LLB (Hons) - HKU SPACE: Common Law and Professional Courses courses
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LLB (Hons)

Awarded by
Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
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Start Date
To be advised
Next intake(s)
1 year
Course Fee
HK$43,700 tuition fee & £610 registration fee (2018/19)

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.

Introductory lectures for all subjects will be delivered in one week blocks between September and January, followed by revision lectures in March and April. Both the introductory and revision classes will be taught mainly by lecturers from Manchester Metropolitan University, while the tutorial sessions will be conducted mainly by local teaching staff.

Venue 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 recognize any qualification to which this course may lead.

Students study four modules covering five important law subjects that are all needed to apply for entry to the P.C.LL.:

  • Commercial Law
  • Business Associations
  • Law of Hong Kong Evidence
  • Hong Kong Civil and Criminal Procedure

Assessment is by a mixture of coursework and the examinations of Manchester Metropolitan University. Exams take place in Hong Kong in May/June.

All students who have passed the C.P.E./Graduate Diploma in English and Hong Kong Law  taught at HKU SPACE and awarded by Manchester Metropolitan University are eligible for admission to this LL.B. programme. Applications are also welcome from graduates of other C.P.E./GDL Programmes.

It is 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. Please note that, under current immigration rules, it is very unlikely any overseas applicants will be granted visas to study this programme.

Course Fee
  • HK$43,700 tuition fee & £610 registration fee (2018/19)

One of the great attractions of this course is that students who successfully finish this course after graduating from the C.P.E./Graduate Diploma in English and Hong Kong Law have completed all the law subjects currently needed to apply for the P.C.LL. vocational training course. Entry into the P.C.LL. is highly competitive. However, in recent years, large numbers of graduates from this course have successfully secured places on the P.C.LL. courses offered by the University of Hong Kong and other local universities.

Students wishing to apply for the P.C.LL. are advised to check the eligibility requirements, which currently also include completing an IELTS test with an overall band score of at least 7 within the three years prior to their application. Students who are not permanent residents of Hong Kong but wish to practice as solicitors or barristers in Hong Kong should check with the Hong Kong Law Society and the Bar Association for any residency requirements.

Students wishing to practise as lawyers should note that many large firms recruit very early, and you may wish contact them directly before you join the course. Students are expected to take responsibility for their career planning and, while we will try to offer general guidance, HKU SPACE does not provide a full careers service.

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Enrolment Method

Detailed information and an application form are available:

  • in person, at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centre
  • by post, from College of Humanities and Law, 34/F, United Centre, 95 Queensway, Hong Kong.  Please send a self-addressed envelope with a $5 stamp, specifying the name of this programme.
Payment Method

By cheque or by credit card

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