Programme Introduction

The Bachelor of Social Sciences (Government and Laws) & Bachelor of Laws (LLB) programme at The University of Hong Kong is a leading undergraduate programme in law and public affairs that draws on multiple disciplines such as law, comparative politics, political philosophy, international relations, and public administration to nurture top-notch thinkers and leaders who are equipped with transferrable analytical and rhetorical skills.

This Programme enables students to earn two degrees, including a qualifying law degree for the purpose of applying to the PCLL programme, in only five years.  

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What You’ll Study

Students study a variety of Law, Politics and Public Administration and other Social Sciences courses, in addition to  University requirements in languages and common core courses.

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Exciting Opportunities


  • Study in a world-leading politics department and law school
  • Enjoy a flexible programme structure with double degree and single degree options
  • Benefit from opportunities of experiential learning such as Social Innovation or Global Citizenship
  • Legal knowledge is considered an asset in many areas of employment.


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Career Prospects

Graduates have gone on to pursue careers in public service, the non-profit sector, banking and commerce, education, and academia. The LLB degree is essential for students intending to practice law in Hong Kong to apply for a place of study in the Postgraduate Certificate in Laws (PCLL) programme.


If you’re considering this programme, please review our programme-specific application standards and deadlines to give yourself the best possible chance of securing a place.  


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