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Diploma in Legal Studies

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The diploma programme consists of 8 subjects and may be completed in 8 months.

  • Introduction to Singaporean and International Legal Systems
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Family Law
  • Property Law and Conveyance
  • Wills and Estates
  • Commercial Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Law of Tort and Civil Obligation

Diploma in Legal Studies aims to:

  • Provide basic skills and legal knowledge required to succeed in the profession as well as to support day-to-day business operations.
  • Understand basic legal rights and duties and on how to make an informed decision in a given situation.
  • Basic skills in legal research and writing, allowing students to analyse case studies and prepare legally binding documents.
  • Acquire sound knowledge of law and its practice to effectively support legal professionals.

For Singaporean / PR

  • GCE ‘N’ or ‘O’ levels, NITEC holders or equivalent qualifications (3 Foundation Studies subjects required)
  • GCE 'A' Levels, Higher NITEC or equivalent qualifications
  • Other qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis*

*subject to meeting Kaplan School of Diploma Studies entry requirement

For International Students

  • Year 12 or equivalent qualifications
  • Year 9-11 or equivalent qualifications (3 Foundations Studies subjects required)
  • English proficiency may be considered sufficient and an IELTS score may not be required if applicant possesses a diploma from a recognised institution where English was the sole medium of instruction. Otherwise, minimum IELTS score of 5.5 or to pass the Kaplan PBEP programme Level 5, prior to entry or equivalent is required.

Delivery Method

The programme consists of 8 subjects and may be completed in a minimum of 8 months over 4 terms. Each subject is supported with 42 contact hours. Classes are 3-hour sessions held Monday - Friday. There will be no weekend classes.

Assessment Methods

Each unit is assessed by any combination of class participation, written assignments, project or examinations. Assessment methods may vary according to individual unit requirements.

Students who successfully complete and pass the modules stipulated in the course structures will be awarded the Diploma in Legal Studies from Kaplan Higher Education Academy.

Tuition fees

The tuition fee covers study guides, course notes, assignments, examination, projects, diploma/advanced diploma (if earned) and transcript.

For Singaporean / PR

  • Instalment 1: SGD 1,391.00
  • Instalment 2: SGD 1,391.00
  • Instalment 3: SGD 1,257.25
  • Instalment 4: SGD 1,257.25
  • Total: SGD 5,296.50
  • SGD 5,046.50 (after SGD 250 study rebate for fresh GCE 'N'/'O'/'A'/ITE graduates & ORD personnel). However, study rebate will be deductable from the last instalment if payment is made by instalment plan.
  • Receive $100 referral bursary when you recommend your friend to join our diploma course. T&Cs apply.

For International Students

  • Programme fee: SGD 11,556.00

Non-tuition fees

Non-refundable application fees are as follows:

For Singaporean/PR

  • Application fee: SGD 74.90

For International Students

  • Application fee: SGD 492.20
  • Administration fee: SGD 749 (which includes application for Kaplan student access card, Student’s Pass, Fee Protection Scheme and Medical Insurance)

All prices are inclusive of 7% Goods & Services Tax (GST). Please refer to the official price list for a detailed breakdown.

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*Note: All fees are subjected to change annually. The fees above have been updated and are accurate as of 8 Jan 2017. For more information about the programme, please contact our course consultant.

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