Degree Requirements for Graduate Coursework Programmes 

·         Master of Laws Programme

·         Master of Laws (Asian Legal Studies) Programme

·         Master of Laws (Corporate & Financial Services Law) Programme

·         Master of Laws (Intellectual Property & Technology Law) Programme

·         Master of Laws (International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution) Programme

·         Master of Laws (International & Comparative Law) Programme

·         Master of Laws (Maritime Law) Programme

·         Master of Laws (International Business Law) Programme

 

Students in the full-time Master of Laws (LLM) programmes must complete a total number of 40-44 credits in one year. The students are allowed to register for 17-23 credits of modules per semester. A student would typically read 20 credits in a semester.

 

Part-time LLM (Maritime Law) students must complete a total number of 40-44 credits in two years, reading 9-13 credits of module per semester.



For Cohort AY2016/2017:

 

Students from non-Common Law jurisdictions are required to take the following Common Law modules in Semester 1:
 

Programme

Modules

LLM without a specialisation
LLM (Asian Legal Studies)
LLM (Corporate & Financial Services Law)
LLM (Intellectual Property & Technology Law)
LLM (International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution)
LLM (International & Comparative Law
LLM (Maritime Law)

Common Law Legal System of Singapore (LC5003)
Common Law Reasoning & Writing (LC5002)

LLM (International Business Law)

Common Law of Obligations (LC5112)
Common Law Reasoning & Writing (LC5127)

 

 

For Cohorts AY2017/2018 onwards:

Students from non-Common Law jurisdictions are required to take the following Common Law module in Semester 1:

Programme

Module

LLM without a specialisation
LLM (Asian Legal Studies)
LLM (Corporate & Financial Services Law)
LLM (Intellectual Property & Technology Law)
LLM (International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution)
LLM (International & Comparative Law)

LLM (Maritime Law)

LLM (International Business Law)

Singapore Common Law of Contract (4 credits)

 

 

For Cohorts AY2021/2022 onwards:

Students from non-Common Law jurisdictions are required to take the following Common Law module in Semester 1:

Programme

Module

LLM without a specialisation
LLM (Asian Legal Studies)
LLM (Corporate & Financial Services Law)
LLM (Intellectual Property & Technology Law)
LLM (International & Comparative Law)

LLM (Maritime Law)

LLM (International Business Law)

Singapore Common Law of Contract (4 credits)


 

For all Cohorts:
 

The number of credits and compulsory module(s) that a student must read and complete as part of the requirement of the specialist LLM are as below:
 

Programme

Total No. of Credits

Coursework Requirement

LLM without a specialisation

40-44

No compulsory module.

LLM (Asian Legal Studies)

40-44

At least 24 credits of modules must be taken from the Asian Legal Studies grouping, including the compulsory modules – Legal Systems of Asia (4 credits) and, for students from civil law jurisdictions, Singapore Common Law of Contract (4 credits)

LLM (Corporate & Financial Services Law)

40-44

At least 24 credits of modules must be taken from the Corporate & Financial Services Law grouping, including the compulsory module – Elements of Company Law (4 credits)
(Students who have read and passed Company Law at NUS or its equivalent in a common law jurisdiction are exempted.)

LLM (Intellectual Property & Technology Law)

40-44

At least 24 credits of modules must be taken from the Intellectual Property & Technology Law grouping, including the compulsory module – Law of Intellectual Property (8 credits)

(Students who have read and passed a module on Intellectual Property Law at NUS or its equivalent in a common law jurisdiction are exempted.)

LLM (International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution)

40-44

At least 24 credits of modules must be taken from the International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution grouping, including the compulsory modules
^Compulsory modules –
(Sem 1*/ Sem 2)  International Commercial Arbitration (5 credits) ,
(Sem 1) International Dispute Settlement (5 credits) AND
(Sem 1) Topics in International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution (1 credit).
* preferred semester to take this course as it is fundamental and should be taken before taking advanced courses in Sem 2

In addition to the three compulsory modules, you are required to take at least two of the following super-intensive elective modules that are conducted during the Semester’s Recess Week:
(Sem 1 Recess Week) International Arbitration & The New York Convention
(Sem 1 Recess Week) SIAC and Institutional Arbitration
(Sem 2 Recess Week) Current Challenges to Investment Arbitration
(Sem 2 Recess Week) Complex Arbitrations: Multiparty - Multicontract

These super-intensive elective are taught by top arbitration specialists from around the world who cannot spend more than a few days with us given their busy schedule

LLM (International & Comparative Law)

40-44

At least 24 credits of modules must be taken from the International & Comparative Law grouping, including the compulsory module – Public International Law (5 credits)

(Students who have read and passed Public International Law at NUS or its equivalent are exempted.)

LLM (Maritime Law)

40-44

At least 24 credits of modules must be taken from the Maritime Law grouping, including the compulsory modules – Carriage of Goods by Sea (5 credits) AND Charterparties (5 credits)

LLM (International Business Law)

40-44

Sem 1: 20-23 credits to be read at NUS

Sem 2: 20 credits to be read at partner university East China University of Political Science and Law

^Compulsory module –
(Sem 1) Elements of Company Law (4 credits)
(for students who have not read and passed Company Law at NUS or its equivalent in a common law jurisdiction)


Please refer 
HERE for the Module Listing and other information on elective modules offered

 

·         Graduate Diploma in Maritime Law & Arbitration Programme

 

Full-time and part-time students must complete a total number of 32-36 credits in one year and two years respectively. The programme is specially designed such that students who complete the requirements for the Graduate Certificate in International Arbitration (GCIA) Programme will be granted 12 credits toward the total credits required for the Graduate Diploma.

 

Typical schedule of modules

 

Full-Time workload:

 

 

SEMESTER

MODULES

YEAR 1

Sem 1

(August)

LCD5204AV Carriage of Goods by Sea (5 credits)

Maritime Law elective modules (10-14 credits)

Sem 2

(January)

LCD5204BV Charterparties (5 credits)

Graduate Certificate in International Arbitration (equivalent to 12 credits)

 

 

 

Part-Time workload:

 

 

SEMESTER

MODULES

YEAR 1

Sem 1

(August)

LCD5204AV Carriage of Goods by Sea (5 credits)

Maritime Law elective modules (4-5 credits)

Sem 2

(January)

Graduate Certificate in International Arbitration (equivalent to 12 credits)

YEAR 2

Sem 1

(August)

Maritime Law elective modules (4-5 credits)

Sem 2

(January)

LCD5204BV Charterparties (5 credits)

Maritime Law elective modules (4-5 credits)

 

Please refer HERE for our Module Listing and other information on elective modules offered.

 

 

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