Common Law and Professional Courses Programmes and Short Courses - HKU SPACE. Explore our list or programmes for part-time and full-time.
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Common Law and Professional Courses

HKU SPACE is one of the leading  local providers of part-time legal education, and offers a wide range of courses for those interested in switching to a legal career or simply learning more about the law.  We provide courses at every level from the open entry Certificate in Legal Studies (which is open to all and offers an easier route to start studying law) through to preparation courses for world-renowned LL.B. law degrees, as well as an affordable postgraduate pathway towards legal practice. Most courses are part-time, with classes in the evening and weekends, allowing you to continue working while you study. Demand is extremely high, with some courses full many months before they start. Every year, we have to turn away many disappointed applicants and early enrolment is highly recommended.
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Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
​The Graduate Diploma in English and Hong Kong Law  leading to the LLB (Hons) Hong Kong is almost the only package of programmes which covers all Hong Kong and English law subjects needed to progress towards legal practice in both Hong Kong and England and Wales.  For this reason, it is extremely popular with more than 500 applicants competing for admission to the programme. 
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Start 25 SEP 2021 (SAT)
Duration 2 years
Fee HK$45,800 course fee & £641 registration fee (2021/22, Year 1 only)

Upon completion of the programme, students should be able to:

- identify key legal issues affecting banking and commercial practices in Hong Kong;
- gain an updated knowledge on commercial law in Hong Kong and Mainland China; and
- design and implement legal risk management plans to combat commercial crimes and money laundering activities

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Start To be advised
Duration 6 months to 8 months
Fee HK$13,700 for the whole programme (2 modules); HK$7,000 per module.
Note: The “Commercial Crimes and Money Laundering Law” module is not a CEF Reimbursement course.
Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
This part-time LLM is ideal for those with busy work schedules. Offered by Manchester Metropolitan University in partnership with HKU SPACE, the LLM in Legal Practice is a cost-effective degree programme with CPD point recognition.
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Start To be advised
Duration 1 year
Fee HK$56,700 course fee & £920 registration fee (2020/21)
The Programme aims to equip students with essential accounting knowledge, educate students on laws, regulations governing business operations & commercial transactions.
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Start 04 JAN 2021 (MON)
Duration 1 year to 3 years

Postgraduate Diploma in Finance and Law is designed to give you a sophisticated understanding of the legal and regulatory framework for the local and international financial sector, by taking an integrated approach to finance and law. Financial institutions need leaders who have extensive knowledge relating to the legal issues in international finance and banking.
 
This PGDFL creates a new kind of financial services professional: graduates who are trained in both finance and law. You will develop an advanced interdisciplinary understanding of relevant legal and financial contexts and combines a highly analytic academic core with applications informed by current practice.

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Start 01 FEB 2021 (MON)
Duration 12 months to 48 months
Fee HK$6,600 per Finance module
HK$10,500 per Law module
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Graduate Diploma in Commercial Law
 
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Start 15 SEP 2021 (WED)
Duration 1 year to 5 years
Fee HK$26,000
Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
​The Graduate Diploma in English and Hong Kong Law  leading to the LLB (Hons) Hong Kong is almost the only package of programmes which covers all Hong Kong and English law subjects needed to progress towards legal practice in both Hong Kong and England and Wales.  For this reason, it is extremely popular with more than 500 applicants competing for admission to the programme. 
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Start 25 SEP 2021 (SAT)
Duration 2 years
Fee HK$45,800 course fee & £641 registration fee (2021/22, Year 1 only)
Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
This one year programme for HKU SPACE students leads to an LLB (Hons) Hong Kong awarded by Manchester Metropolitan University, and gives exemption from more PCLL Conversion examinations than almost any other English law degree.
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Start To be advised
Duration 1 year
Fee HK$45,800 tuition fee and £610 registration fee (2020/21)

Are you thinking about changing careers or getting ahead? Law is a powerful and proven way to get ahead in your career.

The Certificate in Legal Studies is one of the best-recognized local law programs. With high exam pass rates, a flexible exam schedule, a convenient course structure specially catering to students with busy jobs. More than 13,000 students have enrolled in Certificate in Legal Studies (CLS).

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Start 15 DEC 2020 (TUE)
Duration 9-13 months
Fee Professional Stream: HK$36,000 per year
Exam Fee: $800 per sitting
You have already completed the Diploma in Legal Studies, now it is time to enroll in the Advanced Diploma in Legal Studies to complete your legal knowledge by studying two compulsory modules (1. Professional Responsibility and Advocacy and 2. Legal Writing and Drafting) and one elective module on Hong Kong law. This course is valuable for completing your foundational law training, giving you a decisive advance in your career.
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Start 04 JAN 2021 (MON)
Duration 6 months