PCLL Conversion Examinations Preparatory Course (PPC)

PCLL Conversion Examinations Preparatory Course (PPC)


The PPC is designed to prepare students or graduates of LLB (Hons), Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL), MA Law or the Common Professional Examination (CPE) to undertake the necessary PCLL Conversion examinations for admissions into the Postgraduate Certificate in Laws (PCLL) in Hong Kong.

The programme is designed with two objectives in mind: to provide candidates with all the content and knowledge for the exam (including comprehensive manuals for each subject) and to focus on writing skills and exam techniques in a series of intensive seminars taking place right before the PCLL Conversion examinations.

The University of Law is the course operator of the Hong Kong programmes, while The Hong Kong Management Association provides teaching venues and administrative support.

Key Feature

  • Prepare students for the PCLL Conversion Examination(s)
  • Teaching focused on Writing Techniques and Exam Methodology
  • Learn from our expert tutors taught by qualified lawyers with extensive practical experience to pass on to students.
  • Flexible study – Face-to-face or Online options available
  • Pass first time or study for free (ULaw T&Cs apply)


8 – 10 weeks
20 hours of lectures and face-to-face time per module to practice, evaluate, and assess your writing and your exam skills
(10 hours for Commercial Law Part C)

The University of Law

Renowned History

  • One of the UK’s longest-established specialist providers of legal education since 1876

Powerful Networking

  • UK’s largest legal alumni group with over 80,000 members, many of whom are qualified lawyers in Hong Kong, Malaysia, England and Wales
  • Working with 90 of the top 100 UK law firms
  • Close links with a wide range of barristers’ chambers

Teaching Quality

  • Courses are taught by qualified lawyers. Students will also benefit from practical training other than just theoretical teaching

Promising Career

  • A number of experts providing one-to-one support for Legal Career and employability service
May 09
Ulaw Q&A Session
19:00 - 20:00
Fairmont House

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Information at a Glance



Commencement Date:


Application Deadline:

Best to apply before 23 September 2024

Tuition fee

Full Course (with Full Package Discount)

Medium of Instruction:


Mode of Instruction:

Face-to-face / Online
Expression of Interest


  • Business Associations
  • Commercial Law A
  • Commercial Law B
  • Commercial Law C
  • Evidence
  • Hong Kong Constitutional Law
  • Hong Kong Land Law
  • Hong Kong Legal System

The course includes video recorded lectures and small-group workshops, with detailed individualised feedback on writing exercises. There is no formal assessment and the course does not lead to an academic award.

Induction Workshops Examinations
Welcome Talk
Manual Collection
Recorded Lectures
Self-practice Activities
Feedback Workshop
Writing Workshop
Drop in Workshop
Intensive Workshop
PCLL Conversion Examinations (External)


Application Period

The programme commences in March/April and October each year.

Note: For April 2024 intake, some modules will start at the end of March due to the Easter public holidays.

Entry Requirements

No set entry requirement. However, prospective students may fall into one of the following categories:

  1. Students who have successfully completed a non-local law degree that meets the requirements for PCLL admission.
  2. Students who are currently pursuing a non-local law degree or law conversion programme (e.g. PGDL) that meets the requirements for PCLL admission.

Please note that the completion of our PPC or PPC modules does not guarantee automatic admission into the PCLL programme. The final decision regarding admission to the PCLL is subject to the discretion of the PCLL providers. It is the candidates’ responsibility to directly contact the PCEA in order to schedule your PCLL Conversion Examination(s) or make any exemption application related to the PCLL Conversion Examination(s). For detailed information regarding booking, payment, and examination arrangements for the PCLL Conversion Examination(s), please visit the website www.pcea.com.hk.

Tuition Fee

Full course or modules Fee
Full Course – 8 modules from the full list (with Full Package Discount) HK$62,879 HK$59,736
Business Associations HK$8,825 HK$8,384
Commercial Law A HK$8,825 HK$8,384
Commercial Law B HK$8,825 HK$8,384
Commercial Law C HK$4,413 HK$4,192
Evidence HK$8,825 HK$8,384
Hong Kong Constitutional Law HK$8,825 HK$8,384
Hong Kong Land Law HK$8,825 HK$8,384
Hong Kong Legal System HK$8,825 HK$8,384

All students will be provided with the study manuals of their enrolled module(s). However, students with late applications may receive their copies after commencement.

Please note that the tuition fee does not include the PCLL Conversion Examination fees.


Course Details

Dr Sonia Lee
Phone: 2774 8536
Email: ulaw@hkma.org.hk

General Enquiry

Phone: 2774 8500 or 2774 8501
Email: hkma@hkma.org.hk
Fax: 2365 1000

The information is for guidance only and does not form part of any contract. The University of Law reserves the right to change any of the programmes, entry requirements and tuition fees without notice.

The University and the Association reserve the right to change any part of the programme and modules without prior notice.