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
  • Cross-border business and finance law in asia track
  • Law and technology track
  • Dual llm in commercial law (singapore & london) track


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

Which department am I in?

Yong Pung How School of Law

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
SG$38,150.00 (23,17,740) per year
Registration fee: SG $500; SG $38,150 Inclusive of GST (9%)

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

Start date

August 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

  • Good first degree in Law (LL.B. or J.D. or their equivalent).
  • Significant relevant experience in legal or judicial positions is required.
  • 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.

English Language Proficiency

Proof of English language proficiency is required for all international applicants except those from English-medium institutions in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Ireland, New Zealand, Philippines, United Kingdom and the United States.

The minimum English proficiency test requirement is as follows:

  • IELTS: 6.5
  • TOEFL: 90
  • UKVI: 4

Test scores are valid for two (2) years from the test date and applicants should ensure their scores remain valid at the beginning of the application period of for the LL.M track applied for. Applicants intending to take the proficiency test are advised to schedule their test sufficiently early to ensure that their score reports are avaliable before the closing date for the submission of supporting documents. Only official score reports are accepted.

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
  • 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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