Entry requirements

Candidates will generally be eligible with the equivalent of an upper second class degree in law. Degrees in other relevant disciplines will be considered on a case-by-case basis. You are not expected to have previous experience of studying Chinese language or culture, but candidates with such experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis. In the absence of the formal entry requirements employment or other educational experience that evidences intellectual ability of an equivalent standard may be given consideration.

Months of entry


Course content

The programme is designed to equip students with recognised Masters-level training in both Law and Chinese Studies.

You will receive advanced legal training, enabling progression to PhD should you wish. You will also achieve competence (reading, writing and oral) in Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) and a solid understanding of contemporary Chinese society, culture, politics and business.

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 and Chinese * Intellectual Property Law and Chinese * International Law and Chinese

Fees and funding

Visit Scholarships and Student Funding Services at http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/student-funding/postgraduate

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months

Course contact details

Douglas Thompson
+44 (0) 131 650 2022