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International Business Law, LL.M.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #11 (QS) Singapore, Singapore
The NUS Faculty of Law and the East China University of Political Science and Law (ECUPL), one of China's top law schools, jointly launched the specialist LLM in International Business Law (IBL) degree programme in July 2005. 
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Overview

The programme is taught entirely in English, and is offered partly in Singapore, and partly in Shanghai. It is the first overseas degree programme to be offered by the NUS Faculty of Law. Students who successfully complete the degree requirements will obtain an LLM (International Business Law) degree conferred solely by NUS (i.e. the degree is not a joint degree).

Building on the expanding links between Singapore and the People's Republic of China, this programme signifies another innovative step towards the NUS Law School's vision of becoming a leading global law school. Indeed, the NUS Law School has been at the forefront of curriculum developments to make legal education more international and comparative in orientation. Staffed by an outstanding international faculty with degrees from leading law schools from more than a dozen jurisdictions, NUS academic staff continues to make an impact internationally with their teaching and research. The approval of the Chinese authorities for this programme is a further validation of the high reputation that the NUS Law School enjoys both within and outside Asia. This is particularly true given the fact that China receives a large number of applications for degree programmes involving foreign educational institutions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Common Law of Obligations
  • Common Law Reasoning & Writing
  • Common Law Legal System of Singapore
  • Carriage of Goods by Sea
  • Charterparties

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    The application period usually starts from 1 October to 1 December for the intake in the following year.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

All supporting documents submitted are not returnable.

  • Identification Document: Copy of Singapore NRIC or Citizenship Certificate for Singapore citizens OR copy of Re-Entry Permit for Singapore PRs
  • Official Bachelor's/Master's Degree Transcripts (with English translation, if applicable, as well as in its original language)
  • Certified copy of Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree Certificate (with English translation, if applicable, as well as in its original language).
  • Curriculum Vitae/ Resume
  • One recent passport-sized photograph to be affixed in the box provided in the printed Online Application Form
  • Two academic referees’ reports are to be submitted online via the Graduate Admission System
  • Application Fee

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15326 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15326 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    15326 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15326 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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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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