LLM in Legal Practice [Top-up Award] - HKU SPACE: Common Law and Professional Courses, Law-Related Courses courses
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LLM in Legal Practice [Top-up Award]

Awarded by
Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
Course Code
Application Code
Study mode
Start Date
To be advised
1 year
Course Fee
HK$56,700 course fee & £920 registration fee
A Fast and Flexible Route to a Master’s Degree in Law

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.

Application Code 1850-LW025A -

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.

One of the great attractions of this course is that you can choose a topic that interests you from a wide range of research areas including:

Advocacy Criminal Practice Human Rights Law
Business Associations Employment Law Law and Society
Civil Litigation Equity and Trusts Medical Law and Ethics
Company Law in a Global Context Evidence Property Law and Conveyancing
Criminal Law European Union Law Succession
Criminal Justice Family Law Tort

You can choose to study Hong Kong, English or international law – or even a mixture of all three.  We will also consider applications from students interested in researching other areas of law, in addition to those listed above.

Candidates will receive compulsory tuition in Research Methods by way of 4 online lectures (at 2 hours each) and 3 online workshops (at 1 hour each).  The medium of instruction is English.  Successful applicants will be provided with full details of scheduling, etc. prior to enrolling on the course.  Each candidate will also be provided with on-going support from a supervisor from Manchester Metropolitan University and/or a Hong Kong-based supervisor in the candidate's chosen field of research.

Candidates will be assessed by way of 2 pieces of written work: each candidate will submit a 3,000-word Research Proposal (constituting 15% of their final mark) and a 15,000-word Final Dissertation (constituting 85% of their final mark).   Assessed work must be completed within (normally) 1 year from commencement of the course.


This LLM is offered exclusively to holders of the Postgraduate Certificate in Laws (PCLL), or Legal Practice Course (LPC), or Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) including Solicitors, Trainee Solicitors, Barristers, Pupil Barristers and Paralegals.

Each year’s cohort is limited to 20 candidates and enrolment will close as soon as the course is full. Applicants are therefore strongly recommended to apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

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$56,700 course fee & £920 registration fee

Application Form Application Form

Enrolment Method

Applicants will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis and enrolment will close as soon as the course is full. Since this intake is limited to a maximum of around 20 students, applicants are strongly recommended to apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Payment Method
1. Cash or EPS

Cash or EPS are accepted 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 write the programme title(s)  and the applicant’s name on the back of the cheque. You may either:

  • in person by submitting the payment, completed form(s), and required supporting documents to any of our enrolment centres; or
  • by mailing the above documents to any of our enrolment centres, specifying “Course Application” on the envelope. 
3. VISA/MasterCard

Course applicants, who are holders of HKU SPACE Mastercard, can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses of HK$2,000 and over. For enquiries, please contact our enrolment centres.

4. Online payment

Online payment for short courses (first come, first served) and selected award-bearing programmes is available using PPS, VISA or Mastercard. Please refer to the Online Services page on the School website.


  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 except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, cheque or online PPS will be reimbursed by a cheque; fees paid by credit card will be reimbursed to credit card account used for payment.
  3. In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme teams for details.
  4. Fees and places on courses are not transferrable. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on each approved transfer.
  5. HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment, receipt, or personal information sent by mail.
  6. For additional copies of receipts, please submit a completed form, a sufficiently stamped and self-addressed envelope, and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to ‘HKU SPACE’ to any of our enrolment centres. Such copies will normally be issued at the end of a course.

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 learning is professionally relevant and informed by the latest practical developments in legal education and training.

The internationally recognised academic and legal practitioner have been instrumental in developing new research on subjects including equalities law, social justice, human rights, medical ethics and sports law.