12 months
27599 USD/year
27599 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Laws programme from Singapore Management University is carefully designed to expand your legal knowledge in classic and novel areas of the law, while simultaneously equipping you with the skills-sets essential to render on-point advice on cross-border transactions or deliver high-quality adjudication and judicial administration results.


The professors who have gained insight from diverse work experiences will engage you with their interdisciplinary knowledge. Small class sizes allow for highly interactive seminars that also provide a challenging yet collegial learning environment. The School of Law’s active engagement with the legal community, as well as our strong alumni network and the Career Services team, immensely benefit students’ future careers.


The Laws programme from Singapore Management University is committed to your success from the beginning of the programme. You will receive personalised attention and support from our SMU career coaches who will work with you to develop your job search strategy. These specialised coaches are dedicated professionals who will be able to offer you essential strategies, tips and tools to guide you towards the career development you desire.

Our Career Services team runs workshops and events throughout the year to give you the opportunity to gain exposure across different industries and to build your network with the business community.

The LLM Programme Office also holds networking events and study tours to high-tech companies, law firms and international organizations for students to have in-depth exposure to different dimensions of legal practice. Previous students have secured employment or internships in the private and public sectors in Singapore and abroad.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Law and Technology
  • Advanced Law of Obligations
  • Mediation / Judicial Mediation
  • Judgecraft
  • Advanced Public Interest Law
  • Judicial Dissertation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
First Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Good first degree in Law (LL.B. or J.D. or their equivalent).
  • Non-law graduates may be considered on the basis of substantial relevant professional experience in law-related positions.
  • Proof of English language proficiency is required for all international applicants except those from English-medium institutions in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Ireland, New Zealand, Philippines, United Kingdom and the United States.
  • The minimum English proficiency test requirement is as follows:
  • IELTS: 6.5
  • TOEFL: 90
  • UKVI: 4
  • Test scores are valid for two (2) years from the test date and applicants should ensure their scores remain valid at the beginning of the application period of for the LL.M. track applied for.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27599 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27599 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    27599 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27599 USD for the full programme during 12 months.

S$37,450 w/GST

Living costs for Singapore

1878 - 3880 SGD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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