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LLM(HR) Human Rights (Part-Time)

 Course Level
Masters / PG
Part Time

2 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee

21050 HKD
21050 HKD

Application fee

International 300 HKD
National 300 HKD
Faculty of Law
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)93
TOEFL-PBT (min)583

World University Ranking

About this course

The degree of Master of Laws in Human Rights is offered by the Faculty of Law as a response to the increasing interest in and relevance of human rights standards in Asia and elsewhere. The programme focuses on problems and perspectives which are of particular concern to the Asia-Pacific region, while at the same time ensuring that participants engage with universal human rights issues and the perspectives of other regional systems.


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Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must comply with the General Regulations and fulfil at least one of requirements 

  • hold a degree of Bachelor of Laws with at least second class honours or an equivalent qualification accepted by the University for this purpose; or
  • hold a degree in a discipline other than law with at least second class honours accepted by the University for this purpose and have at least two years relevant experience and professional qualifications; or
  • have obtained either the Common Professional Examination of England and Wales or the Common Professional Examination Certificate of this University, provided that in either case a second class honours degree or a qualification of equivalent standard of this University or another comparable institution accepted for this purpose has also been obtained.
  • for a candidate who is seeking admission on the basis of a qualification from a university or comparable institution outside Hong Kong of which the language of teaching and/or examination is not English, shall satisfy the Faculty English language requirement with 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 two years for admissions purpose.

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Course Modules

Capstone course

  • LLAW6076 Seminar in human rights research

Compulsory courses

  • LLAW6068 Human rights: history, theory and politics
  • LLAW6072 International and regional protection of human rights
  • LLAW6075 National protection of human rights


  • LLAW6268 Administrative law and governance in China
  • LLAW6228 Advanced legal theory
  • LLAW6058 Armed conflict, humanitarian law and human rights
  • LLAW6229 Arms control and disarmament law
  • LLAW6153 Business and human rights
  • LLAW6232 Clinical legal education programme – refugee stream
  • LLAW6262 Comparative law of elections
  • LLAW6220 Constitutionalism in emerging states
  • LLAW6267 Courts
  • LLAW6152 Dealing with legacies of human rights violations
  • LLAW6054 9-Credit Dissertation
  • LLAW6014 18-Credit Dissertation
  • LLAW6062 Economic, social and cultural rights
  • LLAW6063 Equality and non-discrimination
  • LLAW6064 Ethnicity, human rights and democracy
  • LLAW6119 Human rights and cyberspace
  • LLAW6070 Human rights in the People’s Republic of China
  • LLAW6034 Human rights in Hong Kong
  • LLAW6242 Human rights in practice
  • LLAW6036 International criminal law
  • LLAW6007 International dispute settlement
  • LLAW6037 International environmental law
  • LLAW6189 International law and modernity for a multipolar world
  • LLAW6190 International law in a world of crises
  • LLAW6182 International organisations
  • LLAW6073 International protection of refugees and displaced persons
  • LLAW6231 Justice
  • LLAW6199 Law and policy
  • LLAW6146 Law and religion
  • LLAW6179 Multiculturalism and the law
  • LLAW6046 Privacy and data protection
  • LLAW6109 Public international law
  • LLAW6144 Rights and remedies in the criminal process
  • LLAW6240 Security and human rights
  • LLAW6221 Selected problems of the European convention on human rights
  • LLAW6215 Seminar on human rights and constitutionalism in Asia

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How to Apply

  • Look for the interested research areas
  • Create an application account
  • Complete the online application form
  • Check the application deadlines

Documents required:

  • A copy of your identification document (e.g. HKID card / passport / National identity card / birth certificate) 
  • A copy of your visa / entry permit issued by the Immigration Department of the HKSAR Government (if applicable)
  • Academic transcript(s) issued by your high school / institution, showing your grades/examination results of the last two years
  • National / International examination results# (e.g. IELTS, TOEFL, GCSE, HKCEE/HKALE/HKDSE, including in the case of GCE
  • AS-/A-Level, the Statement of Results which shows the numerical scores achieved)
  • Predicted grade for your upcoming examination issued by your school (if applicable)
  • A summary of not more than two A4-size pages of your extra-curricular activities, personal achievements, working experience, and/or any other information in support of your application
  • Two academic referee's reports


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