analytic academic core with applications informed by current practice.

Start 05 OCT 2020 (MON)
Duration 12 months to 48 months
Fee HK$6,600 per Finance module
HK$10,500 per Law module
Graduate Diploma in Commercial Law
Start 06 OCT 2020 (TUE)
Duration 1 year to 5 years
Fee HK$26,000
The Programme aims to equip students with essential accounting knowledge, educate students on laws, regulations governing business operations & commercial transactions.
Start 04 JAN 2021 (MON)
Duration 1 year to 3 years
Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
​The Graduate Diploma in English and Hong Kong Law  leading to the LLB (Hons) Hong Kong is almost the only package of programmes which covers all Hong Kong and English law subjects needed to progress towards legal practice in both Hong Kong and England and Wales.  For this reason, it is extremely popular and can receive more than 500 applications a year. 
Start To be advised
Duration 2 years
Fee HK$45,800 course fee & £641 registration fee (both for Year 1 only in 2020/21)
Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
This one year programme for HKU SPACE students leads to an LLB (Hons) Hong Kong awarded by Manchester Metropolitan University, and gives exemption from more PCLL Conversion examinations than almost any other English law degree.
Start To be advised
Duration 1 year
Fee HK$45,800 tuition fee and £641 registration fee
The Certificate in Legal Studies is the first part of the Diploma in Legal Studies program. 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 builds upon your knowledge in Certificate in Legal Studies opening up a wide variety of professional and academic opportunities in the legal field.

Start 14 OCT 2020 (WED)
Duration 9 months
Fee Professional Stream: HK$34,500 per year
General Stream: HK$23,400 per year
Exam Fee: $800 per sitting
(Please note: All fees are non-refundable and non-transferable)

Are you thinking about changing careers or getting ahead? Law is a powerful and proven way to get ahead in your career.

The Certificate in Legal Studies is one of the best-recognized local law programs. With high exam pass rates, flexible exam schedule, a convenient course structure specially catering for students with busy jobs. More than 12,000 students have enrolled in Certificate in Legal Studies (CLS).

The Certificate in Legal Studies is the proven and effective way to start your legal studies. Former students are now employed as legal professionals, working for law firms, public service, and large organisations.

Start 22 OCT 2020 (THU)
Duration 9-13 months
Fee General Stream: HK$24,400 per year
Professional Stream: HK$36,000 per year
Exam Fee: $800 per sitting