Dual LLM in Commercial Law (Singapore and London)

Singapore Management University

Program Description

Dual LLM in Commercial Law (Singapore and London)

Singapore Management University

The Dual LLM in Commercial Law (Singapore and London) programme aims to provide students with a unique opportunity to study commercial law in two major commercial hubs, Singapore and London. The programme is designed to give you a broad overview of Asian commercial law in Singapore followed by the opportunity to build on this knowledge by going into more depth in London, through more specialized taught modules as well as a dissertation.

This is a highly intensive 15-month degree programme where you will gain insight into the legal underpinnings of commerce in the East and West. On successful completion, you will be awarded 2 LLM degrees, 1 from Queen Mary University of London and 1 from Singapore Management University in Singapore.

This programme:

  • Provides an expert and in-depth understanding of the workings of commercial law and the application of the law to everyday practice. You will also gain the ability to assess critically and comment upon the current state of the law from an international and transnational perspective and conduct advanced research in this area of law.
  • Has a major focus on international and comparative issues, and on the importance of legal principles, rules, and laws underlying business and commercial relationships. You will be equipped with a thorough understanding of key aspects of commercial law from multiple perspectives.
  • Will allow you to develop an in-depth understanding of different regions' approaches to resolving commercial problems.

This is a fully integrated programme where you will stay connected to both universities throughout the whole 15-month programme. You will be given thorough inductions at each of the two stages of the programme in both universities. Lecturers from both universities will be available to you, whether you are in Singapore or in London.

The programme features extracurricular activities, including networking, careers and social events.



The usual qualification for entry to the LLM programme is a degree in law, or a degree with a substantial law content, of at least Second Upper (2.1) honors (or equivalent).

Law graduates with Second Lower (2.2) honors who also have other legal qualifications and/or substantial professional legal experience may also qualify.


Non-law graduates may be considered on the basis of any professional experience that directly relates to the subject area.

Non-law graduates with a minimum second class honors degree that have also obtained a Merit (or 60 percent) in the Common Professional Examination (CPE) and Bar Finals/Legal Practice examinations, or passed the solicitors’ qualifying examination, may qualify.


Applicants must meet all of the SMU and QMUL LLM entry requirements to apply for the dual degree programme. If your first language is not English, you must provide evidence of your English language proficiency.


Applicants will have to take an English proficiency test if their undergraduate degree was not taught and examined in English. The minimum English proficiency test requirement is as follows:

  • IELTS: 7.0 (minimum Writing: 7.0 and R, L, S: 5.5)
  • TOEFL: 100
  • PTE Academic: 68
  • ILEC: C1


The tuition fees for 2016/17 are:

£28,000 to be paid in two installments (50 percent by the start of the term in July 2016 to SMU, and 50 percent in January 2017 to QMUL). Fees will be paid in the currency of the respective institutions at the prevailing currency exchange rate at the time of payment.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated February 5, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
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Aug. 2018
15 months
Full time
28,000 GBP
Singapore - Singapore
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