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Applicants must comply with the General Regulations and Regulations for Taught Postgraduate Curricula, and fulfill at least one of requirements (1) to (3) below AND (if applicable) requirement (4).


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,


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 and professional qualifications; or



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.

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:


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


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.

Applications are considered based on the applicant’s previous academic record, related 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.

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