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MASTER OF LEGAL STUDIES

Programme Code: LMA
Mode of Study: Research

ENTRY REQUIREMENT

  1. EITHER A Bachelor of Laws with CGPA of 3.0 and above or its equivalent;
  2. OR Bachelor of Laws with CGPA from 2.70 to 2.99 and one of the following criteria :
    1. Relevant work experience (3 years);
    2. Publication in a relevant field;
    3. Applicant is a scholarship holder;
    4. Applicant is a University of Malaya graduate;
    5. Applicant is a civil servant.
  3. OR Bachelor of Laws with CGPA from 2.50 to 2.69 and two of the following criteria:
    1. Relevant work experience (3 years);
    2. Publication in a relevant field;
    3. Applicant is a scholarship holder;
    4. Applicant is a University of Malaya graduate;
    5. Applicant is a civil servant.

Language Requirement

English Language for Non-Malaysians
TOEFL – score 600; OR
IELTS (Academic) – band 6.00

Bahasa Malaysia for Malaysians
Pass in Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM)

Bahasa Malaysia for Non-Malaysians
Required to attend at a satisfactory level and pass a course in Bahasa Malaysia conducted by the University before being conferred the Degree.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

All candidates on this programme must register for Research Methodology course (LQX7001) with 3 credits.
At the end of the candidature, a candidate is required to produce a thesis not exceeding 50,000 words on the subject of his/her research.

FACULTY SEMINARS

Candidates are required to deliver two (2) seminars.

  1. Research Proposal seminar-to be delivered at the First Semester. The candidates are required to submit a research proposal of 3,000 – 5,000 words.
  2. Candidature Defence seminar - to be delivered at the Second Semester. The candidates are required to deliver a research progress report of about 10,000 words.

PUBLICATION

Candidates are required to show proof of acceptance for publication of at least one (1) paper in the Category A or B refereed journal recognized by Faculty prior to a Committee of Examiners meeting.

RESEARCH FIELD

  1. Media Law
  2. Land Law
  3. Minorities and Indigenous Peoples
  4. Public International Law
  5. Administrative & Constitutional Law
  6. Alternative Dispute Resolution
  7. Healthcare Law and Ethics
  8. Labour & Occupational Safety and Health
  9. Corporate & Securities Law
  10. Information and Communication Technology
  11. Intellectual Property Law
  12. Civil Litigation
  13. Criminal Law & Criminal Justice
  14. Evidence
  15. Children & The Elderly
  16. Islamic Commercial Transactions
  17. Malaysian & Comparative Commercial Laws
  18. Public Law
  19. Regulatory Law
  20. Human Rights & Humanitarian Law
  21. Commercial Law
  22. International Law
  23. Law of Obligations & Remedies
  24. Legal Professional, Etiquette & Ethics
  25. Personal Law
  26. Property Law

PROGRAMME DURATION

Minimum  : 2 Normal Semesters
Maximum : 8 Normal Semesters

FEES STRUCTURE

Average Fees (Subject to change)

Malaysian: RM 10,984.00
International: USD 5,820.00

Last Updated: 08/01/2020