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Common Law, M.C.L.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #25 (QS) ,
The curriculum for the Master of Common Law extends over one academic year of full-time study. Teaching is in English and candidates shall be required to have an adequate standard of English.

About

This programme is specifically designed for graduates in law from non-Common law jurisdictions (notably Mainland China) who wish to acquire an expertise in Common Law as it is practised in Hong Kong and in other common law jurisdictions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Understanding common law 
  • Public law in common law jurisdictions
  • Private law in common law jurisdictions
  • Banking law
  • Business and human rights
  • Carriage of goods by sea
  • Communications law

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Schedule IELTS

Academic Requirements

Applicants must comply with the General Regulations and fulfil the following requirements:

  • Hold a degree of Bachelor of Laws with at least second class honours or an equivalent qualification from a university or comparable institution in a non-common law jurisdiction
  • The test score report is valid for two years for admissions purpose.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    20574 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20574 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National Applies to you

    5380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5380 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
Local Students
  • 42,100 HK$
Non-local Students
  • 161,000 HK$

Living costs for Hong Kong

  • 13720 - 23420 HKD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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