Doctor of Philosophy in Law Study Plan (1909)

I. Program Duration

This Program is applicable to the Ph.D candidates matriculated since 2019 academic year onwards. The normal study period for this program is 3 years and the maximum study period is 6 years (Students admitted in or before academic year 2018/2019, please refer to the rules and regulations as stipulated in the intake academic year study plan).

II. Study Mode

Lectures

III. Medium of Instruction

Chinese and English

IV. Admission Requirements

Master degree in Law(s) or related fields.

V. Academic Field

Law

VI. Course Structure

Table 1: Core courses (9 Credits)

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

DLLZ11

Philosophy of Law

3

DLLZ18

Legal Methodology

3

DLLZ19

Legal Classics Study

3

Table 2: Major core courses (6 Credits)

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

Major Core Legal Theory

DLLA11

Special Topic in Legal Theory (1)

3

DLLA12

Special Topic in Legal Theory (2)

3

History of Law

DLLB11

Special Topic in History of Law (1)

3

DLLB12

Special Topic in History of Law (2)

3

Constitutional and Administrative Law

DLLC11

Special Topic in Constitutional and Administrative Law (1)

3

DLLC12

Special Topic in Constitutional and Administrative Law (2)

3

Civil Law and Business Law

DLLD11

Special Topic in Civil Law and Business Law (1)

3

DLLD12

Special Topic in Civil Law and Business Law (2)

3

Criminal Law

DLLF11

Special Topic in Criminal Law (1)

3

DLLF12

Special Topic in Criminal Law (2)

3

Economic Law

DLLG11

Special Topic in Economic Law (1)

3

DLLG12

Special Topic in Economic Law (2)

3

International Law

DLLH11

Special Topic in International Law (1)

3

DLLH12

Special Topic in International Law (2)

3

Legal Procedure

DLLI11

Special Topic in Environmental and Natural Resources Protection Law (1)

3

DLLI12

Special Topic in Legal Procedure (2)

3

Environmental and Natural Resources Protection Law

DLLJ11

Special Topic in Environmental and Natural Resources Protection Law (1)

3

DLLJ12

Special Topic in Environmental and Natural Resources Protection Law (2)

3

Table 3: Elective courses (4 Credits)

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

DLLE11

Comparative Law

2

DLLE14

Frontiers of law

2

DLLE15

Law, Humanities and Social Science

2

Table 4: Other core courses (18 Credits)

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

DLLZ14

Reading Reports

3

DLLZ15

Published Articles

6

DLLZ16

Academic Activities

3

DLLZ17

Annual Papers

6

Table 5: Dissertation (10 Credits)

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

DLLZ10

Dissertation

10

VII. Teaching Requirements

  1. Students are required to complete 47 credits, including 3 core courses in Table 1 (9 credits), 2 major core courses in Table 2 (6 credits), 2 elective courses in Table 3 (4 credits), 4 other core courses in Table 4 (18 credits) and dissertation in Table 5 (10 credits).
  2. Students’ performances will be graded according to their course discussions, reports and exam marks.
  3. Students are required to complete a research dissertation which is no less than 10,000 words and pass the dissertation oral defense.

VIII. Study Time

  1. The duration for taking all courses is 18 months and the duration for dissertation composition is 24 months.
  2. In general, classes will be arranged from Monday to Friday night.

IX. Graduation Requirements

Upon approval from the Senate of the University, a Doctoral Degree will be conferred on a student when he or she has:

  1. Completed and met the requirements prescribed in the study plan of his or her program within the specific study period, and achieved a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or above (excluding dissertation)
  2. Abided by the regulations of the University
  3. Cleared all fees and charges and returned all University’s property and equipment borrowed

Note: All curriculums and study plans are based on the newest announcement of the Boletim Oficial da Região Administrativa Especial de Macau.

※ In case of any discrepancy, the Chinese version shall prevail.