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What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Social Sciences (Government and Laws) & Bachelor of Laws (LLB) programme at The University of Hong Kong is a leading undergraduate programme in law and public affairs that draws on multiple disciplines such as law, comparative politics, political philosophy, international relations, and public administration to nurture top-notch thinkers and leaders who are equipped with transferrable analytical and rhetorical skills.

This Programme enables students to earn two degrees, including a qualifying law degree for the purpose of applying to the PCLL programme, in only five years.

What You’ll Study

Students study a variety of Law, Politics and Public Administration and other Social Sciences courses, in addition to University requirements in languages and common core courses.

Exciting Opportunities

  • Study in a world-leading politics department and law school
  • Enjoy a flexible programme structure with double degree and single degree options
  • Benefit from opportunities of experiential learning such as Social Innovation or Global Citizenship
  • Legal knowledge is considered an asset in many areas of employment.

Career Prospects

Graduates have gone on to pursue careers in public service, the non-profit sector, banking and commerce, education, and academia. The LLB degree is essential for students intending to practice law in Hong Kong to apply for a place of study in the Postgraduate Certificate in Laws (PCLL) programme.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Law

Study options

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
HK$171,000.00 (17,37,099) 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. AP Exams: Level 3 in each of the 3 subjects.

For international students

Competitive Admission Standards:

  • An International Baccalaureate Diploma with 37 points (not including the core / bonus points) out of 45 or equivalent
  • GCE A-Level / International A-Level: Students with 4 A-level Subjects: 1A* 3A; Students with 3 A-level Subjects: 2A* 1A
  • SAT Reasoning Test / ACT plus Writing and SAT Subject Test / Advanced Placement Test: Candidates should have completed - Redesigned SAT: 1530; SAT Subject Tests: 630 in each of the 3 subjects; AP Exams: Level 4 in each of the 3 subjects

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