Calendar 2018/19

Regulations Governing Academic Programmes

1 Faculty of Taught Programmes

1.15 Regulations Governing the Partnership LLM award (LLM) - HKUST
1 Admission
1.1 With the approval of the Dean acting on behalf of the Board of the Faculty of Taught Programmes and the Senate, applicants who satisfy the entrance requirements specified under the terms of an agreement with a partner institution (‘Partnership Agreement’) shall be admitted to the programme on the recommendation of the Head of the School of Law. This programme shall only be available to students registered at a partner institution. Students on the programme shall be registered at both the University and the partner institution.
1.2 The provisions of Regulation 1.13 paragraph 1 (‘Eligibility’) shall not apply to candidates on the programme.
2 Credit-rating of Programme
2.1 All modules comprising an approved programme of study carry a specific credit value. Candidates for the programme are required to follow modules to the value of at least 225 credits as specified in the partnership agreement.
2.2 The programme shall be composed of modules from the Master of Laws programme and such other modules as are specified in the partnership agreement.
3 Period of Study
3.1 The period of study under the programme shall be determined by the Partnership Agreement, but in no case shall be longer than five years full time. A candidate may be allowed to extend the period of study only for a reason approved by the Dean of the Faculty of Taught Programmes.
4 Assessment
4.1 Candidates on the programme shall be assessed in accordance with the University's approved procedures, and for these purposes the Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taught Programmes Assessment Procedures shall apply.
4.2 No candidate shall be admitted to any examination unless the Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of College or appropriate academic unit certifies that the candidate has completed by attendance or otherwise the requirements of the programme.
4.3 A candidate who fails in any part of the programme contributing to the final award may, on the recommendation of the examiners and with the approval of the Board of the Faculty of Taught Programmes, be permitted to resubmit or re-sit on up to two subsequent occasions, the part of the assessment requirements which they have failed.
4.4 Candidates for the programme who have not achieved the standard required for the degree may be eligible on the recommendation of the examiners for the award of a Postgraduate Diploma or a Postgraduate Certificate, according to the numbers of postgraduate credits successfully achieved.
5 Dissertation
5.1 A dissertation module shall form an element of the programme. No candidate shall include in any dissertation, material previously submitted and approved for the award of a degree by this or any other university.
5.2 Candidates must submit two printed or type-written copies (which shall include a summary of approximately 300 words), of which one shall become the property of the University.
5.3 When ready to apply for the dissertation to be examined, each candidate shall submit an application form which shall include an undertaking that all the material in it which is not the candidate's own work is identified, and that the dissertation does not include any material previously submitted and approved for a degree.
6 Awards
6.1 The programme may be awarded with distinction or with merit.