Edinburgh Law School

University of Edinburgh

Law and Chinese

You will receive advanced legal training in your chosen subjects, similar to that of a standard LLM programme in the Law School, and of a level that is required for further study in the Law. You will also achieve competence (in reading, writing and oral work) in Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) and a solid foundation in understanding contemporary Chinese society, culture and politics. The programme offers a unique and exciting opportunity for you to develop further your Chinese language skills through an Approved Residence Abroad where you will live and work in China as part of the programme. Once on the programme it will be possible for students to study more specialised areas of law and, where appropriate, graduate with a named LLM degree in one of the following areas: - Commercial Law & Chinese - Intellectual Property Law & Chinese - International Law & Chinese

Course modules

This is a two year programme. There is no part-time option for this degree. The programme structure and courses for 2017/18 are currently being finalised. To give you an idea of what the programme structure and courses might consist of, the below information details the structure and courses for this programme in 2016/17. The programme structure for 2016/17 consists of 180 credits, which comprises taught courses worth 120 credits and a 10,000 word dissertation worth 60 credits. Year 1 core courses: Chinese Language 1A or Chinese Language Intermediate 1A Chinese Language 1B or Chinese Language Intermediate 1B Politics and Economics of the People's Republic of China after 1978 Law courses worth 60 credits (40 credits in semester 1, 20 credits in semester 2) Year 2 core courses: Approved Residence in China (July-December) Chinese Language Advanced 1 or Chinese Language Advanced 2 Law courses worth 40 credits If you are taking one of the specialist LLM in Law and Chinese programmes (see list below) you must take 80 credits of core law courses over the course of the two years from the relevant specialist programme Specialist LLM in Law and Chinese programmes: LLM in Commercial Law and Chinese LLM in Intellectual Property Law and Chinese LLM in International Law and Chinese Subject to satisfactory completion of the taught component of the degree you will complete a 10,000 word dissertation in Law (worth 60 credits), on an approved topic, over the summer of your second year.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time September 2018 - 2 Years

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Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Central area campus EH8 9JZ Scotland

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