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Diploma in Law & Management (T09)

At a Glance

Duration:3 years full-time
Qualification:Diploma in Law & Management

Apply during the Joint Admissions Exercise following the release of the GCE ‘O’ Level results. For other categories of applicants, please refer to the section on 'Admissions'.

The Course

This Course provides you with legal and management knowledge and skills to function as paralegal professionals, both in the local and global arena.

It aims to equip you with relevant and current skills and knowledge, including the general management, administration and day-to-day running of a law office or legal department. You will be equipped with relevant and cutting-edge information technology skills for the legal environment and exposed to hands-on training through projects, assignments and through the Student Internship Programme. In using the Problem-based Learning approach, the Course will develop in you the capacity for continuous independent learning, as well as instil the spirit of professional ethics and integrity. It hopes to develop your creative problem-solving and analytical skills, your oral and written communication skills, as well as your interpersonal skills and ability to work in teams.

In your Freshman year, you will go through a programme similar to that undertaken by other Business students but with an introduction to some basic law subjects. In your Junior and Senior years, you will go on to study a wider range of substantive and procedural law subjects. In addition, you will also offer more management and accounting subjects that will be covered over the various semesters. You will also study Cross-Disciplinary Subjects of your choice. In the Senior year, you will have a further option of choosing two Diploma Electives.

Where suitable, substantive law subjects will be taught using the Problem-based Learning approach, involving at times web-based, online interaction. You will study various procedural law subjects, using the Real Environment Active Learning (REAL) approach. REAL teaching seeks to promote active learning by simulating, as far as possible, the actual working environment of the legal profession. Furthermore, the subject Management of Law Office & Court Technology taught in the Senior year will reinforce much of the management and legal issues learnt over the previous two years.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Course are well-placed to find employment as office administrators and paralegals in both law and non-legal organisations. You will assist lawyers in legal work like drafting of documents, legal research and in day-to-day management and administration.

The Diploma is recognised by the National University of Singapore, the Singapore Management University, various United Kingdom, Australian and New Zealand universities as an entry qualification into their LLB programmes. In addition, many overseas universities also accord our graduates advanced standing towards various non-law degree courses.

Minimum Entry Requirements

English Language (EL1)*Grades 1-4
Mathematics (E or A)Grades 1-6
Any three other subjects, excluding CCA                    Grades 1-6

To be eligible for selection, you must also have sat for at least one of the following subjects:
Art/Art & Design, Business Studies, Combined Humanities, Commerce/Commercial Studies, Economics, Geography, Higher Art, Higher Music, History, Introduction to Enterprise Development, Literature in English/Chinese/Malay/Tamil, Music, Principles of Accounts

* SPM/UEC holders must have a minimum of grade 4 for the Bahasa Inggeris (English Language) subject

See also the minimum entry requirements for:
International Students

Graduation Requirements

Cumulative Grade Point Average            min 1.0
TP Core Subjects20 credit units
Diploma Subjects 
    Core Subjects95 credit units
    Elective Subjectsmin 6 credit units
Cross-Disciplinary Subjectsmin 9 credit units
Total Credit Units Completedmin 130 credit units

Cross-Disciplinary Subjects

Students are required to obtain a minimum of 9 credit units from the list of Cross-Disciplinary Subjects.

Further Education

For further education opportunities, please refer to

Additional Information


For more enquiries, please feel free to contact us at:

Temasek Polytechnic
21 Tampines Avenue 1
Singapore 529757

For Admission & Application Enquiries:

Tel: 6788 2000

For Course Enquiries:

Tel: 6780 5127

Sale of Prospectus

The prospectus for full-time diploma is on sale at the following for the price of S$7.00 per copy:

One Stop Service Centre
Temasek Polytechnic
Administration Block 9
East Wing, Lobby C, Level 2 (Plaza Level)
21 Tampines Avenue 1
Singapore 529757

Alternatively, you can request for the prospectus to be mailed to you. The cost is S$7.00 + S$2.50(local postage cost) for local addresses and S$7.00 + overseas postage cost for overseas addresses. You can send in your requests to

Please make your cheques/drafts* payable to "Temasek Polytechnic" and send it together with your request to:

Corporate Communications
Temasek Polytechnic
21 Tampines Avenue 1
Singapore 529757

* Foreign cheques/drafts drawn on overseas banks are not acceptable.

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