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English Law & Hong Kong Law LLB and JD

UCAS code: M190

Key information

Course type:
Single honours at King's plus other award at partner institution
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Duration:
Four years
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2023
Application deadline:
25 January 2023
Apply via UCAS

Our English Law & Hong Kong Law LLB and JD is an exciting four-year course offering you a fantastic opportunity to gain two qualifications in four years. Spend the first two years at King's and the following two years at our partner university Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK).

Key benefits

  • Recognised globally as one of the UK's premier law schools.
  • Taught by internationally respected, leading academics, visiting lecturers and practitioners from global law firms.
  • Unrivalled location for law, with the Royal Courts of Justice, Law Society and Inns of Court all on your doorstep.
  • Excellent legal research resources at the College's impressive Maughan Library.
  • Active student-run societies organising social and career-oriented functions as well as mooting competitions.

This is an exceptional opportunity to gain invaluable exposure to two legal systems and is the first step in becoming a qualified barrister or solicitor in Hong Kong, England or Wales. By studying the English Law & Hong Kong Law LLB and JD you will develop critical thinking skills, widen your intellectual horizon and study at two reputable universities. It is a fantastic way to prepare for work in international law firms and multinational companies.

Base campuses

Strand Campus

Located on the north bank of the River Thames, the Strand Campus houses King's College London's arts and sciences faculties.

Waterloo Campus

Waterloo campus is home of the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery and facilities for other faculties

Additional locations

No locations added

Special features

Study abroad

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

King’s College London is regulated by the Office for Students. This course is further regulated by the: • Law Benchmark Statement (2015) • Criteria for degrees (King’s College London) • Joint Statement of the Law Society and the General Council of the Bar (1999) • H-level descriptors of the framework for higher education qualifications (2014)

Subject requirements

Required subjects:
No required subjects
Preferred subjects:
No preferred subjects

A-Levels

Required grades:
A*AA

Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels.

Notes: If you are taking linear A-levels in England, you will be required to pass the practical endorsement in all Science subjects. This is with the exception of private candidates who are unable to take the practical component. We do not consider the EPQ at any point of the assessment process.

International Baccalaureate

35 points including 766 at Higher Level

Notes: The total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.

You will also need:

LNAT

All applicants are required to take the National Admissions Test for Law (LNAT) by 25 January. To facilitate the assessment of your application however, we encourage you to take the LNAT by mid-December. Due to the competitive nature of the programme, it is unlikely we will be able to consider your application further if we have not sat your LNAT by 25 January. This applies to all Home and Overseas applicants. However, for some Overseas applicants dispensations may be granted on an individual basis only where there is no LNAT centre in the candidate's country or no centre within a reasonable distance from his or her residence. Please see the LNAT website for further details.

Please note, if you are reapplying through UCAS this year you must also take the LNAT again this year. LNAT results will not be carried over from one year to the next.

Alternative accepted qualifications

Standard requirements

International applicants

Equivalent International qualifications

Course specific subject requirements are indicated in subject requirements above

English language requirements

English language band: B

Selection process

Application deadline: 25th January 2023 - 18:00 (UK time)

 

Alternative Law programmes

Students who apply to the joint English Law & Hong Kong Law degree would, if unsuccessful, be automatically considered for the Law LLB (M100). Please note however that an offer on the LLB is not guaranteed and your application would be reviewed on a competitive basis. If you wish to be considered for any of the other Law undergraduate programmes at King's (M121, M122, M123, LM21) you will need to make a separate entry on your UCAS form.

Contextual consideration

We do not make contextual offers for this programme, and all applicants will be required to meet the standard entry requirements. However, as part of the assessment process, we do take into account contextual information to gain a more complete picture of each application. More information can be found on the Contextualised admissions website.

Deferrals

Applications can be submitted for deferred entry by choosing the appropriate year of entry on the UCAS application.

If your circumstances change and, therefore, you need to request a deferral after an offer has been made, you will be able to request this, however we cannot guarantee that it will be permitted. Each deferral request will be considered on a case-by-case basis and we reserve the right to decline any post-offer deferral request. Requests should be submitted via a message on King’s Apply with an explanation of the reason for making the request.

Please note, second deferral requests will only be considered where the request is due to extreme unforeseen extenuating circumstances, for example, health reasons. We are unable to permit deferral requests that go beyond two years and you would need to apply again. This is with the exception of deferrals which are due to military/national service.

Foundation courses

We consider applicants who have recently achieved grades which are below the entry criteria, and have subsequently studied/are studying another qualification to seek entry, such as a Foundation programme, to be resit applicants (see resit policy under 'Resits').

Therefore, we are only able to consider applications from applicants on Foundation programmes if their Level 3 qualification is not suitable for direct entry onto our Law undergraduate programmes. In these cases, applicants studying Foundation programmes in the UK are welcome to apply.

Foundation programmes from other universities and further education providers in the UK are considered on a case-by-case basis. Whether or not we can consider a particular foundation year as suitable for study at King's depends on the content of the syllabus and modules studied.

We are unable to accept Foundation programmes that are integrated as part of a main degree at another institution. These may be called Year 0 or Integrated Foundations.

We are also unable to accept non-UK Foundation courses.

Once you have submitted an application, the Admissions Office may contact you via King's Apply to ask for further details on your qualification, such as a list of modules and course specifications.

The King's International Foundation Programme has guaranteed pathways available for progression onto our King's undergraduate degree programmes, and information can be found on the website.

Graduates

Our general entry requirements are based on A-level or equivalent. However, where an applicant is completing/has completed a degree, we are able to consider the degree study as part of the assessment of the application.

Generally, we would consider a minimum of a UK Bachelor degree with a 2:1 grade profile (or overseas equivalent) as meeting the entry requirements for our undergraduate degrees. However, those who have achieved/are predicted a high 2:1 or a First may be considered more competitive.

Once you have submitted an application, the Admissions Office may contact you via King's Apply to ask for further details on your degree study.

Interviews

Places on this programme are limited and therefore very competitive. A joint academic panel from King’s and CUHK will conduct online interviews and offers will be made following this, if successful. No offers will be given before the interviews. Interviews are usually scheduled for February. 

Personal Statement

Your personal statement is one of the many factors in the overall assessment of your application, and is your opportunity to introduce yourself to the university and inform us of your commitment to the programme and how the programme fits into your career plans, as well as any work experience or extracurricular activities you have done.

We look for applicants with an enthusiasm for scholastic activities in general such as reading, debating, and theological interests. Participation will be valued but achievement in these areas of interest will also be recognised. We are also looking for applicants with an enthusiasm to study a law degree programme and have thought through their reasons for considering this subject option. The King's degree programme focuses on the study of law as an intellectual discipline. Law may be regarded as a social science, a branch of ethics or as part of political philosophy, and all of these perspectives are explored within the learning environment of King's. It also can form the first major step towards qualifying for practice as a solicitor or barrister. Applicants outside of the UK should indicate why they particularly wish to study English law & Hong Kong law.

Resits

The University has currently implemented a suspension of the resit policies due to the Coronavirus situation, which is in place for all undergraduate programmes. This has now been extended, therefore, this means that all our standard resit policies will pause for applications received in the 2021/22 admissions cycle.

The below is the standard resit policy for this programme and is expected to be reintroduced from the 2022/23 admissions cycle.

Please be aware that we do not accept resit students for entry to any of our undergraduate Law programmes. We require all relevant qualifications to be successfully completed in the first sitting, e.g. completing three A levels within two years. We will only consider resits if there are significant mitigating circumstances affecting your first ‘sitting’. In these situations we still cannot guarantee that your application will be considered, but you should submit a Mitigating Circumstances form so that this can be considered alongside your application. We will then request further information if necessary. Please note, we consider taking the same subject again at the same level, even within a different qualification, to be a resit.

We also consider applicants who have recently achieved grades which are below the entry criteria, and have subsequently studied/are studying another qualification to seek entry, such as an Access to HE Diploma or a Foundation programme, to be resit applicants.

Transfers

Transfers into this programme are not permitted.

Help for international applicants

International Foundation Year

If you don't have a suitable qualification for direct entry to a UK university, we can help with our Foundation year courses.

Pre-sessional courses

If you have an offer from King's, but English isn't your first language, we have courses to help you.

Teaching methods - what to expect

We have a strong tradition of excellence in teaching, with consistently high student satisfaction ratings for Law in the National Student Survey, and are committed to maintaining that tradition. All required modules are taught through lectures, small group tutorials and seminars. These tutorials and seminars will give you the opportunity to apply the general legal principles you have learnt to specific problems and allow you to engage with our academics and explore issues further in depth.

You will be assigned a personal tutor, who will advise on academic and personal issues and offer some careers assistance. We attach great importance to maintaining good relations between staff and students and our Staff -Student Liaison Committee meets regularly.

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment

Assessment

  • Examinations
  • Coursework
  • Essays

Assessment of required modules will typically consist of an examination supplemented by written coursework, such as a written essay, where applicable.

Assessment in optional modules varies and may encompass, for example, examinations, essays, moots, or a negotiation exercise.

Structure

Courses are divided into modules. Each year you will normally take modules totalling 120 credit and at CUHK you will normally take modules totalling 120 credits (30 CUHK units) in Year 3 and 108 credits (27 CUHK units) in Year 4.

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

King’s Law graduates are popular with many employers. The majority of our students choose to become solicitors in leading law firms. Some choose broader business roles such as financial analyst, management consultant or graduate trainee in a variety of sectors. Others find their law degree opens up opportunities in international development, advisory work, the public sector and teaching. Although the employment market is competitive, our students have been very successful in obtaining posts with the firms or sets of chambers for which they wanted to work. Many law firms will target our students because they have come to associate King’s with very high-quality, motivated applicants comparable to those from other top law schools both in the UK and overseas.

King’s Careers Service can provide you with all the information and support you need to make an informed career choice and to increase your chances of success.

Destinations

Recent graduates have found employment within the following job roles and companies:

  • Lawyer
  • Civil Servant
  • United Nations Official
  • Financial Analyst
  • Tax Advisor
  • Head of Trading
  • Management Consultant
  • Journalist
  • Publisher
  • Paralegal
  • Entrepreneur
  • Academic

Tuition Fees

Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2023-2024 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Full time tuition fees International:

The International tuition fee for the 2023-2024 academic year is £27,540 per year.

Please note that the International tuition fee is subject to annual increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.

Students undertaking study for dual qualifications at King's and a partner institution will pay the King's tuition fees whilst attending King's and the partner tuition fees whilst attending the partner institution. You should also budget to pay for the associated subsistence costs, such as travel, visas, accommodation and food as well as any vaccination/immunisations required by the country to which you are travelling.  Please see the Study Abroad web pages for details of the relevant partner universities and detailed information on the fees that apply under the Course Essentials tab.

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies
  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions
  • Library fees and fines
  • Personal photocopies
  • Printing course handouts
  • Society membership fees
  • Stationery
  • Graduation costs
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses.

Funding

This is an exceptional opportunity to gain invaluable exposure to two legal systems and is the first step in becoming a qualified barrister or solicitor in Hong Kong, England or Wales. By studying the English Law & Hong Kong Law LLB and JD you will develop critical thinking skills, widen your intellectual horizon and study at two reputable universities. It is a fantastic way to prepare for work in international law firms and multinational companies.

Base campuses

Strand Campus

Located on the north bank of the River Thames, the Strand Campus houses King's College London's arts and sciences faculties.

Waterloo Campus

Waterloo campus is home of the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery and facilities for other faculties

Additional locations

No locations added

Special features

Study abroad

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

King’s College London is regulated by the Office for Students. This course is further regulated by the: • Law Benchmark Statement (2015) • Criteria for degrees (King’s College London) • Joint Statement of the Law Society and the General Council of the Bar (1999) • H-level descriptors of the framework for higher education qualifications (2014)

Subject requirements

Required subjects:
No required subjects
Preferred subjects:
No preferred subjects

A-Levels

Required grades:
A*AA

Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels.

Notes: If you are taking linear A-levels in England, you will be required to pass the practical endorsement in all Science subjects. This is with the exception of private candidates who are unable to take the practical component. We do not consider the EPQ at any point of the assessment process.

International Baccalaureate

35 points including 766 at Higher Level

Notes: The total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.

You will also need:

LNAT

All applicants are required to take the National Admissions Test for Law (LNAT) by 25 January. To facilitate the assessment of your application however, we encourage you to take the LNAT by mid-December. Due to the competitive nature of the programme, it is unlikely we will be able to consider your application further if we have not sat your LNAT by 25 January. This applies to all Home and Overseas applicants. However, for some Overseas applicants dispensations may be granted on an individual basis only where there is no LNAT centre in the candidate's country or no centre within a reasonable distance from his or her residence. Please see the LNAT website for further details.

Please note, if you are reapplying through UCAS this year you must also take the LNAT again this year. LNAT results will not be carried over from one year to the next.

Alternative accepted qualifications

Standard requirements

International applicants

Equivalent International qualifications

Course specific subject requirements are indicated in subject requirements above

English language requirements

English language band: B

Selection process

Application deadline: 25th January 2023 - 18:00 (UK time)

 

Alternative Law programmes

Students who apply to the joint English Law & Hong Kong Law degree would, if unsuccessful, be automatically considered for the Law LLB (M100). Please note however that an offer on the LLB is not guaranteed and your application would be reviewed on a competitive basis. If you wish to be considered for any of the other Law undergraduate programmes at King's (M121, M122, M123, LM21) you will need to make a separate entry on your UCAS form.

Contextual consideration

We do not make contextual offers for this programme, and all applicants will be required to meet the standard entry requirements. However, as part of the assessment process, we do take into account contextual information to gain a more complete picture of each application. More information can be found on the Contextualised admissions website.

Deferrals

Applications can be submitted for deferred entry by choosing the appropriate year of entry on the UCAS application.

If your circumstances change and, therefore, you need to request a deferral after an offer has been made, you will be able to request this, however we cannot guarantee that it will be permitted. Each deferral request will be considered on a case-by-case basis and we reserve the right to decline any post-offer deferral request. Requests should be submitted via a message on King’s Apply with an explanation of the reason for making the request.

Please note, second deferral requests will only be considered where the request is due to extreme unforeseen extenuating circumstances, for example, health reasons. We are unable to permit deferral requests that go beyond two years and you would need to apply again. This is with the exception of deferrals which are due to military/national service.

Foundation courses

We consider applicants who have recently achieved grades which are below the entry criteria, and have subsequently studied/are studying another qualification to seek entry, such as a Foundation programme, to be resit applicants (see resit policy under 'Resits').

Therefore, we are only able to consider applications from applicants on Foundation programmes if their Level 3 qualification is not suitable for direct entry onto our Law undergraduate programmes. In these cases, applicants studying Foundation programmes in the UK are welcome to apply.

Foundation programmes from other universities and further education providers in the UK are considered on a case-by-case basis. Whether or not we can consider a particular foundation year as suitable for study at King's depends on the content of the syllabus and modules studied.

We are unable to accept Foundation programmes that are integrated as part of a main degree at another institution. These may be called Year 0 or Integrated Foundations.

We are also unable to accept non-UK Foundation courses.

Once you have submitted an application, the Admissions Office may contact you via King's Apply to ask for further details on your qualification, such as a list of modules and course specifications.

The King's International Foundation Programme has guaranteed pathways available for progression onto our King's undergraduate degree programmes, and information can be found on the website.

Graduates

Our general entry requirements are based on A-level or equivalent. However, where an applicant is completing/has completed a degree, we are able to consider the degree study as part of the assessment of the application.

Generally, we would consider a minimum of a UK Bachelor degree with a 2:1 grade profile (or overseas equivalent) as meeting the entry requirements for our undergraduate degrees. However, those who have achieved/are predicted a high 2:1 or a First may be considered more competitive.

Once you have submitted an application, the Admissions Office may contact you via King's Apply to ask for further details on your degree study.

Interviews

Places on this programme are limited and therefore very competitive. A joint academic panel from King’s and CUHK will conduct online interviews and offers will be made following this, if successful. No offers will be given before the interviews. Interviews are usually scheduled for February. 

Personal Statement

Your personal statement is one of the many factors in the overall assessment of your application, and is your opportunity to introduce yourself to the university and inform us of your commitment to the programme and how the programme fits into your career plans, as well as any work experience or extracurricular activities you have done.

We look for applicants with an enthusiasm for scholastic activities in general such as reading, debating, and theological interests. Participation will be valued but achievement in these areas of interest will also be recognised. We are also looking for applicants with an enthusiasm to study a law degree programme and have thought through their reasons for considering this subject option. The King's degree programme focuses on the study of law as an intellectual discipline. Law may be regarded as a social science, a branch of ethics or as part of political philosophy, and all of these perspectives are explored within the learning environment of King's. It also can form the first major step towards qualifying for practice as a solicitor or barrister. Applicants outside of the UK should indicate why they particularly wish to study English law & Hong Kong law.

Resits

The University has currently implemented a suspension of the resit policies due to the Coronavirus situation, which is in place for all undergraduate programmes. This has now been extended, therefore, this means that all our standard resit policies will pause for applications received in the 2021/22 admissions cycle.

The below is the standard resit policy for this programme and is expected to be reintroduced from the 2022/23 admissions cycle.

Please be aware that we do not accept resit students for entry to any of our undergraduate Law programmes. We require all relevant qualifications to be successfully completed in the first sitting, e.g. completing three A levels within two years. We will only consider resits if there are significant mitigating circumstances affecting your first ‘sitting’. In these situations we still cannot guarantee that your application will be considered, but you should submit a Mitigating Circumstances form so that this can be considered alongside your application. We will then request further information if necessary. Please note, we consider taking the same subject again at the same level, even within a different qualification, to be a resit.

We also consider applicants who have recently achieved grades which are below the entry criteria, and have subsequently studied/are studying another qualification to seek entry, such as an Access to HE Diploma or a Foundation programme, to be resit applicants.

Transfers

Transfers into this programme are not permitted.

Help for international applicants

International Foundation Year

If you don't have a suitable qualification for direct entry to a UK university, we can help with our Foundation year courses.

Pre-sessional courses

If you have an offer from King's, but English isn't your first language, we have courses to help you.

Teaching methods - what to expect

We have a strong tradition of excellence in teaching, with consistently high student satisfaction ratings for Law in the National Student Survey, and are committed to maintaining that tradition. All required modules are taught through lectures, small group tutorials and seminars. These tutorials and seminars will give you the opportunity to apply the general legal principles you have learnt to specific problems and allow you to engage with our academics and explore issues further in depth.

You will be assigned a personal tutor, who will advise on academic and personal issues and offer some careers assistance. We attach great importance to maintaining good relations between staff and students and our Staff -Student Liaison Committee meets regularly.

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment

Assessment

  • Examinations
  • Coursework
  • Essays

Assessment of required modules will typically consist of an examination supplemented by written coursework, such as a written essay, where applicable.

Assessment in optional modules varies and may encompass, for example, examinations, essays, moots, or a negotiation exercise.

Structure

Courses are divided into modules. Each year you will normally take modules totalling 120 credit and at CUHK you will normally take modules totalling 120 credits (30 CUHK units) in Year 3 and 108 credits (27 CUHK units) in Year 4.

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

King’s Law graduates are popular with many employers. The majority of our students choose to become solicitors in leading law firms. Some choose broader business roles such as financial analyst, management consultant or graduate trainee in a variety of sectors. Others find their law degree opens up opportunities in international development, advisory work, the public sector and teaching. Although the employment market is competitive, our students have been very successful in obtaining posts with the firms or sets of chambers for which they wanted to work. Many law firms will target our students because they have come to associate King’s with very high-quality, motivated applicants comparable to those from other top law schools both in the UK and overseas.

King’s Careers Service can provide you with all the information and support you need to make an informed career choice and to increase your chances of success.

Destinations

Recent graduates have found employment within the following job roles and companies:

  • Lawyer
  • Civil Servant
  • United Nations Official
  • Financial Analyst
  • Tax Advisor
  • Head of Trading
  • Management Consultant
  • Journalist
  • Publisher
  • Paralegal
  • Entrepreneur
  • Academic

Tuition Fees

Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2023-2024 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Full time tuition fees International:

The International tuition fee for the 2023-2024 academic year is £27,540 per year.

Please note that the International tuition fee is subject to annual increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.

Students undertaking study for dual qualifications at King's and a partner institution will pay the King's tuition fees whilst attending King's and the partner tuition fees whilst attending the partner institution. You should also budget to pay for the associated subsistence costs, such as travel, visas, accommodation and food as well as any vaccination/immunisations required by the country to which you are travelling.  Please see the Study Abroad web pages for details of the relevant partner universities and detailed information on the fees that apply under the Course Essentials tab.

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies
  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions
  • Library fees and fines
  • Personal photocopies
  • Printing course handouts
  • Society membership fees
  • Stationery
  • Graduation costs
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses.

Funding

Key information

Course type:
Single honours at King's plus other award at partner institution
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Duration:
Four years
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2023
Application deadline:
25 January 2023
Apply via UCAS

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