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The Program is designed with the philosophy and objectives to enable law personnel to develop their capacity up to international level for equivalent and effective business relations with foreign partners as well as to introduce a high level of legal studies to be recognized worldwide. The Program is also aimed to achieving international cooperation between the Faculty of Law, Thammasat University and law schools of other universities where exchanges of law students and faculty members are being or to be carried out.
Applicants must have earned a bachelor degree of laws from universities accredited by Thammasat University with cumulative GPA of 2.75 or and upper or been selected by the Implementing Committee on Graduate Program in Business Laws (English Program) together with a letter of recommendation from an academic advisor or a lecturer taught in a bachelor level or a superior in support of consideration. Upon the decision of the Board of Graduate Program of the Faculty of Law, law and/or English tests may be required. If the Admission Committee deems appropriate, certain applicants may be invited for an additional interview in support of consideration. Besides, Applicants must have passed the TU-GET test of the Language Institute, Thammasat University or TOEFL or IELTS as required by the Faculty of Law and Thammasat University with the scores valid not exceeding 2 years as of the date of application provided that the TU-GET scores are 500 and upper or TOEFL scores are 500 and upper for paper-based test or 173 and upper for computer-based test or 61 and upper for internet-based test or IELTS scores are 5.0 and upper, or as approved by the Admission Committee upon approval of the Implementing Committee on Graduate Program in Business Laws (English Program).
The Program is a part-time two-semester system. Classes are conducted in the evening of Monday through Friday from 17.30-20.30 hours. There are two compulsory semesters in an academic year. Each of such semesters consists of 15-16 weeks of classes. Summer semester may also be available covering not less than 8 weeks provided that extra hours are added for each class in order to make cumulative hours equal to those required for classes in normal semesters. Summer classes, however, are not compulsory.
The program is conducted entirely in English.
The Program offers two plans of study as follows.
1) Plan A Form Kor 2 offers the fulfillment of required courses and a thesis. Plan A Form Kor 2 requires not less than 39 credits consisting of not less than 24 of which are for certain required courses and 15 credits of which are for a thesis.
2) Plan B, on the other hand, offers the fulfillment of required courses and an independent research. Plan B requires not less than 39 credits consisting of not less than 33 of which are for certain required courses and 6 credits of which are for an independent research.