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A Minor Programme is a coherent course of study
providing depth in a certain area outside the
Faculty of Law. The Modular Credit (MC) requirement
for a Minor Programme is at least 24 MCs. Other
stricter requirements may apply for specific minors.
The Minor Programme will be reflected in the
student's transcript upon successful completion.
From AY1213 onwards, law students may read any Minor Programmes offered by the University subject to fulfillment of the criteria (if any) by the Minor Programmes. For details on the requirements of each Minor, please refer to the relevant sections under each Faculty/School at the NUS Bulletin.
|1.||For restricted minor - students need to apply directly at the faculty/school offering those minor programme(s).|
|2.||For Minor in Forensic Science - please take note that the pre-requisite module, CM1101, will be on top of the 24MCs that a normal Minor programme requires. Upon completion of this Minor, the 28MCs will be pro-rated to 12MCs for the calculation of Class of Honours. As such, students will only be reading 44MCs of Law Elective modules.|
Here is an illustration.
|Description||Normal LL.B. with a Minor||Normal
LL.B. with a Minor in Forensic Science
(CM1101 is counted as part of the Minor Programme)
|Law Compulsory Modules||88MCs||88MCs|
|Minor Requirements||24MCs -> To be pro-rated to 12MCs for calculation of COH||28MCs (include CM1101) -> To be pro-rated to 12MCs for calculation of COH|
|Law Elective Modules||48MCs||44MCs|
|Total No. of Credits for Calculation of Class of Honors (COH)||148MCs||144MCs|
Formula for Calculating Class of Honours
A student's Class of Honours at the Faculty of Law shall be determined by the Final Year Board of Examiners [BOE], by taking into account the results obtained in all modules that the student has passed at the National University of Singapore [NUS] for the degree of Bachelor of Law [LL.B]. This rule will be subjected to the Faculty of Law Regulations relating to Supplementary Examinations and Special Examinations. The results in all such modules in all years shall be given equal weight, except that where the student has read more than 12 credits outside the Faculty of Law toward the credit requirements for the LL.B., the student's non-law credits will be aggregated and pro-rated so as to accord them a weightage of 12 credits in calculating the Class of Honours.
Minors are open to students reading a 160MCs law degree. Graduate LL.B. students, DDP students, CDP students, students in other joint programmes, and students who are going away for two semesters (full year) of exchange are not eligible for the Minor Programmes.
Declaration of a Minor
Students should "declare" their Minor before the end of their 5th semester of study via the Centralized Online Registration System (CORS). Information and instruction on CORS are available HERE.
For more information on the curriculum of specific Minor Programmes, please contact the relevant Faculty/Department directly. Law students with general enquiries on Minor Programmes may email the Dean's Office at email@example.com.