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What will I learn?

Singapore, one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities, has emerged as Asia’s legal and financial hub. As an integral part of the central business district where leading law firms and banks are located, Singapore Management University (SMU) is at the forefront of legal education.

The SMU LLM programme is carefully designed to expand your legal knowledge in classic and novel areas of the law, while simultaneously equipping you with the skills-sets essential to render on-point advice on cross-border transactions or deliver high-quality adjudication and judicial administration results.

Our professors who have gained insight from diverse work experiences will engage you with their interdisciplinary knowledge. Small class sizes allow for highly interactive seminars that also provide a challenging yet collegial learning environment. The School of Law’s active engagement with the legal community, as well as our strong alumni network and the Career Services team, immensely benefit students’ future careers.

The SMU LLM will offer you an unparalleled opportunity for advanced legal education in Singapore and Asia.

Judicial Studies Track

All Tracks

  • Law and Technology
  • Advanced Law of Obligations
  • Mediation / Judicial Mediation

Judicial Studies Track

  • Judgecraft
  • Advanced Public Interest Law
  • Judicial Dissertation

Judicial Studies Track

  • Financial Accounting
  • Politics of South East Asia

Cross-Border Business and Finance Law in Asia:

All Tracks

Law and Technology
Advanced Law of Obligations
Mediation / Judicial Mediation

Cross-Border Business and Finance Law in Asia Track

Chinese Contract and Business Law: A Comparative Perspective
Law of Mergers and Acquisitions
Intellectual Property Law and Policy: International and Asian Perspectives


  • Judicial Studies
  • Cross-Border Business and Finance Law in Asia

Which department am I in?

Yong Pung How School of Law

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
SG$37,450.00 (21,02,751) per year
Registration fee: SG $500

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

Start date

15 August 2022


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

Good first degree in Law (LL.B. or J.D. or their equivalent).

Non-law graduates may be considered on the basis of substantial relevant professional experience in law-related positions.

The minimum English proficiency test requirement is as follows:

  • IELTS: 6.5
  • TOEFL: 90

Application closes: May (for Aug intake)


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
  • Master of IT in business - in top 2 in Asia & 14th globally
  • MSc in wealth management - 1st in Asia and 3rd globally
  • 90 per cent of MBA graduates secured an internship in 2020

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