The LL.M. in Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Programme attracts diverse and well qualified students from a broad range of educational and professional backgrounds, including senior professionals and executives from the legal, banking, business, commercial, construction, education, engineering, financial, government, real estate, surveying and social work sectors of the Hong Kong community. A unique feature of the HKU LL.M. in Arbitration and Dispute Resolution programme is that it is open to both law and non-law graduates. The programme seeks to attract a diverse and interesting range of prospective students from various educational and professional backgrounds.
Applicants must comply with the General Regulations and fulfil at least one of the following requirements 1 to 3 AND requirement 4:
A degree of Bachelor of Laws with at least second class honours of this University or a qualification of equivalent standard from this University; or another comparable institution accepted for this purpose; or
Having obtained either the Common Professional Examination of England and Wales or the Common Professional Examination Certificate of this University with good results, provided that in either case the candidate has also obtained at least a second class honours degree of this University; or a qualification of equivalent standard from this University or another comparable institution accepted for this purpose; or
Hold a degree in a discipline other than law with at least second class honours or a qualification of equivalent standard from this University or another comparable institution accepted for this purpose and have at least two years relevant experience and professional qualifications.
Applicants who do not have a bachelor's degree with English as the medium of instruction are required to satisfy the English language proficiency on the basis of one of the following recognized English tests:
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): A score of 593 or above (paper-based test) or 97 or above (internet-based test)
International English Language Testing System (IELTS): An overall band score of 7 or above with no subtest below 6.5
The test score report is valid for 2 years for admissions purpose.
To facilitate the selection process, applicants are recommended to provide their supporting documents and reference letters shortly after completing the online application.
We only accept online applications. Information about the online application process is available at https://llm.law.hku.hk/arbdr/. Applicants are expected to provide their supporting documents and reference letters shortly after completing the online application.
Students admitted to the programme will be invited to attend an Academic Induction Evening (Programme Orientation) held in the Faculty of Law at the start of each academic year (generally end of August each year).