• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
The Master of Laws 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.

About

Singapore, one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities, has emerged as Asia’s legal and financial hub. As an integral part of the central business district where leading law firms and banks are located, Singapore Management University (SMU) is at the forefront of legal education.

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 Master of Laws from Singapore Management University will offer you an unparalleled opportunity for advanced legal education in Singapore and Asia.

Career

The SMU LLM programme 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

    Judicial Studies Track

    • Good first degree in Law (LL.B. or J.D. or their equivalent).

    Cross-Border Business and Finance Law in Asia Track and Dual LLM in Commercial Law (Singapore & London) Track

    • 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.

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      27372 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 27371 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
    • National

      27372 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 27371 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

    S$37,450

    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.

    Funding

    Check the programme website for information about funding options.

    Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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    Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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