Founded in 1905, the National University of Singapore (NUS) started out as a medical school with only 23 students, focused on serving its local community. Over a century later, NUS is now Singapore's flagship university serving the entire country and its society. Its Faculty of Law is regarded as one of the top-tier law institutions in Asia.
Besides the LLB and PhD programs, the Faculty of Law also offers various masters level degrees to graduates interested in furthering their legal knowledge. Currently, NUS Law School is offering the following Master of Laws programs:
- Master of Laws (LLM)
- Specialized LLM in International Business Law
- Double Degree Programs in LLM-MPP/MPA
- Graduate Diploma in Maritime Law and Arbitration
The Master of Laws is flagship LLM by coursework program in NUS. Students of this program have the option of specializing in various legal areas, including the following concentrations:
- Asian Legal Studies
- Corporate & Financial Services Law
- Intellectual Property & Technology Law
- International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution
- International & Comparative Law
- Maritime Law
The specialized LLM in International Business Law is offered by NUS in partnership with East China University of Political Science and Law, located in Shanghai. This means that students enrolled in this program will attend a semester each in Singapore and China.
The Double Degree Programs in LLM-MPP/MPA is offered in partnership with the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. It is comprised of two LLM degrees, i.e., NUS' LLM and Lee Kuan Yew School's Master of Public Administration (MPA) or Master in Public Policy (MPP). Those without a law degree may choose to apply for the Graduate Diploma in Maritime Law and Arbitration instead, which is similar to the LLM with specialization in Maritime Law.
Applications for all the Master of Laws programs with Fall 2018 Intake started in October 1, 2017 and will be accepted until December 1, 2017 (for online applications) or December 7, 2017 (for physical submission of documents). Decisions will be sent by e-mail by early April.