The National University of Singapore (NUS) Master of Laws (LLM) is offered by the NUS Faculty of Law.

In our flagship LLM by coursework programme, a wide variety of modules is available, taught by the most highly-qualified academic faculty.

All students are enrolled as LLM candidates. Students may opt from the outset to:

  • Pursue an LLM degree with no specialisation (which affords maximum flexibility in course selection according to students’ individual preferences and interests), by taking any 40—44 credits of modules, or
  • Obtain a specialisation (which will be indicated on their degree scrolls) by completing the number of credits and compulsory module(s) as part of the requirement of the specialist LLM.

Kindly refer to the respective web pages below for further information:

Why This Programme?

  • Earn a prestigious qualification from the top law school in Asia, and 10th in the world*.

  • Choose from a comprehensive range of specialisations (and more than 120 electives) in areas such as Corporate & Financial Services Law, Intellectual Property & Technology Law and International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution, taught by more than 70 full-time faculty members and over two dozen adjunct faculty members.

  • Gain a global perspective, and increase the richness of your academic experience at NUS Law through the sharing and intensive three-week elective modules offered by visiting professors from some of the top universities in the world, including Harvard, Yale, Oxford, Cambridge, the London School of Economics and Political Science, Melbourne, Seoul National University and University of Hong Kong among many others.

* QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021


Application Period
An Academic Year (AY) at NUS consists of two semesters and a special term (which occurs during the Semester 2 Vacation, and is divided into two parts of six weeks duration each):

  • Semester 1: Aug–Dec
  • Semester 2: Jan–May
  • Special Term (Part 1): May–Jun
  • Special Term (Part 2): Jun–Jul

For the LLM programme, there is one application period for each (AY):

Programme Intake Application Dates
  • LLM in Asian Legal Studies
  • LLM in Corporate & Financial Services Law
  • LLM in International & Comparative Law
  • LLM in Intellectual Property & Technology Law
  • LLM in International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution
  • LLM in Maritime Law
  • LLM General, no specialisation
(Aug Intake)

Online Submission:
Sep to Nov of year preceding the intake year

Physical Submission:
Sep to Nov of year preceding the intake year

  • LLM in International Business Law
(Aug Intake)

Online Submission:
Oct to Dec of year preceding the intake year

Physical Submission:
Oct to Dec of year preceding the intake year

(Aug Intake)

Aug to Dec of year preceding intake year

Programme at a Glance*
Upcoming Webinar(s):

Thu, 30 Sep 2021,
8.30pm–9.30pm (SGT):

Faculty of Law Info Session

Register now!

Next Intake:

Application Period:

Online Submission:
15 Sep 2021 — 15 Nov 2021

Apply now!

Submission of Supporting Documents:
By 19 Nov 2021

* For full details, please refer to main write-up.


For Frequently Asked Questions relevant to the Faculty of Law and its programmes, please click here.

For more Frequently Asked Questions, click here.

For enquiries, please email us at pgc@nus.edu.sg.

15 September 2021