UCL Laws launches double degree with The University of Hong Kong
5 January 2016
From 2016, students can apply to undertake a double degree, earning a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from UCL and from The University of Hong Kong (HKU)
Under the new programme structure, students will spend two years studying at UCL and two years at HKU.
Olga Thomas, Vice Dean (Education) for UCL Laws said this is an innovative offering for students that reflects the Faculty’s learning and teaching objectives: “Students will benefit from a broader appreciation of law in context. Furthermore, the programme presents students with a great opportunity for intellectual and personal development as global citizens. “
Dean of UCL Laws, Professor Dame Hazel Genn said this was a further step in the Faculty of Laws’ ongoing commitment to UCL’s international strategy: “I’m delighted that we are able to partner with HKU and offer our students a unique opportunity to engage with different cultures and regional perspectives, whilst developing an understanding of two distinct jurisdictions.”
UCL Laws already has a strong connection with HKU, delivering an annual conference on the Rule of Law with Peking University, which is made possible by the generosity of the Vinson and Cissy Chu Charitable Foundation and UCL Laws alumnus Winston Ka-Sun Chu.
Dame Nicola Brewer, Vice-Provost (International), said the continuing relationship would assist UCL in realising the Global Engagement Strategy: “This programme strengthens the relationship between our institutions, each in the heart of world-leading business and legal centres. UCL is developing partnerships across China and we are pleased that UCL Laws is deepening our relationships through this dual degree with HKU.”
To be considered for a place on the double degree programme, applicants must fulfil the relevant entry requirements for each institution. The first intake of students will commence the double degree in 2016, pending accreditation for the degree.