Minor Programmes

A Minor Programme is a coherent course of study providing depth in a certain area outside the Faculty of Law.

For students admitted from AY2019/20 onwards, the module credit (MC) requirement for a Minor programme is 20 MCs.
For students admitted prior to AY2019/20, the modular credit (MC) requirement for a Minor programme is at least 24MCs.

Other stricter requirements may apply for specific minors. The Minor Programme will be reflected in the student's transcript upon successful completion.

4-Year LL.B. students may read any Minor Programmes offered by the University subject to fulfillment of the criteria (if any) by the Minor Programmes. Please refer here for more details.

Minors are open to 4-Year LL.B. students reading a 160-164 MCs law degree. Graduate LL.B., DDP, CDP, USP, NOC and students who are going away for two semesters of exchange are not eligible for Minor Programmes.

Formula for Calculating Class of Honours
A student's Class of Honours at the Faculty of Law shall be determined by the Final Year Board of Examiners [BOE], by taking into account the results obtained in all modules that the student has passed at the National University of Singapore [NUS] for the degree of Bachelor of Law [LLB]. This rule will be subjected to the Faculty of Law Regulations relating to Supplementary Examinations and Special Examinations. The results in all such modules in all years shall be given equal weight, except that where the student has read more than 12 credits outside the Faculty of Law toward the credit requirements for the LL.B., the student's non-law credits will be aggregated and pro-rated so as to accord them a weightage of 12 credits in calculating the Class of Honours.

Here is an illustration.


For students admitted prior to AY2019/20

For students admitted from AY2019/20 onwards

Law Compulsory Modules



Minor Requirements

24MCs -> To be pro-rated to 12MCs for calculation of COH

20MCs -> To be pro-rated to 12MCs for calculation of COH

Law Elective Modules

48- 52MCs

52- 56MCs


160- 164MCs

160- 164MCs

Total No. of Credits for Calculation of Class of Honors (COH)



Declaration of a Minor
Students should declare their intention to do an Open Minor via myEduRec or apply for a Restricted Minor with the relevant Faculty/Department before the end of their 5th semester of study. Students who have officially declared their Academic Plan are not allowed to change their declaration within the same semester. You may refer to the Academic Plan user guide here.

For more information on the curriculum of specific Minor Programmes, please contact the relevant Faculty/Department directly.

For general enquiries, please email lawundergrad@nus.edu.sg.

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