The B.A. & LL.B.
This joint programme in Arts and Law at The University of Hong Kong offers an exciting double degree combining the critical and communication skills offered by a world-leading literary studies programme with comprehensive training in the law. This selective programme uniquely allows students to gain two degrees in a single five-year course of study: a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws.
A Unique Course of Study
The programme fosters valuable skills in both legal argumentation and literary analysis. As a Literary Studies major, BA&LLB students can choose their course of study in the Faculty of Arts from a wide array subjects in English literature, Chinese literature, comparative literature, language and communication, linguistics, translation studies, and many others. In the Faculty of Law, students take foundational courses in legal studies as well as upper-level electives that allow them to explore their interests in greater depth.
In addition to studying individual subject in both faculties, students in this programme take interdisciplinary seminars which bring together legal and literary texts – an opportunity to deepen and broaden both legal knowledge and critical analysis skills. Currently offered in the programme are subjects examining law and film; medieval law and literature; law, meaning and interpretation; contemporary law and literary texts; legal history; and many more.
A Wealth of Opportunity
Students successfully entering this programme will be part of a small cohort, with whom they will take the core subjects in the programme. They also participate fully in the opportunities offered by both the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Law – including university clubs and societies, international exchange, internships, experiential learning, and other programmes. In addition, students in the BA&LLB programme have access to tailored internship and research opportunities in their final year, available only within the programme.
A Flexible Career
This exciting double degree programme offers students a range of highly in-demand skills for careers in the law. Combining creativity, critical analysis, language skills and rigorous legal training, the course equips graduates with the skill-set and qualifications for a dynamic career. Upon attaining their LLB, many students from the programme pursue further qualifications in the law, preparatory to becoming a barrister or a solicitor in Hong Kong or abroad. At the same time, the programme offers its students a wide array of additional career options, including academia, journalism, politics, consulting, and many more.
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To find out more, please view the programme information on the Faculty of Arts website: arts.hku.hk/prospective-students/undergraduate. You can also see further information about courses and teaching at the HKU Law and Humanities website: http://www.law.hku.hk/lawandhumanities/.