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The University of Hong Kong

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Bachelor of Laws 法學士

LLB

Short Description

The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) offers an education in fundamental legal concepts and subjects, as well as a wider liberal-arts education.  In 2004-05, the LLB became a four-year programme, in line with recommendations made by government-appointed consultants.  Under the 2012 curriculum reform, the LLB remains as a 4-year programme.  The four-year LLB provides students with greater opportunities to address the following challenges:

  • Acquiring a solid foundation in legal knowledge, transferable critical and analytical skills, and broadening of intellectual horizons
  • Developing a high level of language proficiency
  • Preparing for vocational training in the new skill-based PCLL
  • Understanding globalisation and the changing international scene
  • Understanding the close interaction between the systems of China and Hong Kong
  • Developing maturity

The LLB comprises a professional core which equip students with a solid foundation in legal knowledge, and elective courses which allow students exposure to the broader context in which the law operates.  Students will have the opportunity to obtain a minor in a non-law area, or to obtain specialization in a specific area of law.

In addition to our 4-year LLB, students may also consider choosing to study on one of the following related programmes:

  • a 5-year Integrated Double Degree Programme that is jointly offered with the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of Business and Economics or the Faculty of Social Sciences; or
  • the 4-year and 5-year Dual Degree Programme jointly offered with UCL and PKU respectively, which will enable graduates to obtain two LLBs from two top-ranking law schools in the world (HKULLB and UCLLLB / PKULLB), and open paths to legal qualifications in both jurisdictions. Applicants may refer to the programme information on the relevant website and submit an application through the online application system.

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Programme Website

Requirements

  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGE 4
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 5
LIBERAL STUDIES 3
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 3
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 2 SUBJECTS 3
Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGE 3
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3
LIBERAL STUDIES 2
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 2
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 2 SUBJECTS 3

Remark:

  1. "Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education” is referred to as “HKDSE”.
  2. "Attained with Distinction" obtained prior to 2018, or "Attained with Distinction (I)" or "Attained with Distinction (II)" obtained in or after 2018, in Applied Learning subjects (other than Applied Learning Chinese) will be used as additional supporting information. In the meantime, student learning experiences in Applied Learning subjects may be considered within the context of other learning experiences in their application.
  3. Other Language subjects will be used as unspecified elective subjects. The minimum requirement is Grade E.

Calculation of scores for applicants with more than 1 sitting in HKDSE Examination

In general, most of the programmes offered by HKU consider the best results achieved by candidates in different combination of sittings, except for a few programmes which only consider the latest results.  Few programmes may also impose a penalty on HKDSE repeaters.  The policy on the calculation of scores in combined sittings of HKDSE for the 2021-22 exercise will be finalized at a later stage, which will be posted on our website https://www.hku.hk/dse.

First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 42,100

Contacts

Faculty of Law

Email: lawfac@hku.hk

Tel: 3917-2953

Statistics

Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2020 232 85 133 179 265 894
2019 221 100 144 214 316 995
2018 266 101 142 237 315 1061
2017 231 93 177 227 353 1081
2016 281 108 137 216 448 1190
2015 172 85 141 197 432 1027
2014 222 81 131 197 443 1074
2013 164 53 92 149 369 827
2012 239 68 104 135 286 832

Offer Statistics (as at the Announcement of the Main Round Offer Results)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2020 71 1 0 0 0 72
2019 67 0 0 0 0 67
2018 75 0 0 0 0 75
2017 77 0 0 0 0 77
2016 85 0 0 0 0 85
2015 76 0 0 0 0 76
2014 80 0 0 0 0 80
2013 70 0 0 0 0 70
2012 65 0 0 0 0 65