Undergraduate

LLB Bachelor of Laws (UCL) and LLB Bachelor of Laws (HKU)

UCAS course code: M103

With growing demand worldwide for lawyers qualified in more than one jurisdiction, UCL Laws is pleased to announce a dual degree programme involving two years of study at UCL and two years of study in Hong Kong at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). This programme leads to the award of both the Bachelor of Laws honours degree from UCL and a Bachelor of Laws degree from HKU.

This programme gives students the opportunity to acquire detailed knowledge of Hong Kong law, to experience study abroad and thus engage with different cultures and regional legal perspectives, and to engage in vocational placements both at UCL and in Hong Kong. A great benefit of the programme is professional skills development for future legal practice in both jurisdictions.

Years one and two are largely identical to the three-year LLB degree, except that students must take an additional compulsory extra-curricular placement in the UCL Centre for Access to Justice. Years three and four are spent at HKU studying towards the LLB. Year four will also include a vocational internship to be taken in Hong Kong in the summer of the fourth year.

The Access to Justice placement, organised and overseen by the UCL Centre for Access to Justice, forms an important part of your HKU-UCL dual degree programme. The placement must be completed during your first year at UCL and accounts for 12 HKU credits. It is an excellent opportunity for you to learn more about the principles of access to justice underpinning the role of law in society. You will also develop skills in becoming reflective practitioners as you begin to put your newly acquired legal knowledge to practical use in the community. The projects may vary each year, but recent projects include volunteering at the UCL Legal Advice Clinic and teaching students in local schools about human rights.

All of our undergraduate programmes are recognised by two main legal professional bodies, the Bar Council and the Law Society, for the purpose of exemption from the academic stage of their professional examinations.

  • Year 1

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  • Year 3

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  • Year 4

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