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Dual LLB / Juris Doctor (JD) with the Chinese University of Hong Kong - 2021 entry

Please note: The below is for 2021 entries. Click here for 2022 entries.
UCAS code M127
Duration 4 years
Entry year 2021
Contact

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Phone: +44 (0)1392 723192

Entry requirements

A levels: A*AA
IB: 38
BTEC: D*DD

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Campus Streatham Campus
Discipline Law

Overview

  • Four year course offering the opportunity to gain two qualifications and qualify for admission to practice law in England and Wales and in Hong Kong
  • Spend the first two years at Exeter and the following two years at our partner university Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)
  • Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is ranked in the Top 3 Law Schools in Asia (AWRU subject rankings 2020)
  • Delivers a rigorous understanding of legal principles as well as an examination of law in different theoretical and social contexts with a constant eye on regional and global developments
  • Our Exeter Law Projects programme gives you the opportunity to observe or participate in activities involving the application of the law via many streams of pro bono opportunities

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Top 150 for Law in The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021

Excellent national and international reputation for mooting

Employer-led presentations from law firms to develop skills and improve opportunities

Wide range of opportunities for extra-curricular pro-bono activities

Accreditations

Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) and Bar Standards Board (BSB)

A Qualifying Law Degree (known as QLD, or QD) is an undergraduate law degree that is currently recognised in England and Wales by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) and Bar Standards Board (BSB) as the first stage of professional qualification which enable graduates to proceed to the vocational stage of training.

Common Law Countries

English law degrees are recognised as satisfying part of the academic requirements for professional practice in many countries throughout the world. This is because the English legal system of Common Law is the basis of many countries' legal systems. It should be noted, however, that some of these countries require qualifications or training in addition to the LLB in order to practise law. The table on this page includes a complete list of Common Law countries and details their professional practice requirements. 

Entry requirements

Qualification Required grades Required subjects
A-Level A*AA n/a
IB 38 n/a
BTEC D*DD n/a
GCSE C or 4 English Language
Contextual Offer

A-Level: BBB
IB: 30
BTEC: DDM

Specific requirements must still be achieved, therefore where a grade A is required, offers will be ABC or ACC. Find out more about contextual offers.

Other UK, EU and International equivalences

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NB General Studies is not included in any offer.

Will there be an interview?

  • Applicants to the programme are required to attend an interview as part of the selection process
  • Interviews will be held in February and March and shortlisted applicants will be contacted in late January/early February, once the 15 January UCAS deadline has passed
  • All applications are considered on an individual basis and offers will be made shortly after the interview has taken place
  • The interview style will be via a panel, consisting of academic staff from the University of Exeter and the Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • A defined number of offers will be made to those who have been deemed suitable by the interview panel to receive an offer, based on interview. If it is the case that there are still more applicants within this group then the Interview score may be used to define the number of offers to be made.
  • As we have a limited number of places on the programme, places are not normally offered to applicants who do not attend an interview

Course content

Summary

The modules we outline here provide examples of what you can expect to learn on this degree course based on recent academic teaching. The precise modules available to you in future years may vary depending on staff availability and research interests, new topics of study, timetabling and student demand.

The Dual LLB‐JD Degree Programme lasts for four years. In the first and second years, you will study at Exeter to complete 240 credits of Exeter law modules.

In the third and fourth years, you will study at CUHK to complete 57 units of CUHK JD courses.

Upon successful completion of the four‐year study, Exeter will accept up to 120 credits (30 units) to be transferred from CUHK to the Exeter LLB Programme using a translation of marks scheme and CUHK will accept up to 15 units to be transferred from Exeter to the CUHK JD Programme.

Full module descriptions

For full module descriptions please visit the Law website.

Year 1 is spent at Exeter enrolled on LLB modules.

Example modules below. 

CodeModule
LAW1003 Criminal Law
LAW1004  The Law of Contract
LAW1035 Constitutional and Administrative Law
LAW1036 Legal Foundations


Full module details here.

Year 2 is spent at Exeter enrolled on LLB modules.

Example modules below.

CodeModule
LAW2015 The Law of Torts
LAW2017

Land Law

LAW2041

Equity and Trusts

LAW3083 Company Law Foundation
LAW2093 or LAW3153 EU Trade Law or (European) Consumer Law


Full module details here
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Year 3 is spent at CUHK enrolled on the Juris Doctor. 

Year 4 is spent at CUHK enrolled on the Juris Doctor. 

Fees

Tuition fees for 2021 entry

UK students: £9,250 per year
International students: £19,500 per year

There are no additional fees associated to the study of this course. However, successful applicants would need to consider costs of re-locating to Hong Kong after the end of their 2nd year at Exeter.

Scholarships

The University of Exeter is offering scholarships to the value of over £4 million for students starting with us in September 2021. Details of scholarships, including our Global Excellence scholarships for international fee paying students, can be found on our dedicated funding page.

Find out more about tuition fees and funding

Learning and teaching

How will I learn?

We believe that you shouldn’t just learn the law, you also need the skills to put it into practice once you graduate. We place considerable emphasis on the development of lawyering skills using a range of methods:

  • Legal research
  • Problem analysis
  • Teamwork
  • Legal writing and reasoning
  • Negotiation and advocacy

In Year 1 Law students work in ‘syndicates’ – allocated study groups of about 15 students. You will have the opportunity to work on a varied case load throughout the academic year; working on your own and with all or some of the members of your syndicate.

How will I be assessed?

In the first year most assessments will be exam based. Exams are not simply tests of memory: they are designed to test your ability to argue persuasively and to apply the law correctly. Therefore, in some modules you may be permitted to bring unannotated statute books into the exam while in others, your full notes are permitted.

Other methods of assessment include:

  • Oral presentations
  • Group work
  • Legal written work such as ‘skeleton arguments’

Your first year will not count towards your final degree classification, but you do have to pass it in order to progress to the second year.

Where will I study?

The Lasok Law Library, located in the Fourm holds in excess of 40,000 volumes and is open 24 hours a day. You can choose from diverse study spaces to suit your specific learning needs, whether dedicated quiet study, group work, or social learning over a coffee.

Our custom-built Moot Court offers students invaluable opportunities to take part in mooting activities and is equipped with the latest technology, including high-spec video conferencing.

Legal Assistance Programme

Our Legal Assistance Programme offers a range of pro bono opportunities to provide valuable career experience. These include the Community Law Clinic, where you can help members of the public gain legal advice and information; the Stop Abuse for Everyone charity, providing support and mediation for victims of abuse; the Student Appeals Project which investigates cases subject to appeal; and the Judicial Shadowing Programme, where you can ‘play judge.’

Mooting

Exeter enjoys an international reputation for mooting and our students have been successful in competitions all over the world. Mooting provides you with the opportunity to practise your advocacy skills in a simulated court environment. You’ll receive coaching from staff and present your arguments before volunteer judges in a purpose-built moot court. Our Student Negotiation Society also sends teams to the National Negotiation Competition.

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Your future

We have an excellent relationship with members of the legal profession who are in regular contact with students  through activities such as workshops, skills sessions, mooting, networking, internships, shadowing and mentoring.

Students also benefit from our strong links with alumni all over the world. Many of our alumni are in senior positions and include:

  • His Hon Judge Phillip Waller CBE
  • Steve Edge, Partner – Slaughter and May
  • Fiona Shackleton, Partner – Payne Hicks Beach
  • Dato Ambiga Sreenevasan – President of the Malaysian Bar Council
  • Sarah Turvill – Chairman of Willis International Ltd

Career paths

Many graduates go on to further study in the law and then enter a training contract with a firm of solicitors or a pupillage in a barrister’s chambers.  A law degree also provides a range of skills which are sought by other sectors such as business, finance and administration.

Example destinations* of some of our recent graduates:

OccupationsLaw firmsOther employees

Trainee Solicitor

Paralegal

Legal Team Trainee

Juriste (lawyer)

Management Consultant

Investment Consultant

Business Start-up Coordinator

Compliance Analyst

Probation Officer

Trainee Accountant

HR Assistant

Marketing Assistant

Global Compliance Business

Management Assistant

Allen & Overy

Freshfields  Bruckhaus
Derringer

Michelmores

Thomas Eggar LLP

Macfarlanes

Peer and Co

Bond Pearce

Collection Attorneys Europe

Maurant Ozannes

Nabarro

Dundas and Wilson

Reynolds Porter

Chamberlain

Michael Page International

British Red Cross

Axiom Legal

Microsoft

Babcock International Group

Barclays Bank PLC

Alliance Insurance PLC

Royal Bank of Canada

German Banking Federation

EDF Energy

UNICEF

*This information has been taken from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) Surveys 14/15, 15/16, and 16/17. Please note that, due to data protection, the job titles and organisations are listed independently and do not necessarily correspond.

Further study

Examples of further study followed by our graduates:

  • Bar Vocational Course, Inns of Court School of Law
  • Legal Practice Course, College of Law
  • LLM, University of Cambridge
  • BCL, University of Oxford
  • LLM International Commercial Law, University of Exeter
  • LLM International Relations and Diplomacy, Leiden University, The Netherlands
  • LLM, University of Southern California
  • MA European Community Law, College of Europe, Bruges

Extracurricular programme

Our Legal Assistance Programme offers a range of pro bono opportunities to provide valuable career experience. These include the Community Law Clinic, the Stop Abuse for Everyone charity, the Student Appeals Project and Judicial Shadowing.

Exeter enjoys an international reputation for mooting and our students have been successful in competitions all over the world. Mooting provides you with the opportunity to practise your advocacy skills in a simulated court environment. You’ll receive coaching from staff and present your arguments before volunteer judges in a purpose-built moot court. Our Student Negotiation Society also sends teams to the National Negotiation Competition.

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