Master of Laws
(International Business Law)
ECUPL Tao Fen Building
The NUS Faculty of Law and the East China
University of Political Science and Law (ECUPL),
one of China's top law schools, jointly launched the
specialist LLM in International Business Law (IBL) degree programme
in July 2005.
Building on the expanding links between Singapore
and the People's Republic of China, this programme
signifies another innovative step towards the NUS
Law School's vision of becoming a leading global law
school. Indeed, the NUS Law School has been at the
forefront of curriculum developments to make legal
education more international and comparative in
orientation. Staffed by an outstanding international
faculty with degrees from leading law schools from
more than a dozen jurisdictions, NUS academic staff
continues to make an impact internationally with
their teaching and research. The approval of the
Chinese authorities for this programme is a further
validation of the high reputation that the NUS Law
School enjoys both within and outside Asia. This is
particularly true given the fact that China receives
a large number of applications for degree programmes
involving foreign educational institutions.
ECUPL President's building
For more information on the IBL curriculum structure, please refer to http://law.nus.edu.sg/student_matters/grad_prog/ay1516/reginfo_llmibl.html.
All applicants for the programme must have a good Bachelor's Degree in law or a good first degree in law. This is a full-time programme and the period of study is one academic year (two semesters).
Proficiency in English
The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required for all foreign applicants except those from English-medium institutions in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States. If your LLB or LLM degree is conducted entirely in the English-medium and you do not wish to submit a TOEFL test score, please include a letter with your supporting documents to seek a waiver.
For Coursework Programmes, an iBT of 100 is preferred. Other TOEFL (paper-based score of 600-603) or a minimum IELTS score of 7 will also be considered, but a TOEFL iBT score is strongly preferred.
Candidates with strong academic results but obtained an iBT score of between 92-99 may also apply.
Applicants may be invited to attend an interview or be required to undertake a prescribed Intensive English Course (IEC) training upon admission. In addition to an interview, admission may depend on factors that include relevant legal qualifications, practical experience and leadership awards.
Intensive English Course
Students admitted from AY2014/2015 onwards and who are required to undergo an Intensive English Course (IEC) will be required to pay for the course. The IEC usually runs for three (3) weeks in July prior to Semester 1.
Please refer to http://www.law.nus.edu.sg/admissions/fees.html for more information on the tuition fees.