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Master of Legal Studies (Research)

This program consists of research only.
A candidate for the Master of Legal Studies is required to demonstrate ability to carry out under guidance, research of high quality and to relate the research to the broader legal framework. At the end of the course, the candidate should demonstrate ability to present well written work and demonstrate competence in the chosen field of law.

Career options in a variety of organizations such as :

  1. A private law firm
  2. A bar association
  3. A law school
  4. A legal clinic

Candidate might also pursue one of these law-related careers :

  1. In communications
  2. In computer and technology law
  3. Consulting with a law firm
  4. In education
  5. In law enforcement
  6. In politics
  7. In banking and financial services

PROGRAME CODE    : LMA
MODE OF STUDY      : RESEARCH

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

All candidates on this programme must register for Research Methodology course (LQX7001- Research Methodology) with 3 credits and the Dissertation shall not exceed 50,000 words.

RESEARCH FIELDS

  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

FACULTY 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 a Category A or B refereed journal recognized by Faculty prior to a Committee of Examiners meeting.

  1. Bahasa Malaysia Requirement for Malaysian
    1. Pass in Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM)

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

  3. English Language Requirement for Non-Malaysian
    1. TOEFL – score 550; or
    2. IELTS (Academic) – band 6.00; or
    3. Pass English Language course offered by University of Malaya (UMCCed) ; or
    4. Possesses a degree or degrees from a university or an institution of higher education where the medium of instruction is in English language.



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(Applicants with a Bachelor of Laws degree with CGPA below 2.50 will not be considered for admission.)

Applicants for the LLM programmes at the University of Malaya must satisfy the following requirements:

  1. A Bachelor’s degree with honours with CGPA of 3.0 and above or its equivalent; or

  2. A Bachelor’s degree with honours with CGPA from 2.70 to 2.99 or its equivalent and one (1) of the criteria below, or:
    1. relevant work experience;
    2. publication in the relevant field;
    3. applicant is a scholarship holder;
    4. applicant is a University of Malaya graduate.

  3. A Bachelor’s degree with honours with CGPA from 2.50 to 2.69 and two (2) of the criteria below:
    1. relevant work experience;
    2. publication in a relevant field;
    3. applicant is a scholarship holder;
    4. applicant is a University of Malaya graduate.

Candidates may begin in September (Semester I) or February (Semester II)

Deadline for applications: 31 May. Apply here.

Fees are to be paid progressively based on courses taken each Semester.

Citizen: RM 13,127 Fee Structure for Citizen.

Non-Citizen: RM 29,025 Fee Structure for Non-Citizen.

Last Updated: 26/08/2019