OVERVIEW

The National University of Singapore (NUS) Master of Laws (LLM) without specialisation is offered by the NUS Faculty of Law.

The general LLM degree is an option that affords maximum flexibility in course selection according to a student’s individual preferences and interests.

Students may choose from any of the LLM modules to meet the graduation requirement of 40–44 MCs.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Admission to the NUS LLM programme is granted on a competitive basis as places in the programme are limited. Applicants should possess the following minimum requirements:

Academic

Bachelor’s Degree in Law

Skill/Experience

Not applicable

English Language

Applicants from English-medium institutions in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom or the United States:

  • No requirement

Applicants whose LLB or LLM degrees were conducted entirely in the English medium:

  • May submit a request with supporting documents for consideration (on a case-by-case basis) to be granted a waiver

Applicants whose native tongue and medium of university instruction is not completely in English:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) minimum score of 100 (Internet-based), or
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) minimum Academic score of 7.0.

Candidates who have obtained a TOEFL score of 92–99 (Internet-based) may also apply, but may be invited to attend an interview or be required to undertake a prescribed intensive English language training course, prior to commencing law studies.

Note: TOEFL / IELTS scores are valid for two years from the test date and should not have expired at point of application. Expired scores will not be considered for the application. In view of COVID-19, TOEFL iBT® Special Home Edition, TOEFL ITP® Plus (with a score of at least 627) for China and IELTS indicator (with the same scores as the standard IELTS test) will be accepted in the interim until testing centres reopen.

Other

Not applicable


MODE OF STUDY AND PROGRAMME CANDIDATURE

The NUS LLM programme is offered on the following basis (with estimated time to complete the programme indicated below):

 Full-time  12 months 

Note: International applicants must be accepted into an approved full-time course in Singapore to apply for a Student’s Pass. For more information, refer to the Singapore Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) website.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

The NUS LLM is a 40–44-modular credit (MC) coursework-based graduate degree programme. The NUS LLM without specialisation does not consist of any compulsory modules; students may pick from any of the modules offered in the programme.

NUS LLM Programme Modules

Students opting for the LLM without specialisation may pursue their particular area(s) of interest without restriction. They may select modules across a broad and diverse range of subject clusters, including Asian Legal Studies, Corporate & Financial Services Law, Intellectual Property & Technology Law, International & Comparative Law, International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution, Maritime Law, Private Law, Law & Society and Research & Skills. Students from non-Common Law jurisdictions are required to take Singapore Common Law of Contract in Semester 1.

View Modules

Module Code Module Title MCs
LC5337 Singapore Common Law of Contract 4
For a complete list of modules in all the subject clusters, please refer to the NUS Law website Course Listing.

Note: For more information about the modules listed above (as well as other modules offered in the current academic year), please visit NUSMODS.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

To graduate from the NUS LLM programme without a specialisation, students must meet the following requirements:

Programme and/or Specialisation

Read and pass a total of 40–44 MCs of any the modules offered under the NUS LLM programme. 

Module and/or Qualification

Students from non-Common Law jurisdictions are required to take Singapore Common Law of Contract.

Cumulative Average Point (CAP) 

Not applicable

Other 

Not applicable


FEES AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Kindly note that all fees for the NUS LLM programme quoted on this page are exclusive of prevailing GST, unless otherwise stated. The University reserves all rights to review fees as necessary and adjust accordingly without prior notice.

Tuition

S$33,317.76 (excluding GST) per annum* /
S$35,650.00 (including GST) per annum*

Non-subsidised tuition fees shown here.

Financial Assistance

Singaporeans and Singapore PRs may enjoy tuition fee subsidies1.

Students in this programme have in the past been eligible for, or received funding support from:

• Kwa Geok Choo Graduate Scholarship (All nationalities)

• Faculty Graduate Scholarship (FGS) (All nationalities)

• Scholarship for Young Asian Academics (SYAA) (Asian students)

For more about graduate tuition fees and subsidies, please refer to the NUS Registrar’s Office.

For more about loans and other financial assistance, please email Law Graduate Admissions.

1 Information about subsidised tuition fees for LLM can be found on the Faculty of Law web page on Tuition Fees.

Application

S$50 (including GST)

• Non-refundable and non-transferable

Acceptance

Not applicable

Student Services

As published by NUS Registrar’s Office

• Payable every regular semester


Programme at a Glance*

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Next Intake:

Application Period:

Online Submission:
15 Sep 2021–15 Nov 2021

Closed

Submission of Supporting Documents:
By 22 Nov 2021

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

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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

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

 
31 March 2022