Master of Laws in International Business Law


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  • Overview

  • About the Programme

    An education grant of S$2,180 is available to local applicants for the 2024 intakes of this programme. Please contact our Programme Consultant for more information.

    The Master of Laws in International Business Law meets the current demand for specialist knowledge and skills in a rapidly expanding field. The programme provides you with the opportunity to explore the legal regulation of the world of international business, and you will acquire knowledge and understanding of the aspects of substantive and procedural law.

    The programme will also provide you with the opportunity to critically examine different systems of Law at a higher level. The critical analysis skills that you will develop while studying on this programme will enhance your employment opportunities in the legal and business sectors, as well as enabling you to acquire a strong basis for progression to doctoral studies.

    The Master of Laws in International Business Law aims to develop your ability in analysing and evaluating the principal features of international business law. You will study the major concepts, values, principles and rules that dictate the discipline. You will communicate complex and abstract ideas in an articulate and confident manner, as well as learning a host of transferrable skills that will stand you in good stead for when it comes to securing employment.


    Graduation & Degree Awarded

    Students who successfully complete and pass the modules stipulated in the programme structure will be awarded the Master of Laws in International Business Law from Birmingham City University, United Kingdom.

    The Master’s Degree will be the same as that awarded to the on-campus graduates in the United Kingdom.

    Key facts
    12 months
    January & July
    Career Opportunities
    Corporate Counsel
    Customs and Trade Specialist
    International Arbitrator
    International Business Consultant
    International Contract Manager
    Trade Compliance Manager
    A combination of assignments and examinations

Ranking & Accreditation

Member of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
Member of the Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS)
Member of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD)
  • Intakes

    There are 2 intakes per year.

    • January
    • July

      Please contact our programme consultant to obtain a copy of the class schedules.

    Minimum Class Size
    • 20 students

      Class may commence with fewer students than indicated above, subject to resource availability. In the event of cancellation, you will be notified at least 1 week before the programme commencement date, stated in your student contract with Kaplan, and our consultants will contact you to advise on a backup plan.



Core Modules
  • International Corporate Law
  • Transnational Commercial Law
  • Corporate Criminality and Tax Evasion
  • Advanced Legal Research Methods
  • International Intellectual Property Law
  • Conflict Resolution in Business
  • Dissertation

Click here for module descriptions.

  • Admission Criteria
    Academic Requirements

    This Master's Degree programme accepts the following qualifications, which includes:

    • A Bachelor’s Degree
    • Other qualifications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis

    In all cases, the final decision on admission to the programme rests with the University.

    English Language Requirements
    Working Experience
    • Not applicable
  • Fees

    • Local Applicants
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      Part-time (Local Applicants) – Click here to apply online. 

      Tuition Fee

      The total tuition fee covers university registration, lectures/tutorials/workshops and main assessments such as assignments/tests/examinations/projects (where applicable), programme materials in digital format, Degree (if earned) and transcript.

      S$23,285.67 payable in 4 instalments 
      (Nett programme fee listed above = Tuition Fee of S$ 25,465.67 minus Education Grant of S$2,180^)

      Fee inclusive of 9% GST

      Receive a S$400 referral fee when you recommend a friend to enrol in our Degree programme*.

      ^The Education Grant and amount specified is exclusive to selected programmes and not transferable to other programmes or another intake of the same programme. 

      *Click here for Terms and Conditions for Rebates and Offers.

      NTUC members are eligible for funding support under the Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP). The maximum claimable is capped annually at S$250 for NTUC members below 40 years old and S$500 for NTUC members aged 40 and above.

      For application guidelines, please click here.

      For FAQs, please click here.

      Non-Refundable Application Fee

      Fee inclusive of 9% GST

      Student Development Fee

      Fee inclusive of 9% GST

      *Payment for this fee will be included in the first instalment.

      The Student Development Fee covers the provision of a comprehensive range of initiatives aimed at enhancing the career and industry-readiness of Kaplan students, such as programmes aimed at improving interpersonal skills, technical and digital skills, as well as career advisory and job matching services. More details can be found here.

      Mode of Payment

      Click here to learn about available payment modes.


      All fees indicated are inclusive of Goods and Services Tax (GST) at the prevailing rate of 9%. For more information on the GST revision, please refer to the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) website. Please refer to the official price list for a detailed breakdown.

      Fees remain subject to change. Applicant will be charged the prevailing fees and GST at the time of application. For more information about the programme, please contact our programme consultant.

      Please refer to the following scenarios for how GST will be applied:

      Scenario 1

      • Invoice generated in 2023
      • Services rendered in 2023

      8% GST will apply.


      Scenario 2

      • Invoice generated in 2023
      • Services rendered on or after 1 Jan 2024
      • Payment collected on or after 1 Jan 2024 

      9% GST will apply.


      Scenario 3

      • Invoice generated on or after 1 Jan 2024

      9% GST will apply.

      Education Loan

      Choice of flexible repayment schemes available to suit your needs.

      • Standard Repayment: Pay your monthly instalments (principal and interest) once your loan is disbursed.
      • Partial Repayment: Pay partial instalments for up to 3 years or till the end of your programme, whichever is earlier. Standard monthly instalments (principal and interest) will commence thereafter.
      • Interest Servicing: Pay only interest for up to 3 years or till the end of your programme, whichever is earlier. Standard monthly instalments (principal and interest) will commence thereafter.
      • Flexible repayment tenure of up to 8 years.

      Please click here for more information on Maybank Education loan and here for OCBC Frank Education loan. Terms and conditions apply, subject to bank’s approval.

      Education Grant

      This Education Grant aims to provide financial assistance to Birmingham City University students pursuing selected Degree programmes. For more information, please click here or contact our programme consultant.

  • Duration
    • 12 months
    Maximum allowed candidature period
    • 72 months

      If a student fails to complete the programme within the candidature period, they will not be entitled to any recourse or refund.

BCU_Kenneth Tan

I chose to study the Master of Laws in International Business Law (LLM) programme with Birmingham City University (BCU) at Kaplan, as I am a BCU Bachelor of Laws (LLB) alumnus and it was a natural progression to upgrade myself. I was also confident in the academic team’s ability to deliver, as some of them had taught my LLB programme.

Kenneth Tan  
​Senior Manager (Contracts & Legal), Engineering Industry 

Master of Laws in International Business Law 
Birmingham City University Student (2021) 

BCU_Ronald Tan

The programme gave me legal perspectives, further enhanced my analytical and evaluation skills, and helped me to stay current and relevant. I would recommend BCU to others, as the school caters to working professionals who wish to acquire legal knowledge by studying on a part-time basis.

Ronald Tan Chee Siong  
​​​​​CEO, Financial Services Industry  

Master of Laws in International Business Law 
Birmingham City University Graduate (2021)

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