Abbreviation FT / PT

The Master of Laws programme at HKU Law is a highly competitive programme for those who archived outstanding results while studying for their first degree in Law at top universities worldwide.

Many come to the programme already with exceptional legal experience and postgraduate degrees.  All are fluent in English, and many are fluent in other languages.

The programme provides students with maximum flexibility in developing their legal interests and expertise in a friendly, engaging and international environment.

Mode of Attendance

Full Time (one year)

Part Time (two years)

Medium of Instruction


Programme Entrance Requirements

Applicants must comply with the General Regulations and fulfil at least one of requirements (1) or (2) below AND (if applicable) requirement (3):

(1) hold a degree of Bachelor of Laws with at least second class honours or an equivalent qualificationaccepted by the University for this purpose; or

(2) have obtained either the Common Professional Examination of England and Wales or the CommonProfessional Examination Certificate of this University, provided that in either case a second class honours degree or a qualification of equivalent standard of this University or another comparable institution accepted for this purpose has also been obtained; and if applicable:

(3) For a candidate who is seeking admission on the basis of a qualification from a university or
comparable institution outside Hong Kong of which the language of teaching and/or examination is not
English, shall satisfy the Faculty English language requirement with one of the following recognized English tests:

(i)  International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - an overall band score of 7 or above with no subtest below 6.5; or

(ii) Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - 97 or above (internet-based test)

In each case, for admissions purposes, the test score report is regarded as valid for two years of the application deadline.

Subject to satisfying these entrance requirements, applications are considered for admission based on factors including the applicant's academic record, their relevant experience, academic and other references, the quality of their personal statement, and other information as validly provided in a submission; and in view of submissions received from other applicants and taking into account any admissions quota.

(1) Demand for admission to the programme is typically high.  We strongly encourage applicants to make their submissions early and in a complete form;

(2) Supporting documents must be submitted within three weeks from the date of application;

(3) If you expect to be unable, despite your best efforts, to satisfy all our documentary requirementssimultaneously, you are encouraged to make the application and include with your submission a brief explanation of the reason for the delay and stating when the required documents will become available;

(4) Applications may not be reviewed or acted upon until they are complete, which is the applicant's sole responsibility.

Programme Admissions Advisor(s)

Dr ZHU Ying