Master of Laws in Singapore Singapore

Top LLM Programs in Singapore Singapore 2017


An LL.M. is the first step towards academics in many countries. It presents many opportunity to specialize in a particular field or to undertake thorough research. It can also prove beneficial in obtaining a doctoral level degree in law.

An LLM is a postgraduate program for law students who want advanced training and knowledge in a particular area. Specialization areas may include commercial law, finance, human rights law, tax law, and international business law.

Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is a Southeast Asian island city-state off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, 137 kilometers north of the equator. A number of foreign universities, business schools and specialised institutes have also setup their Asian campuses in Singapore. Singapore is one of the safest major cities in the world by virtually any measure.

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Dual LLM in Commercial Law (Singapore and London)

Singapore Management University
Campus Full time 15 months July 2017 Singapore

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 specialised taught modules as well as a dissertation. [+]

Master of Laws Degrees 2017 in Singapore Singapore. 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 specialised 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. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS LAW GRADUATES 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) honours (or equivalent). Law graduates with Second Lower (2.2) honours who also have other legal qualifications and/or substantial professional legal experience may also qualify. NON-LAW GRADUATES 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 honours degree that have also obtained a Merit (or 60 per cent) in the Common Professional Examination (CPE) and Bar Finals/Legal Practice examinations, or passed the solicitors’ qualifying examination, may qualify. INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS 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. ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS Applicants will have to take an English proficency test if their undergraduate degree was not taught and examined in English. The minimum English proficency 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 TUITION FEES 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. [-]


Singapore Management University
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 Singapore

This LLM programme prepares students to advise on cross-border legal matters in the Asia region. [+]

The rise of Asian economies has fuelled demand for legal services in the region, especially in terms of structuring cross-border deals as well as dealing with transnational disputes. The aim of this LLM programme is to expose students to a broad range of legal issues in Asia are likely to encounter so that they will be better prepared to advise on cross-border matters in the region. Areas of study LLM courses are taught by a team of distinguished faculty members in SMU’s characteristic seminar-style and conducted exclusively for LLM students in small-size classes. A holistic approach to assessment is adopted – this includes class participation, research papers, group presentations and the final examination (which typically accounts for no more than 50% of the overall grade). Students can expect to immerse themselves in rigorous legal research and intellectual discourse, whilst, at the same time, forge close personal relationships with their peers and instructors. List of Prescribed Courses Law of Mergers and Acquisitions International Business Law: An Asian Perspective Trusts and Wealth Management in Singapore and Hong Kong Financial Regulation in Singapore, Hong Kong and Greater China Foreign Investment Law in Asia Beyond the Law: Regulatory Mechanisms in Cross-border Issues in the Asian Context List of Electives* Choose 2 from: Chinese Contract Law Business Defamation: Asian and Comparative Perspectives Islamic Law and Finance in Asia Intellectual Property Law and Policy: International and Asian Perspectives Commercial Conflict of Laws Asian and Global Trends in Information Technology Law Law and the Changing Media Environment: Lessons from Asia and Beyond * Not all electives will be offered in any particular academic year. The list of electives may also change from time to time. Admission Requirement Good Bachelor's degree in Law (or equivalent legal qualification) English proficiency test (IELTS/TOEFL), if your degree was not taught and examined in English Fees Application Fee (non-refundable):S$50 Registration Fee (non-refundable): S$400 (Singaporeans / Singapore Permanent Residents) S$500 (Foreigners) Covers the matriculation and examination fees, orientation activities, library and computer account. Tuition Fee: S$37,450 (inclusive of GST) Deposit before matriculation: S$5,000 1st installment is payable in Aug: S$16,225 2nd installment is payable in Dec: S$16,225 [-]

Master of Laws (LLM)

The University of Newcastle, GradSchool (Online)
Campus Full time

The Newcastle Law School is a supportive and research-focused School, deeply committed to teaching. The Newcastle Law School has fostered an intellectual community devoted to the development of the next generation of lawyers. Through taking an innovative and integrated approach to legal education, the Newcastle Law School ensures that graduates gain all the necessary theory, skills and experience for a career in legal practice. [+]

Master of Laws Degrees 2017 in Singapore Singapore. Designed for law graduates and legal practitioners who seek to advance their legal knowledge and enhance their professional skills, the University of Newcastle LLM features: real life learning opportunities high-quality teaching in core and emerging areas of law a local-to-global perspective on contemporary legal and policy issues a small student cohort in a supportive professional environment affordable tuition fees and scholarship opportunities Real Life Learning Newcastle Law School is well known for the strength of its clinical legal education and real-life, experience-based learning. LLM students can combine advanced study and research with practical opportunities to build professional skills. You may choose to prepare a legal research report for a partner organisation, participate in a legal clinic or other internship, and attend events to interact with industry, government and community groups. High Quality Teaching in Core and Emerging Areas Choose from a broad range of subjects and tailor the LLM to your interests or career area. The program offers many courses in the field of International Business Law and cutting-edge electives in areas such as environmental and climate change law, international child and family law, and human rights law. You will learn from lecturers who are experts in their field, participate in interactive seminars and have access to quality online learning resources. With one-to-one supervision by one of our experienced faculty members, you may choose to complete an Advanced Legal Research project in an area of special interest to you. Many courses will be offered in intensive blocks over a four-day period. Is it for you? As a law graduate or legal professional, the LLM enables you to extend your skills in legal research and analysis, whilst broadening your existing knowledge of domestic and international law and policy. A Local to Global Perspective Issues affecting business, governments, families and citizens in your community are increasingly being shaped by global forces. As Australia’s largest regional economy, Newcastle provides a dynamic, local setting for an LLM where student will engage in rigorous analysis of legal problems from local and global perspectives. Many courses include international, transnational or comparative law elements, exploring different legal approaches to problems, analysing intersections between the Australian legal system and other domestic legal systems, and understanding legal relations among states. You will critically appraise the role of law in promoting strong economies, resilient communities and global relationships. Small Student Cohort You will be part of a small, friendly cohort of postgraduate law students where you will build lasting professional networks and join an exclusive alumni group. Affordable Fees and Scholarships Scholarships are available to provide up to three international students per year with a $5000 reduction in fees. Career Pathways The Master of Laws (LLM) is a prestigious legal qualification that is recognised internationally. You may use this qualification to pursue a range of exciting and stimulating legal or non-legal career opportunities that are suited to your professional and personal aspirations and interests. The LLM will help you develop the expert judgment, creativity and adaptability valued by employers in a dynamic and globalised legal market. You may apply the advanced knowledge and skills you develop in the Master of Laws (LLM) program to a wide range of professional contexts, including: Private legal practice: you may use the Master of Laws (LLM) program to develop specialised knowledge and advanced legal research and analysis skills that are highly valued by many law firms and legal practitioners. The corporate sector: the Master of Laws (LLM) program offers you the opportunity to develop advanced legal expertise and professional skills to pursue a career as in-house counsel or a corporate officer with a legal role. Government and public administration: your advanced skills in legal research and analysis developed in the Master of Laws (LLM) program will assist in pursuing careers in law reform and legal policy development. Non-governmental organisations: you may use the specialised knowledge and advanced skills developed in the Master of Laws (LLM) program to pursue a legal, policy or research role within a range of domestic and international non-governmental organisations. Specialisations The two core courses in legal research will provide advanced training in contemporary approaches to legal research, focusing on both the design and implementation of a legal research project. The range of elective courses available in the program will allow you to develop specialised knowledge in areas relevant to your career and professional interests. Flexible study options Many LLM courses will be delivered in intensive mode, with attendance at classes over four days during the semester, possibly on weekends. If there is sufficient student demand, some intensive courses may be delivered in Sydney. The location and mode of delivery of the LLM courses (i.e. whether in Newcastle or Sydney) will at all times remain at the discretion of Newcastle Law School. Master of Laws (LLM) structure The program consists of two core courses in Advanced Legal Research (one per semester) and six elective courses in various areas, with many options in International Business Law. Compulsory Courses Advanced Legal Research I Advanced Legal Research II Legal System of Australia (this course is compulsory for students who obtained their undergraduate law degree outside Australia) Elective Courses - General Advanced Legal Research Project International Environmental Law and Policy International Climate Change Law and Policy International Child and Family Law Advanced International Human Rights Law International Human Rights Law: Collective Rights Advanced Public International Law Global Administrative Law International Air and Space Law Crime and Society Sentencing: Global Theory, Law and Practice Elective Courses - International Business Law Advanced Corporate Governance Competition Law and Policy International Insolvency Law International Trade Law Corporations, Globalisation and Human Rights International Private Law Australian International Taxation Advanced Taxation Law Corporate Taxation Law Courses in the field of International Business Law will expand your knowledge of legal rules applicable to a variety of private transactional settings. You will explore the role of law and legal regulation as it intersects with business practice. Advanced legal research component Advanced Legal Research I (compulsory) - In your first semester, you will develop the specialised knowledge and skills required to design a legal research project in an area of your choice. Advanced Legal Research II (compulsory) - In your second semester, you will finalise the design of, and carry out, your chosen research project. You may have the opportunity to conduct your research on a real-life issue for a partner organisation. Advanced Legal Research Project (elective) - You may choose to complete an Advanced Legal Research project in an area of special interest to you. A faculty member with relevant research experience will provide one-to-one supervision. We will provide guidance on publishing your work if you would like to develop a publication profile. Applications Early applications for the LLM are highly recommended. Admission Requirements Students will be required to have completed the following requirements for admission to the program: An AQF level 8 Law qualification, such as a: Bachelor of Law (Honours) degree either embedded (320 units) or ‘end-on’ (80 units) or equivalent law degree from a recognised tertiary education institution, or Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Law or Legal Practice following the completion of an AQF Level 7 Bachelor of Laws degree, or an AQF Level 7 Bachelor degree in Law and have completed a minimum of two years relevant work experience in a legal environment (RPL). RPL will be assessed by the Program Convenor through the consideration of a statement outlining the relevant work experience. Transcripts and detailed CVs must be provided to the University. One of the degrees below: a five year combined law degree program (400 units of learning in total, at least 240 cognate) or a four year Bachelor of Laws degree program (320 units of learning, all cognate) or a three year graduate entry Bachelor of Law program following the completion of a three year non-cognate degree (480 units of learning in total, at least 240 cognate) Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University's English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy at [-]

LLM in Law & Tax Management

EDHEC Business School
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Singapore

The LLM in Law & Tax Management seeks to offer students global knowledge of the relationships between companies and their legal environment, together with an in-depth understanding of the practice of business law in international law firms and corporate legal departments. [+]

The LLM in Law & Tax Management seeks to offer students global knowledge of the relationships between companies and their legal environment, together with an in-depth understanding of the practice of business law in international law firms and corporate legal departments. Drawn upon the collective expertise of LegalEdhec Research Centre, the programme offers a practice-oriented and original curriculum designed for students aiming to work at business lawyers, in-house counsels or compliance officers. "The LLM in Law & Tax Management is another example of EDHEC Business School’s distinctive competency in the field of both law and tax. It is designed to bring together our curriculum experience and our research activity. Our aim is also to bridge knowledge and practice in the field of business law.” Christophe Collard, Professor of Law “It is an original programme that brings to our students not only the technical knowledge and skills in the field of business law and tax, but we also put special emphasis on the link between these skills and the managerial and strategic objectives of companies. Therefore, our ambition is to contribute to the education of lawyers as modern business partners.” Christophe Roquilly, Professor of Law and Director of LegalEdhec Research Centre Learning outcomes Assess, analyse and implement technical matters in a broad range of legal areas Handle complex legal issues Master strategic thinking in managing legal risk & compliance Create value by using the law [-]