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National University of Singapore

Singapore , Singapore ,Singapore

Master of Laws – Maritime Law Specialisation

The National University of Singapore (NUS) Master of Laws (LLM) – Maritime Law Specialisation is offered by the NUS Faculty of Law.

This specialization enables students to obtain specialized knowledge in legal matters relating to the commercial shipping, marine insurance, shipping regulation, and ocean policy. These are areas of great importance to Singapore (given its status as a global port) as well as the region.

Overseas students accepted into this specialization will normally do it full-time within one academic year.

Students working for companies based in Singapore who are supported by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore or other companies will normally do the program part-time and complete it within two academic years.

Intakes

  • Jan
  • Aug

Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

PSW Opportunity

International students are allowed to work not more than 16 hours per week.

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Admission to the NUS LLM programme is granted on a competitive basis as places in the programme are limited. Applicants should possess the following minimum requirements:
 
Academic
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law
English Language
Applicants from English-medium institutions in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom or the United States:
  • No requirement
Applicants whose LLB or LLM degrees were conducted entirely in the English medium:
  • May submit a request with supporting documents for consideration (on a case-by-case basis) to be granted a waiver
Applicants whose native tongue and medium of university instruction is not completely in English:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) minimum score of 100 (Internet-based), or
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) minimum Academic score of 7.5.
Candidates who have obtained a TOEFL score of 92—99 (Internet-based) or minimum IELTS (Academic) overall band score 7.0 may also apply, but may be invited to attend an interview or be required to undertake a prescribed intensive English language training course, prior to commencing law studies.
 
Note: TOEFL / IELTS scores are valid for two years from the test date and should not have expired at point of application. Expired scores will not be considered for the application. In view of COVID-19, TOEFL iBT® Special Home Edition, TOEFL ITP® Plus (with a score of at least 627) for China and IELTS indicator (with the same scores as the standard IELTS test) will be accepted in the interim until testing centres reopen.