12 months
815 USD/credit 19560 USD/year
815 USD/credit 19560 USD/year
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The Laws programme at City University of Hong Kong aims to provide an intensive study of issues and practices relating to International Economic Law, Corporate and Financial Law, Intellectual Property and Technology Law, Common Law, and Chinese and Comparative Law.  


At Laws programme at City University of Hong Kong students may also choose to follow a general course of study. They will be provided with an opportunity to enhance their professional competence, specialist knowledge and career focus. Our Master of Laws (LLM) Programme offers a unique blend of comprehensive legal information, innovative skill-based training, opportunities for independent research, the flexibility to study in any of a variety of streams and international study opportunities.

Students at The Laws programme at City University of Hong Kong will:

  • focus on legal issues concerning corporations, finance and business with practical importance in the regional and international markets. 
  • explore cutting-edge issues relating to copyright, patent, trademark, design, trade secret and cyberspace.
  • get an opportunity to study the origins, practices, values, principles and theories of common law, and equips students with legal skills of comparing common and civil law systems and methods.
  • focus on a comparative understanding of the legal framework of China.
  • get an opportunity to study any topics in which they may be interested.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Chinese and Comparative Law Stream 
  • International Economic Law Stream
  • Common Law Stream
  • Maritime and Transportation Law Stream

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications are processed on a rolling basis. Early applications are strongly encouraged.


24 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • holding an honours degree in law or equivalent qualification; or
  • having been admitted for professional practice of law in Hong Kong or other jurisdictions; or
  • having obtained either a Common Professional Examination (CPE) of the United Kingdom or Hong Kong with satisfactory results, provided that a second class honours degree has also been obtained; or
  • having obtained a Postgraduate Certificate in Hong Kong Law or Master of Arts/Laws in Arbitration and Dispute Resolution;
  • being proficient in English.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    19560 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 815 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    19560 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 815 USD per credit during 12 months.

HK$6,400 per credit

Living costs for Hong Kong

13720 - 23419 HKD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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