Three New Double Degree Programmes Offered at CityU School of Law

CityU School of Law will offer three double degree programmes namely, Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Science in Computing Mathematics, Bachelor of Social Sciences in Criminology and Bachelor of Laws, and Bachelor of Social Sciences in Public Policy and Bachelor of Laws* in the next academic year to fulfill market needs.

  • JS1220 Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Science in Computing Mathematics

In view of an increasing demand for lawyers to handle legal cases requiring mathematical analysis skills, the School of Law (SLW) and the Department of Mathematics (MA) jointly offer a new five-year undergraduate double degree programme, Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Science in Computing Mathematics, the first-ever double degree in these two disciplines in Hong Kong. The law-maths double degree programme fills an important market need in the legal profession by providing additional mathematical training to law students and equip them with critical skills in areas such as probability and statistics, quantitative analysis and logic that are becoming increasingly important in the legal world. Graduates possessing legal knowledge and data analysis skills are expected to be highly sought-after in the employment market.

For more information about this programme, please visit https://www.cityu.edu.hk/ma/ug/law-math_doubledegree.htm.

  • JS1121 Bachelor of Social Sciences in Criminology and Bachelor of Laws

The double degree programme co-offered by the Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and the School of Law aims to equip students with broad knowledge of criminology and laws and broaden their perspective to include both criminal justice and legal issues. Students will also acquire professional competence to conduct criminological and legal research to solve problems in organizational, community, societal, national, and international contexts with a particular interest in protecting the public and maintaining Hong Kong as one of the safest cities in the world.

The double degree will not only provide students with in-depth and diversified knowledge and much-enhanced job market prospects, but also foster further multidisciplinary understanding and cooperation in advancing the professional development in the region.

For more information about this programme, please visit http://www.cityu.edu.hk/class/ug/bachelor_degree_prog.aspx.

  • JS1122 Bachelor of Social Sciences in Public Policy and Bachelor of Laws*

The trend of globalisation and integration has generated strong demand locally in Hong Kong for professionals with multi-social and cultural exposure in their educational background. In particular, establishing a close partnership with another College/School in CityU will benefit our students tremendously with academic training of multiple disciplines – i.e. policy, social, and legal studies – which can prepare our students to become all-rounders to compete on the world stage.

The double degree programme between the Department of Public Policy in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and the School of Law will constitute a move in the direction of meeting these local needs and challenges. Such a double degree programme will not only provide students with in-depth and diversified knowledge and much-enhanced job market prospects, but also foster further multi-disciplinary understanding and cooperation in advancing the professional development in the region.

For more information about this programme, please visit
http://www.cityu.edu.hk/class/ug/bachelor_degree_prog.aspx

* Subject to the University’s approval