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Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) Preparation Courses (University of London)
倫敦大學法律學士學位試課程

Course Code
SC367A
Study mode
Part-time
Start Date
18 Sep 2020 (Fri)
Next intake(s)
09-2021
Language
English

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Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) Preparation Courses (University of London)
倫敦大學法律學士學位試課程
HKU SPACE is a Recognised Teaching Centre of the University of London and has been providing high standard and effective Preparation Courses for the LL.B. Programme for more than five decades.  
 
The University of London LL.B. is world-class.  The degree is a well-respected qualification and is accepted as a pre-requisite academic qualification to the professional stage in many Common Law jurisdictions.  Many of our graduates have been admitted to practise in Hong Kong and England and Wales. There are also graduates who, by relying on the University of London LL.B. studied with HKU SPACE, are admitted to practise in other jurisdictions.  Many students find the logical problem-solving skills gained from studying the degree a springboard for other professions as well.

University of London Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

The LLB awarded by University of London is a long-standing, well-regarded qualification.  For information pls visit https://london.ac.uk/about-us/our-global-reputation

For further information about the UoL LL.B. Programme Structure, please visit https://london.ac.uk/courses/bachelor-laws

Standard Entry (non-graduate)

Graduate Entry (non-law degree holder)

12 modules 9 modules
Minimum 3 years Minimum 2 years
Must register for L4 Module "Legal system and method" in your first year of Study. 
Must pass the online course "Introduction to English law"  in your first year of study via UoL Student Portal Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).

Students may spread their studies over a longer period (maximum 6 years), subject to the programme regulations and graduate entrants are strongly encouraged to do so. 

Tuition

HKU SPACE LLB Preparation Courses designed for students taking University of London (Bachelor of Laws) LL.B. examinations and open to all on a first-come-first-served basis.  The tuition package is made up of main and revision lectures, exam skills seminars (tutorials), voluntary take-home assignments (L4 modules) and mock examinations for all compulsory modules.  Lecture courses are taught mostly by leading academics and teachers from major U.K. law schools on a block basis.

Attendance on a specially designed course greatly improves the chances of success in the examinations. Professional accreditation bodies in some jurisdictions may require proof of law degree course attendance for the consideration of admission.

LL.B. degrees are studied not only by students who hope to become lawyers but also by those who feel that a Law qualification would help them in their present profession or who are interested in the modules offered.  We provide preparatory courses for many of the University of London LL.B. modules including all compulsory modules.

Preparation courses offered in 2020/21 (Provisional timetable can be downloaded here):

L4 Legal System and Method [Compulsory module in 1st Year for Standard Entry only]
L4 Contract Law * L5 Commercial Law**
L4 Criminal Law * L5 Family Law
L4 Public Law * L6 Company Law**
L5 Tort Law * L6 Evidence**
L5 Property Law **  
L6 Equity and Trusts **  
L6 Jurisprudence and Legal Theory *  
*  Compulsory Modules for the University of London LL.B. Degree Award
** Other modules very often required for entry to the professional stage in different jurisdictions.  Please check with the relevant professional accreditation bodies/ training institutions.

 

Students should refer to the LL.B. programme structure and outlines contained in the University of London website (https://london.ac.uk/courses/bachelor-laws#structure)  to ensure that they enrol for the correct modules.  Students should be mindful of their choices of optional modules if they are working towards a Hong Kong PCLL aligned law degree or other jurisdictions.

 

Professional Career Progression

Hong Kong

Those students wishing to qualify as lawyers in Hong Kong must complete the P.C.LL. course. From 2008 additional admission requirements have been imposed for the P.C.LL. . Those wishing to apply for P.C.LL. must also have completed an IELTS test within three years of application and should have an overall 7. 

Completion of the University of London LL.B. fulfills most of the Hong Kong P.C.LL. admission Core Subjects requirement.  "Missing" competencies and Top-up Subjects, however, can be acquired via taking the Conversion Exams.  Please note that starting from the academic year 2021/2022, there will be nine Core Subjects required for entry to the P.C.LL. programme, and Criminal Procedure and Civil Procedure will no longer be required as pre-requisites.  For full details, please see https://ple.hku.hk/ and pcea.com.hk.   Students should be mindful of their choices of optional modules if they are working towards a Hong Kong P.C.LL. aligned law degree.

University of London LL.B. Programme Modules

HK P.C.LL. Admission Requirements

Aligned/ Exempted

Contract Law

Contract

Yes

Criminal Law

Criminal Law

Yes

Public Law

Constitutional Law

Yes

Tort Law

Tort

Yes

Property Law

Land Law

Yes

Equity and Trusts

Equity

Yes

Commercial Law

Commercial Law

Parts A and B exempted

Part C via Conversion Exam

Company Law

Business Associations

Yes

Evidence

Evidence

Yes

NIL

HK Constitutional Law

Via Conversion Exam

NIL

HK Legal System

Via Conversion Exam

NIL

HK Land Law

Via Conversion Exam

 

England and Wales
Students who wish to qualify as lawyers in England and Wales should be mindful of the change in admission requirements.  Up until 2019/20 academic year, completion of a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) has been common to both intending solicitors and barristers.  However, from 2020/21, the academic stage requirements will depend on the profession you wish to enter.  For full details, please refer to the followings:
 
Solicitors' Qualifying Exam:
Solicitors Regulation Authority: sra.org.uk/students
 
Intending barristers:

 

Other Common Law jurisdictions

You are advised to check with the appropriate professional accreditation body to confirm that the University of London LL.B. (Standard Route/ Graduate Route Entry) is acceptable for the purpose of entry into legal practice in the jurisdiction concerned, and if there are any other requirements such as hours of attendance of course, or residency.

 

Presentation and Graduation Ceremonies

HKU SPACE and University of London Presentation Ceremony will normally be held in Hong Kong in January.  The official Graduation Ceremony of the University of London will be held in London in March.

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HKU SPACE and University of London Presentation Ceremony in 2020.

 

Student Sharing

Ms WONG Kar Man

LLB Graduate with First Class Honours (2019)
University of London

It seems like it was yesterday that I attended the programme information seminar at HKU SPACE and decided to enrol in the LLB programme of the University of London. Many of my colleagues working in the Government recommended this programme to me because it is an internationally recognised and well-regarded qualification. It was really an enjoyable experience to study at HKU SPACE because they provided excellent learning support and their visiting lecturers are renowned scholars from the UK.

Being a working mom with two young kids made the already challenging task of completing a law degree an even harder mission. It seemed almost impossible to me. 24 hours a day were not quite enough, so I had to fully utilise every minute of my spare time to study - 30 minutes before work, one-hour lunch break, and 90 minutes after I put my kids to bed. Three hours of study per day was good enough to pave the way for a First Class Honours.

I have to thank my parents and husband for taking care of my kids while I buried myself in my study. I could not have accomplished this mission without their unreserved support. I am also grateful that I had four “study buddies” along the way to make my journey full of vigour and laughter.

Instead of looking at the hundred reasons to quit, look at the thousand reasons not to give up. Looking back, it was all worth it.

Venue
  • All Classes are expected to be held on the University of Hong Kong Campus (Pokfulam Road). As the health and safety of our students and teachers is our top priority, if the situation in Hong Kong requires this HKU SPACE reserves the right to move some classes to other locations, including online classes.
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.

University of London Admission Requirements [Enquiries: 3761-1122]

Eligibility

Standard Entry

Graduate Entry

University's minimum  entrance requirements:   

  • 5 HKDSE Category A subjects at Level '33+222'; or
  • either, 2 "A" level and 3 "O" level passes (not necessarily obtained in one sitting); or, equivalent
  • Associate Degree or Diploma holders; or equivalent
A degree in a non-law discipline; or equivalent

The University of London reserves the right to request applicants to provide evidence acceptable to it of oral and written competence in English before making an offer of registration.  https://london.ac.uk/applications/how-apply/am-i-qualified

HKU SPACE Preparation Courses [Enquiries: 2520-4665]

Enrolment on First come, first-served.

Course Fee (non-refundable or transferable)

HK$9,600 (per module) [Level 4] for single prep. course enrolment
HK$8,600 (per module)  [Level 4] for enrolment in any 2 or more prep. courses in a single transaction
HK$8,600 (per module) [Tort Law, Property Law, Equity & Trusts and Jurisprudence and Legal Theory prep. course]
HK$8,100 (per module) [Commercial Law, Company Law, Evidence and Family Law prep course]

Application Form Application Form

Enrolment Method

University of London Registrations in Hong Kong

Students who wish to take the LLB examinations must register as overseas students with University of London by 1 October 2020 and then register for the specific examinations in good time.  New registrations for all University of London are processed by HKU SPACE in Hong Kong (https://hkuspace.hku.hk/londonu/#how-to-apply). 

University of London: Undergraduate programmes in Law prospectus with application form for registration are available from University of London (Admissions Office), Room 313, 3/F, Admiralty Centre, 18 Harcourt Road, Hong Kong.  (https://hkuspace.hku.hk/londonu, Tel: 3761-1122, email: londonu@hkuspace.hku.hk)

Examination

A full explanation of the conduct of examinations is available in the LL.B. Programme Regulations which will be sent to you when you are given an offer of registration.

Local examinations in Hong Kong shall be done via the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority which is responsible for administering the University of London examinations. (website: http://www.hkeaa.edu.hk/en/ipe/ulondon/)

HKU SPACE Preparation Courses (Tuition)

Year 1 timetables will be available in mid - May 2020.  Please click leaflet to download a latest version now.

Although University of London recommends not joining a preparation course before registration, applicants should note that enrolment on the HKU SPACE preparation courses is on a first-come, first-served basis.  Early enrolment is strongly recommended.

Visas (Non-local Applicants)

To study in Hong Kong, all non-local applicants are required to obtain a student visa issued by the Immigration Department of the HKSAR Government, except for those admitted to Hong Kong as dependants, who do not need prior approval before taking up full-time and part-time studies. Non-local applicants issued with a valid employment visa also do not need prior approval to pursue part-time studies. It is the responsibility of individual applicants to make appropriate visa arrangements. Admission to a HKU SPACE academic programme/course does not guarantee the issue of a student visa. Applicants may wish to note that part-time courses are generally NOT considered by the Immigration Department for visa purposes except for self-financed, part-time locally accredited taught postgraduate programmes awarded within the HKU System through HKU SPACE.

Payment Method

1. Cash or EPS

Course fees can be paid by cash or EPS at any HKU SPACE enrolment counters.

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, student's name, and student card no. (if applicable). You may either:

- bring the completed form(s), together with the appropriate course fee in the form of a cheque 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 "HKU SPACE Mastercard", at any HKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of HKU SPACE Mastercard can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment for courses with a tuition fee of HK$2,000 to $40,000. The cardholder must also be the course applicant himself/herself. For enquiries, please contact our staff at any of the enrolment centres.

Notes

  1. For general and short courses, applicants may be required to pay the course fee in cash or by EPS, Visa or Mastercard if the course is to start shortly.
  2. Fees paid are not refundable or transferable.
  3. Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  4. For additional copies of receipts, please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope with a completed form and a crossed cheque for $30 per copy made payable to "HKU SPACE". Such copies will normally only be issued at the end of a course.