|Abbreviation||FT / PT|
|LLM(CR)||FT / PT|
The LLM in Compliance and Regulation enables students to gain exposure to the laws, regulatory codes, industry practices, regulator expectations and other considerations that affect the compliance task.
The area of compliance and regulation continues to undergo significant development and changes in response to a growing body of legal and regulatory requirements – and the consequences for breaching them – that affect how business in highly regulated sectors, such as financial services, is now undertaken. Teaching is provided by a blend of academic staff and professional practitioners who bring different perspectives to the topic.
Students have the opportunity to study the current issues impacting on various areas of the financial services sector, such as financial and securities law, wealth management, insurance, money laundering, etc. as well as gaining wider perspectives on matters such as Hong Kong in the international context, securities laws in the PRC, and the impact of financial technology.
The programme builds students' understanding and expertise of an area of increasing complexity, and develops a more complete awareness of the commercial, policy, technological and other factors that affect compliance and regulation now and in the future.
Mode of Attendance
Full Time (one year)
Part Time (two years)
Medium of Instruction
Programme Entrance Requirements
Applicants must comply with the General Regulations and fulfil at least one of requirements (1) to (3) below AND (if applicable) requirement (4)
(1) 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
(2) 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
(3) 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.
(4) 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:
(i) Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - a score of 593 or above (paper-based test) or 97 or above (internet-based test); or
(ii) International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - an overall band score of 7 or above with no subtest below 6.5;
in each case, for admissions purposes, the test score report is regarded as valid for two years.
Applications are considered based on the applicant's previous academic record, related experiences, references, personal statements and other information as validly provided in an application submission, and in view of applications received from other applicants and taking into account the quota for the programme.
Programme Admissions Advisor(s)
|Mr Syren Johnstone|