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Dual LLM in Commercial Law (London and Singapore)




What will I learn?

The Dual LLM in Commercial Law (London and Singapore) is a unique opportunity to study commercial law in two of the world’s major business and financial centres, London and Singapore, and gain insight into the legal underpinnings of commerce in the West and East.

This collaborative intensive programme is designed to give students a broad overview of Asian commercial law in Singapore and, by taking a series of specialist taught modules and a dissertation in London, providing an in depth understanding of commercial law and its application to everyday practice. By the end of their studies, students will be equipped with a thorough understanding of key aspects of commercial law from multiple perspectives, which will enable them to develop an in-depth appreciation of different regions, approaches in resolving commercial problems.

On successful completion students will be awarded a Dual LLM in Commercial Law (London and Singapore) from each university, Queen Mary University of London and Singapore Management University (SMU).

LLM degrees from Queen Mary and SMU have the potential to open up global career opportunities for high-calibre students. Both universities are internationally recognised with a deep understanding of the global markets and their importance in legal education.

Programme Structure This course is taught over a 16-month period from January to May. 135 credits from Queen Mary and 135 credits from SMU (270 credits in total).

Which department am I in?

Yong Pung How School of Law

Study options

Full Time (16 months (270 credits in total))

Tuition fees
SG$28,261.68 (17,38,111) per year
SG $28,261.68 w/GST to SMU in August; £14,000 to QMUL in January

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

21 August 2023, 8 January 2024


Yong Pung How School of Law

Singapore Management University,

55 Armenian Street,

179943, Singapore

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have: Good undergraduate degree. A good score in GMAT or SMU Admissions Test. TOEFL/ IELTS is required if the medium of instruction of your undergraduate studies was not in English. It must be taken within the last 2 years at the time of submitting your application.

For international students

A degree in Law, or a degree with a substantial law context, of at least 2.1 honours (or equivalent). Law graduates with 2.2 honours, who 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.

English language requirements: IELTS with minimum overall score of 7 with 7 in writing or equivalent.


About Singapore Management University (SMU)

QS Stars Asian University Rankings awarded Singapore Management University 5-star ratings for overall excellence and employability.

  • Recognised as a world-class research institution
  • Excellent graduate outcomes and employer links
  • LKCSB MBA programme ranked 10th in Asia (FT 2022)
  • Master of IT – 93 percent recruitment within 6 months

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