University of Edinburgh

LLM in Law and Chinese


Old College

South Bridge

Edinburgh, Scotland EH8 9YL

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

LLM in Law and Chinese

Format: Campus

Program Description:

This two-year programme provides students with a unique opportunity to study the law at masters level while at the same time receiving intensive training in Modern Standard Chinese language (Mandarin). This innovative programme is jointly coordinated between Edinburgh Law School and the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures at the University of Edinburgh. 
Students spend the first year of the programme in Edinburgh studying law and beginning their Chinese language training. In the summer, and for the first semester of the second year, they will develop their language skills and appreciation of Chinese culture through an Approved Residence Abroad scheme with a Chinese University. 
Students return to Edinburgh in the second semester of the second year where they complete their language training and additional courses in law before (subject to satisfactory assessment) embarking on a supervised dissertation in law. 
Students can select from the broad range of LLM courses to develop general or specific areas of legal expertise. Courses are taught by leading experts in their fields. Students can graduate either with the LLM in Law and Chinese or, subject to taking sufficient Law courses in the relevant specialism, the LLM in Commercial Law and Chinese, the LLM in Intellectual Property Law and Chinese or the LLM in International Law and Chinese. 
It is an ideal opportunity to gain full masters-level training in law as well as a solid grounding in Chinese language, providing a fantastic platform for a wide range of international careers.


The University of Edinburgh and the Edinburgh Law School is an Internationally recognised Higher Education institution accredited to provide advanced education. It should be noted that a postgraduate masters degree in Law from the University of Edinburgh does not qualify for entry into the Scottish (or other country's) Legal Practice. Advice from your local Bar Association or Law Society should be sought if you wish to pursue legal practice in your country of domicile.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

Out State Tuition (per year): The tuition fee for International students on this programme for 2017 entry is £19,300 USD

Classification: Higher Education Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)

Locale: Midsize City

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