Programmes

Master of Laws (LLM) in Chinese Business Law

The LLM in Chinese Business Law Programme provides students with a structured course to study the principles, processes, institutions and methods of civil and commercial law in China in the context of an evolving political, economic and social environment. It is designed to enable students to develop a broad intellectual outlook on the legal aspects of doing business with China.

Medium of instruction: English
How and when to apply:

You may apply by using our on-line application process at the University's Graduate School webpage within the application period, which normally starts in early November every year.

Applications will be processed on a rolling basis until all places have been filled.  Therefore, early applications are strongly encouraged.

Admission requirements:

All applicants must fulfill the General Admission Requirements and the English Language Proficiency Requirement prescribed by the University’s Graduate School.

In addition applicants must have:

  • a qualification to practise law in the jurisdiction of the student's residence; or
  • a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree or a degree of equivalent standing; or
  • a Bachelor's degree in a non-law subject with substantial law-related working experience.

As many areas of professional activity are related to law, we welcome applications from applicants who work in the areas of commerce, accountancy, social work, public administration, and similar relevant fields.

Applicants whose undergraduate studies were not conducted and assessed in English are required to take an appropriate English language proficiency test and achieve a sufficient score, such as a score of 570 or above in TOEFL (Paper Based Test), 230 or above in TOEFL (Computer Based Test), 88 or above in TOEFL (Internet-Based Test); Band 6.5 or better in IELTS; or equivalent.

Duration:
  • Full-time: one year (normative study period) - two years (maximum study period).
  • Part-time: two years (normative study period) - three years (maximum study period).
Campus: The CUHK Graduate Law Centre, 2/F, Bank of America Tower, Central.
Programme requirements:

24 units: including 12 units of required courses and 12 units of elective courses. Students should pass all the assessments with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 in order to be recommended for graduation.

Required Courses:

  • Chinese Civil Law
  • Chinese Company Law
  • Chinese Contract Law
  • Legal System and Methods in China
Elective Courses
  • Chinese Accounting and Law
  • Chinese Banking Law
  • Chinese Civil Procedure Law
  • Chinese Commercial Law
  • Chinese Constitutional and Administrative Law
  • Chinese Economy and Law
  • Chinese Environmental Law
  • Chinese Finance and Law
  • Chinese Financial Law
  • Chinese Foreign Trade and Investment Law
  • Chinese Intellectual Property Law
  • Chinese Investment Law
  • Chinese Law Internship
  • Chinese Politics and Law
  • Chinese Practice on International Law
  • Chinese Securities Regulation
  • Chinese Tax Law
  • Comparative Legal Traditions
  • Dispute Resolution in China
  • Independent Research
  • Independent Research Dissertation
  • Private International Law in China
  • Property Law in China

The offering of an elective course in any term will depend on teacher availability and sufficient student interest.

Course Information

Study Sequence

Delivery mode:
  • A 3-unit course will usually have three teaching hours per week. 
  • Classes will be held on weekday evenings and Saturday afternoons. For full-time students, classes may be held on weekday daytime.
  • Classes will incorporate a mix of lectures, seminars, tutorials, presentations and class discussions.
Study options:
  • Students may take elective courses offered in other LLM Programmes and the JD Programme offered by the Faculty of Law subject to availability of places.

  • Course Exemptions
Additional learning & development opportunities
Tuition fees: HK$4,410 per unit* for a total of 24 units within the normative study period.

Students will be billed at the beginning of each term based on the number of units for which they have registered. Extra fees may be charged for students studying outside the normative study period.

*Subject to annual review.

Scholarships and Financial Aid:
Further study options:

Master of Philosophy in Law (MPhil) or Doctor of Philosophy in Laws (PhD).

Student housing:

There is a shortage of on campus student accommodation for non-local postgraduate students. When relocating to Hong Kong students are advised they will need to rely on (readily-available) private off-campus accommodation during their studies.