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LLB (Hons) Hong Kong

Awarded by
Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
Course Code
Application Code
Study mode
Start Date
16 Sep 2024 (Mon)
1 year
Course Fee
HK$54,900 tuition fee + special rate of £950 Manchester Met registration fee for current CPE students only (£999 for all other students).
Deadline on 26 Aug 2024 (Mon)
How to Apply

Get a UK Law Degree from Manchester Metropolitan University and Avoid All PCLL Conversion Exams*


This one year programme for HKU SPACE students leads to a British Bachelors of Law degree awarded by Manchester Metropolitan University, and allows students who started their studies on the Manchester Met pathway to avoid all PCLL Conversion exams.

LLB cert

This LLB is  for students who have studied with HKU SPACE and Manchester Metropolitan University on the Graduate Diploma in English and Hong Kong Law (CPE) and is the final year of a fast track programme allowing these students to complete all the law subjects currently required to apply for entry to the Postgraduate Certificate in Laws (PCLL) programme.

* Based on admissions to the PCLL in recent years of large numbers of students who, after completing both the Graduate Diploma in English and Hong Kong Law and the LLB (Hons) Hong Kong, were exempted from all PCLL Conversion exams. Please note that PCLL exam exemptions are subject to change.

LLB cert

Programme Details

Classes are scheduled to be delivered between September and April.

The LLB is run jointly with Manchester Metropolitan University. Teaching will draw on the expertise of both local lecturers and Manchester Metropolitan University lecturers.

Includes teaching by HKU PCLL staff (in their personal capacity).

Modules to prepare for the PCLL such as litigation procedure and advocacy are included in this programme to provide students with a head-start over their future PCLL class peers.

Application Code 2245-LW015A -

  • Most lectures to be delivered in dual-mode, both face-to-face (at HKU SPACE teaching venues) and live-streamed online. Select lectures and tutorials to either be delivered face-to-face or online only and students will be informed in due course.
Non-Local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance

This is an exempted course under the Non-local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualification to which this course may lead.


Students must complete 3 full-modules and 2 half-modules.

Full-modules (PCLL programme prerequisites):

  • Commercial Law
  • Business Associations
  • Law of Hong Kong Evidence


  • PCLL Preparation Elective I (Civil Procedure with Advocacy)*
  • PCLL Preparation Elective II (Criminal Procedure with Advocacy)*

[*These half-modules will be delivered as complementary precursors to the procedural subjects taught on the PCLL programme. The official title of these half-modules are subject to final confirmation.]

Assessment is by a mixture of coursework and examinations.  

Professional Accreditation

With a history of several decades in Hong Kong, the LLB (Hons) Hong Kong jointly run with Manchester Metropolitan University has a long and proven track record of successfully preparing our graduates to continue on to enter the PCLL programme and legal practice in Hong Kong.

In recent years large numbers of graduates of the LLB (Hons) Hong Kong have successfully secured places on PCLL programmes at The University of Hong Kong (both full-time and part-time) and other universities, including some highly-prized government-funded places.

Since our graduates can avoid taking many extra conversion exams required of graduates of most other English law courses, they have enjoyed a much smoother pathway towards the PCLL.

Entry to the PCLL programme is competitive and admission criteria are subject to change. For more information, please click here.


Course Fee
  • HK$54,900 tuition fee + special rate of £950 Manchester Met registration fee for current CPE students only (£999 for all other students).

Entry Requirements

The LLB (Hons) Hong Kong is for students who have completed the Graduate Diploma in English and Hong Kong Law (Common Professional Examination)   taught at HKU SPACE and jointly run with and awarded by Manchester Metropolitan University.

Priority for admission is given to students who have completed the Graduate Diploma in English and Hong Kong Law (Common Professional Examination) at HKU SPACE. Applications will only be considered from students who have completed other Graduate Diploma in Law programmes if spaces are still available after giving first priority to HKU SPACE students. 

Students who have previously studied this programme are not eligible for admission for a second time. 

It is also the responsibility of applicants to determine their eligibility to study this programme, which is intended for those having the right to live and study in Hong Kong (under current immigration rules, it is very unlikely any overseas applicants will be granted visas to study this programme).


Application Form Application Form

Enrolment Method
(1)  For current final year Manchester Met students of the GDEHKL (CPE) (2023/24) 
  • To enrol online, please click  HERE
  • To apply in person, please bring along the letter of completion of the GDEHKL (CPE) and the Application for Enrolment Form (SF26) to any HKU SPACE Learning Centre.  
  • To apply by post, please send the SF26 form and a crossed cheque payable to “HKU SPACE” addressed to the College of Humanities and Law, HKU SPACE.
(2)  For former graduates from Manchester Met GDEHKL (CPE) (pre-2023)
Applicants should fill in the Application for Enrolment Form (SF26) and submit a copy of their GDEHKL certificatein person or by post.
  • To apply in person, please submit the above to any HKU SPACE Learning Centre.            
  • To apply by post, please send the above to the College of Humanities and Law, HKU SPACE.
(3)  ​ For graduates of any other Graduate Diploma in Law
Applicants of other Graduate Diplomas in Law need to submit the Application for Enrolment Form (SF26) with a certified true copy of their full degree transcript and certificate . Our programme staff will contact these applicants with the outcome shortly to advise on the next steps.
  • To apply in person, please submit the above to any HKU SPACE Learning Centre.
  • To apply by post, please send the above to the College of Humanities and Law, HKU SPACE.

In Person / By post

Applications in person:
HKU SPACE Learning Centre, Centre Hotline: (852) 3761-1111.
Applications by post:
College of Humanities and Law, HKU SPACE, Suites A & B, 12/F United Centre, 95 Queensway, Hong Kong
Payment Method

1.  Cash, EPS Or WeChat Pay

Course fees can be paid by cash, EPS or WeChat Pay at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

2.  Cheque Or Bank Draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please specify the programme title(s) for application and applicant’s name. You may either:

  • bring the completed form(s), together with the appropriate course or application fees in the form of a cheque, and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres;
  • or mail the above documents to any of the HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres, specifying “Course Application” on the envelope. HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment sent by mail.

3.  VISA/MasterCard

Applicants may also pay the course fee by VISA or MasterCard, including the “HKU SPACE MasterCard”, at any HKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE MasterCard can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses with a tuition fee worth a minimum of HK$2,000; however, the course applicant must also be the cardholder himself/herself. For enquiries, please contact our staff at any enrolment centres.

4. Online Payment

The course fees of all open admission courses (course enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes can be settled by using PPS via the Internet. Applicants may also pay the relevant course fees by VISA or MasterCard online. Please refer to Enrolment Methods - Online Enrolment  for details.


Partner Details

Dating back to 1824, Manchester Metropolitan University is one of the largest and most popular universities in the UK. It has over 38,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students, including a diverse community of 3,000 international students from over 120 countries.
Manchester Law School is one of the UK’s largest law schools, with more than 1,200 current students and over 20,000 alumni across the globe. It is an inspiring and highly professional environment in which to further your legal studies, deepen your knowledge of the law and develop your career aspirations.
Based at the heart of the country’s second largest legal hub, the Law School prides itself on connections to the regional and national legal community and benefits from being located within a thriving professional services sector.
It is a friendly and supportive law school, dedicated to providing you with outstanding opportunities to develop practical legal skills and to reach your individual aspirations and potential.
Highly experienced professionals teach the postgraduate and professional programmes, from practising solicitors and barristers to judges, renowned research academics and legal scholars. This ensures that your teaching is professionally relevant and informed by the latest practical developments in legal education and training.
The internationally recognised academic and legal practitioner staff have been instrumental in developing new research on subjects including equalities law, social justice, human rights, medical ethics and sports law.
Manchester Law School is also one of the only training providers to offer law courses at every stage of the legal profession from legal services apprenticeships at level 7 to LLB undergraduate law degree, law conversion (CPE) course and specialist professional training for aspiring solicitors and barristers. It sees the broadest legal picture across all specialisms at all times, ensuring that what you learn will be fit for practice.