The HKU Master of Laws (LLM)

Medical Ethics and Law (MEL) Specialisation

Master of Laws Medical Ethics and Law Specialisation

HKU Law offers a Medical Ethics and Law (MEL) Specialisation in the Master of Laws programme. The specialisation is open to both:
(1) holders of non-law degrees with at least 2 years of relevant experience or professional qualifications; and
(2) holders of law degrees.

The specialisation is designed as an integrated interdisciplinary course of study that addresses contentious issues of great importance affecting the health, law and business sectors. It aims at empowering students with knowledge about the big ethical and legal questions of medicine and health. The specialisation, with modules taught by experts from the HKU Centre for Medical Ethics and Law (CMEL), offers healthcare professionals, lawyers, policymakers, and scientists, among others, insights to deal with ethical, legal and policy challenges confronting healthcare and the public health system.

Information Session (Zoom or in person)
Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2024
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (GMT +8)
• Zoom; or
• Kai Chong Tong Communication Resources Centre, 1/F, Postgraduate Education Centre, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong

Video recording of Information Session (click here to watch on YouTube)

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Application deadlines for the Sep 2024 intake:
– Main Round: 12:00 PM (GMT+8), 5 January 2024 (Fri)
– Clearing Round: 12:00 PM (GMT+8), 28 March 2024 (Thu)

Mode of Study:
Full-time: 1 year
Part-time: 2 years

Language: English

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Leader of the HKU LLM Medical Ethics and Law (MEL) Specialisation: Prof Eric C. Ip

Key Courses of the Specialisation

[IMPORTANT NOTE: The following is subject to approval to be granted by the University. It is possible for some of the courses below not to be offered in any given year.]

(Compulsory) LLAW6272 Medical Law and Ethics
(Compulsory) LLAW6274 The Beginning and End of Life
LLAW6291 Mental Disability and the Law
LLAW6318 Public Health Ethics and Law
LLAW6054 9-credit Dissertation

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