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What will I learn?

Nurturing legal professionals with expertise in science in STEM-driven society

This double degree programme caters for the demand for talents amidst rapid development of technological innovations in the Greater Bay Area. It equips students with academic and interdisciplinary knowledge and skills in science and law. Students will be able to tackle challenges in STEM-driven regulatory affairs and intellectual property protection.

Futuristic skills

Acquire cross-disciplinary knowledge, analytical and evaluation skills

Work experience

Take internships and placements to familiarise practical dimensions of legal studies

What You’ll Study

The comprehensive programme provides academic training for legal professionals and scientists.

Science major study, including introductory level and advanced level disciplinary courses, together with capstone course, lays the foundation for scientific knowledge and research skills.

LLB professional core, including a variety of legal courses, moot competition and mediation training, teaches legal concepts and essential legal skills to students.

Law and science interdisciplinary electives equip students with cross-disciplinary knowledge, original thinking, analytical and evaluation skills.

This double degree programme also lays the groundwork for students to pursue a postgraduate qualification in science or law.

Exciting Opportunities

Benefit from law-and-science interdisciplinary courses, plus capstone experiences for Science major and the LLB professional core.

Career Prospects

Articulation

Eligible to apply for the Postgraduate Certificate in Laws (PCLL) after completing the double degree programme

In a position to apply for other postgraduate programmes in law or science

Career developments

  • Joining commercial or intellectual property firms as patent agents or professionals focusing on business development in innovative and technology firms
  • Solicitors, barristers or in-house counsel specialising in intellectual property/technology matters​
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Government/regulatory officials
  • Policy-makers
  • Environmentalists
  • Researchers or academics

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science

Study options

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
HK$171,000.00 (17,29,894) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

24 August 2022

More details

Start date

1 September 2022

Venue

The University of Hong Kong

MG 14, Ground Floor, Main Building,

The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam,

Southern, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Island

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education/HKCEE/HKALE or equivalent. English Language Requirement: IELTS - An overall band of 6.5 in IELTS Academic Module; TOEFL - A score of 93 in the TOEFL internet-based test, or an overall score of 70 in the revised TOEFL Paper-delivered Test; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English / Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English - Level C1 or an overall score of 180 in Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English; or Grade C or an overall score of 180 in Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English. IB score will vary according to the program selected.

For international students

Competitive Admission Standards:

  • An International Baccalaureate Diploma with 31 points out of 45 or equivalent
  • GCE A-Level / International A-Level: Candidates should present at minimum of 2A 1B level subjects, excluding English and Chinese language or equivalent
  • SAT Reasoning Test / ACT plus Writing and SAT Subject Test / Advanced Placement Test: Candidates should have completed - Redesigned SAT: 1350; SAT Subject Tests: 550 in each of the 3 subjects; AP Exams: Level 3 in each of the 3 subjects or equivalent

You must achieve at least one of the following English Language Requirements to be considered for admission to HKU.

International Baccalaureate Diploma

GCSE / GCEO

  • Grade C in English Language at GCSE/GCEO;
  • Grade C in English First Language at IGCSE; or
  • Grade B in English as a Second Language at IGCSE

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English / Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English

  • Level C1 or an overall score of 180 in Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English; or
  • Grade C or an overall score of 180 in Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English

SAT Reasoning Test: Sub-scores of 550 in both Critical Reading and Writing in the same attempt of the SAT Reasoning Test (prior to March 2016); or Test scores of 31 in Writing and Language and 30 in Reading in the same attempt of the Redesigned SAT Reasoning Test;

IELTS: An overall band of 6.5 in IELTS Academic Module;

A score of 93 in the TOEFL internet-based test, or an overall score of 70 in the revised TOEFL Paper-delivered Test.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About The University of Hong Kong

HKU produces the ‘Most Employable University Graduates in Hong Kong’ and is 10th in producing ‘Most Employable University Graduates in the World’.

  • 1st in Hong Kong - QS World University Rankings in 2022
  • Based in one of world’s most cosmopolitan cities- Hong Kong
  • 22nd in the world - QS World University Rankings in 2022
  • 9 of its disciplines rank in top 25 globally