Taught course

Commercial Law (Singapore/London) 15months

Queen Mary, University of London · Centre for Commercial Law Studies - CCLS

Entry requirements

Law graduates

The usual qualification for entry to the LLM programme is a degree in law, or a degree with a substantial law content, of at least 2.1 honours (or equivalent). Law graduates with 2.2 honours who also have other legal qualifications and/or substantial professional legal experience may also qualify.

Non-law graduates

Non-law graduates may be considered on the basis of any professional experience that directly relates to the subject area. Non-law graduates with a minimum second class honours degree that have also obtained a Merit (or 60 per cent) in the Common Professional Examination (CPE) and Bar Finals/Legal Practice examinations, or passed the solicitors’ qualifying examination, may qualify.

International applicants

Applicants must meet all of the QMUL LLM entry requirements to apply for the dual degree programme. For detailed country specific entry requirements please visit the international students section of our website. If your first language is not English, you must provide evidence of your English language proficiency. Find details of the English language entry requirements for postgraduate law programmes.

Months of entry


Course content

The Dual LLM in Commercial Law (Singapore and London) programme aims to provide students with a unique opportunity to study commercial law in two major commercial hubs, Singapore and London. The programme is designed to give you a broad overview of Asian commercial law in Singapore followed by the opportunity to build on this knowledge by going into more depth in London, through more specialised taught modules as well as a dissertation.

This is a highly intensive 15-month degree programme where you will gain insight into the legal underpinnings of commerce in the East and West. On successful completion you will be awarded a Dual LLM in Commercial Law (Singapore and London) from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) in the UK and Singapore Management University (SMU) in Singapore.


This course is taught over a 15-month period from July 2017 to September 2018.

Singapore Management University (SMU)

  • July 2017 SMU Induction: Students start their dual degree in Singapore
  • 2 x 22.5 credit modules taught intensively
  • 4 x 22.5 credit modules (total 90 credits).

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)

  • January 2018 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 2018 Examination period for taught modules
  • June - September 2018 Dissertation writing-up.

135 credits from QMUL and 135 credits from SMU (270 credits in total).

Information for international students

Home/EU students can apply for a range of other funding, such as Professional and Career Development Loans, and Employer Sponsorship, depending on their circumstances and the specific programme of study.

Overseas students may be eligible to apply for a range of external scholarships and we also provide information about relevant funding providers in your home country.

Fees and funding


There are a number of sources of funding available for Masters students.

These include a significant package of competitive Queen Mary bursaries and scholarships in a range of subject areas, as well as external sources of funding.

School of Law scholarships

The School of Law offers a range of scholarships for Law Masters programmes each year. Full details are made available on the law funding page from October – November each year.

Queen Mary bursaries and scholarships

We offer a range of bursaries and scholarships for Masters students including competitive scholarships, bursaries and awards, some of which are for applicants studying specific subjects.

Read more about funding a masters.

Qualification and course duration


full time
15 months

Course contact details

Angeliki Polatou
+44 (0)20 7882 3609