LLM Legal Practice Programmes

LLM Legal Practice Programmes (Commercial Law/Conflict Resolution/Intellectual Property)

Why Choose The University of Law (ULaw)?

Renowned History

  • One of the UK’s longest-established specialist providers of legal education since 1876

Quality Teaching

  • Courses are taught by qualified lawyers. Students will also benefit from practical training other than just theoretical teaching
  • Access to a number of opportunities to work on cases while studying

Powerful Networking

  • UK’s largest legal alumni group with over 70,000 members, many of whom are qualified lawyers in Hong Kong, Malaysia, England and Wales
  • Working with 90 of the top 100 UK law firms
  • Close links with a wide range of barristers’ chambers

Flexible Study Options

  • Can choose 1 focus area
  • Class Pattern: 1 weekday night + Saturday morning

Promising Career

  • A number of experts providing one-to-one support for Legal Career and employability service

Application Information

Commencement Date:

March 2020

Deadline for New Application:

7 February 2020
Brochure Expression of Interest

About LLM

The LLM Legal Practice programmes are designed for law or non-law graduates who wish to specialise in an area of law. Those with an academic grounding in English law would still find the programme beneficial in terms of enhancing their skills or specializing in relevant areas. Total there are three areas:

- Conflict Resolution;
- Intellectual Property; or
- Commercial Law

The structured course is taught by qualified lawyers with lectures and practical workshops, and with online resources and learning tools to develop students’ legal skills.


Modules Credits Assessments
English Legal Systems and Business Structures 30 credits Assessed by a written coursework assignment (between 4,500 and 6,000 words each)
English Law of Obligations 30 credits
Advanced Dispute Resolution Law and Practice 60 credits
(choose 2 out of 3 modules)
Commercial Law and Practice
Intellectual Property Law and Practice
Research Methods 20 credits Assessed by a presentation of a detailed written dissertation proposal
Professional Practice Dissertation (PPD) 40 credits Assessed by submission of the dissertation itself (7,500 words)
- Advanced Dispute Resolution Law and Practice is a compulsory module for students who specialise in Conflict Resolution
- Commercial Law and Practice is a compulsory module for students who specialise in Commerical Law
- Intellectual Property Law and Practice is a compulsory module for students who specialise in Intellectual Property
5 Modules + Dissertation
Intake: March
12 months


Entry Requirements

Bachelor's degree in any discipline with a second class honours (lower division) or above or equivalent

English Proficiency: An English Language level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or above with a minimum of 6.0 in each component. Applicants who have completed their Bachelor's degree fully in English may be exempted from the English Language proficiency requirement.


HK$ 100,000 (by installments)

Please note that non-local students can only undertake the full-time courses. Part-time study is not permitted due to Hong Kong Immigration Department regulations.


"I found the course structure and teaching at ULaw immensely pragmatic which sets you up as a very competent lawyer."

Ms. Jessie Leung
Online LPC graduate
Solicitor (England and Wales)


Ms Fion Sze
Tel: 2774 8504
Email: ulaw@hkma.org.hk
Fax: 2365 1000

For enrolment and general enquiries, you may also contact the Student Service Department on 2774 8500.

The University of Law is the course operator and awarding body of the Hong Kong programmes, while The Hong Kong Management Association provides teaching venues and administrative support.

It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which this course may lead.