|Abbreviation||FT / PT|
|LLM(T&IPL)||FT / PT|
The principal objective of the LLM(T&IPL) programme is to offer a range of courses that provide a sound legal understanding of various aspects of the rapidly developing fields of technology law, intellectual property law, and the intersection between the two. This includes topics such as the legal implications of artificial intelligence, big data, data mining, regulation of Internet platforms, 3-D printing, outer space technologies, nanotech, fintech, protection of computer programmes and algorithms, digital remixes and user-generated contents, online streaming, green-tech, and biotechnologies (including genetic modifications and stem cell research).
Subject areas will be regularly expanded and updated to ensure that students are able to understand and analyze contemporary legal issues in this area.
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) to (3) below AND (if applicable) requirement (4):
(1) hold a degree of Bachelor of Laws with at least second class honours or an equivalent qualification accepted by the University for this purpose; or
(2) hold a degree in a discipline other than law with at least second class honours accepted by the University for this purpose and have at least two years relevant experience or professional qualifications; or
(3) 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 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
(4) 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) 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 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.
(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 Yahong Li|