LL.M. in Chinese Law

Introduction to the Program

The LL.M. in Chinese Law at Renmin University of China (RUC) is a two year program for international students taught in English.

About Renmin University of China

Renmin University of China (RUC) is a key comprehensive and research-oriented university in China. It is one of the earliest universities in China that established Graduate Schools, and is the most prestigious university in the humanities and social sciences in China. For more info visit the page here.

About the Program

The LLM program offered by Renmin Law School provides an invaluable opportunity for a selected group of students and professionals with a bachelor degree at least to broaden and deepen their knowledge and understanding of Chinese law. The course of study lasts two years, with a total of four semesters, starting in September and finishing in July. The students are expected to earn a total of 33 course credits, after which they will write a dissertation under the supervision of an advisor.

About Renmin Law School

Founded in 1950 and based in Beijing, Renmin University of China (RUC) Law School is one of the country’s most acclaimed schools. The RUC Law School is the oldest institution of legal education in the People’s Republic of China and as such, is dubbed by many as the “cradle” nurturing China’s most outstanding jurists, judges, procurators and lawyers.

Continuing its quest to firmly establish a tier 1 transnational law school, RUC has partner with Harvard University, the University of Kent and Indiana University Schools of Law, etc., to create an energetic and creative learning environment for cultural exchange and diversity.

Start Date of the Program


Entry Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or above
  • Satisfactory English proficiency

Application Deadline

May 30th


General Courses

Chinese Language
Chinese Politics

Compulsory Courses

Introduction to Chinese Law
Chinese Business Law
Chinese Civil and Commercial Dispute Resolution
Chinese Contract Law
Chinese Corporate and Security Law
Chinese Intellectual Property Law
Chinese Judicial System and Case Analysis
Chinese Property Law
Rule of Law and Society in Modern China

Optional Courses

Chinese Anti-monopoly Law
Chinese Constitutional and Administration Law
Chinese Criminal Law
Chinese Criminal Procedure Law
Chinese Evidence Law
Chinese Environmental Law
Chinese Fiscal& Taxation Law
Chinese Foreign Trade and Investment Law
Chinese Labor Law
Chinese Social Security Law
Chinese Tort Law
Comparative Legal Study in East Asia
Comparative Politics in East Asia

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees are RMB70000 per year. The tuition fee for the 2 year program is 140,000 RMB.


There are four different international residence on campus. They are No.1 International Student Residence, No.2 International Student Residence, No.3 International Student Residence, and International Cultural Exchange Center. For further information on the accommodation at Renmin University of China (RUC) visit the accommodation page here.

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