|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) 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) - a score of 593 or above (paper-based test) or 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 best efforts, to satisfy simultaneously all our documentary requirements, you are encouraged to make the application and include with your submission a brief explanation of the reason for delay and stating when the required documents will become available;
(4) Applications will not be reviewed or acted upon until they are complete, which is the sole responsibility of the applicant.
Programme Admissions Advisor(s)
|Dr Yahong Li|
List of Programmes
Full Time: To be Advised
Part Time: To be Advised