LLM courses at SMU are taught by a team of distinguished faculty members in SMU’s characteristic seminar-style and conducted exclusively for LLM students in small-size classes. A holistic approach to assessment is adopted – this includes class participation, research papers, group presentations and the final examination (which typically accounts for no more than 50% of the overall grade). Students can expect to immerse themselves in rigorous legal research and intellectual discourse, whilst, at the same time, forge close personal relationships with their peers and instructors.
HOW THE PROGRAMME IS DELIVERED
Delivered jointly by SMU and QMUL, this programme is fully integrated - meaning that you will stay connected to both universities throughout the 15-months.
This course is taught over a 15-month period from July 2018 to September 2019.
|Singapore Management University (SMU)||Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)|
July 2018 to December 2019
July 2018 SMU Induction: Students start their dual degree in Singapore
2 x 1 SMU credit unit (22.5 QMUL credit) modules taught intensively
4 x 1 SMU credit unit (22.5 QMUL credit) modules
January 2019 to September 2019
January 2019 QMUL Induction: Students continue their dual degree in London, UK
4 x 22.5 credit taught modules at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (total 90 credits)
1 x 45 credit dissertation module
Late April - early June 2019 Examination period for taught modules
June - September 2019 Dissertation writing-up
INDUCTION AND CHOOSING YOUR MODULES
You will be required to attend an induction at the start of the programme in Singapore and to participate in an induction for QMUL in the UK at the start of the second part of your programme.
QMUL runs an induction period that includes an overview of the programme and module selection, dissertation and research skills. Full details of the induction programme will be made available online before you start.
All modules on this programme, apart from the dissertation module, are 1 SMU credit unit or 22.5 QMUL credits, both at SMU and QMUL. The dissertation is 45 QMUL credits.
|Corporate and Financial Law||Financial Regulation in Singapore, Hong Kong and Greater China|
|Corporate Law (JD Core Module)|
|Law of Mergers and Acquisitions|
|Trusts and Wealth Management in Singapore and Hong Kong|
|Foreign Business and Investment Law||Chinese Contract and Business Law: A Comparative Perspective|
|Commercial Conflict of Laws (JD Core Module)|
|Foreign Investment Law in Asia|
|International Business Law: An Asian Perspective|
|Technology Law and Regulations||Asian and Global Trends in Information Technology Law|
|Beyond the Law: Regulatory Mechanisms in Cross-border Issues in the Asian Context|
|Commercialisation of Intellectual Property Rights|
|Intellectual Property Law and Policy: International and Asian Perspectives|
Note: The courses offered each year will differ, depending on the availability of course instructors. At least 1 course from each category will be offered each year.
You must select 90 QMUL credits of modules from this list and do your compulsory dissertation in the field of Commercial Law (45 QMUL credits).
Ethics in Business and Finance OR Transnational Problems in Commercial Contracts - Compulsory (22.5 QMUL credits)
Dissertation - Compulsory (45 QMUL credits)
A compulsory dissertation is required which you will complete while studying at QMUL.
You should choose three of the following to make a total of four taught modules:
International Finance Law Applied
Information Security and the Law
Legal Aspects of Paperless Trade
Global Intellectual Property: Technology and Policy
The Law of Registered Trade Marks
International Law of Patents and Related Rights
Please note: Not all QMUL modules will be available in any one year. Any modules not available will be indicated as soon as this information is confirmed by teaching academics. At least one of the compulsory modules will be made available in any one year.
Last updated on 08 Aug 2017 .