Abbreviation FT / PT
LLM(MEL) FT / PT

The curriculum of the Master of Laws in Medical Ethics and Law [LLM(MEL)] programme is designed as an integrated interdisciplinary one that addresses concerns of growing importance in the health professions, law and business. The programme aims at providing students with an appreciation of various aspects of the fields of health ethics and law, such as medical negligence and bioethics. The curriculum offers lawyers, social scientists, policymakers and healthcare professionals a guide to the fundamental ethical, legal and social issues influencing the delivery of healthcare.

This programme is open to candidates with a degree in law, or in medicine. Suitable candidates holding a degree in a discipline other than law or medicine with at least two years of relevant experience or professional qualifications will also be considered.

Mode of Attendance

Full Time (one year)
Part Time (two years)

Medium of Instruction
English
Programme Entrance Requirements

Applicants must comply with the General Regulations and the Regulations for Taught Postgraduate Curricula and fulfil at least one of requirements (1) to (4) below AND (if applicable) requirement (5):

(1) hold the degree of Bachelor of Laws with at least second class honours of this University, or a qualification of equivalent standard from this University or another comparable institution accepted for this purpose; or
(2) hold the degrees of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from this University, or a qualification of equivalent standard from this University or another comparable institution accepted for this purpose; or
(3) hold the degree in a discipline other than law or medicine with at least second class honours of this University, or a  qualification of equivalent standard from this University or another comparable institution accepted for this purpose; and have at least two years of relevant experience or professional qualifications; or
(4) have obtained either the Common Professional Examination of England and Wales or the Common Professional Examination Certificate of this University provided that in either case the candidate has also obtained a degree with at least second class honours of this University, or a qualification of equivalent standard from this University or another comparable institution accepted for this purpose; and

If applicable:
(5) For an applicant 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, satisfy the Faculty English language requirement with one of the following recognized English test:
(i) Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - a score of 593 or above (paper-based test) or 97 or above (internet-based test); or
(ii) International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - an overall band score of 7.0 or above with no subtest below 6.5.

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

Subject to satisfying the above entrance requirements, applications are considered based on the applicant's previous academic record, relevant experiences, references, personal statements and other information as validly provided in an application submission, and in view of applications received from other applicants and taking into account the quota for the programme.

Notes:
(1) In view of the large number of applications, applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their application early;
(2) Supporting documents must be submitted within three weeks from the date of application;
(3) In the event you expect to be unable, despite best efforts, to satisfy all documentary requirements; you are encouraged to submit the application together with a note explaining the situation and indicating when the outstanding documents are expected to be provided;
(4) Failure to complete the documentations may result in delay in consideration of the application.  An application will not be reviewed and acted upon until it is complete.

Programme Admissions Advisor(s)
Dr. Calvin Ho 
Email: cmel@hku.hk; lawpgs@hku.hk

Contacts
Tel: (852) 3917-1845; (852)3917-2953
Email: cmel@hku.hk; lawpgs@hku.hk
Website:  https://llm.law.hku.hk/mel/

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