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MASTER OF LEGAL STUDIES

Programme Code: LMA
Programme Duration :
Min : 2 normal sem
Max : 8 sem (4 years)
Mode of Study : Research
Delivery Method: Conventional  :  Attending class physically at the campus

The Master of Legal Studies is a multidisciplinary programme offered by the Faculty of Law. Guest lecturers from outside the University will also be invited to teach from time to time. This programme fulfills the need to train professional and skilled personnel who are involved in the criminal justice system. It is suitable not only for practitioners in the Malaysian criminal justice system but also practitioners from overseas.

ENTRY REQUIREMENT

1. EITHER A Bachelor's degree with Honours with CGPA of 3.0 and above or its equivalent;

2. OR A Bachelor's degree with Honours with CGPA from 2.70 to 2.99 and one of the following criteria:

  • Relevant work experience (3 years);
  • Publication in a relevant field;
  • Applicant is a scholarship holder;
  • Applicant is a Universiti Malaya graduate;
  • Applicant is a civil servant.

3. OR Bachelor of Laws with CGPA from 2.50 to 2.69 and two of the following criteria:

  • Relevant work experience (3 years);
  • Publication in a relevant field;
  • Applicant is a scholarship holder;
  • Applicant is a Universiti Malaya graduate;
  • Applicant is a civil servant.

General Information: Registrations are open all year. However, selection of proposals will be made by the Taskforce Research Candidate Selection that convenes four (4) times a year - March, June, September, and December. For example, if you apply for our PhD programme in July, the committee will only convene in September and the decision will be made thereafter.
 
Below is our application process for the PhD programme and Master of Legal Studies.

  1. Receipt of application of PhD or MLS through Maya portal (to comply with all the requirements stated on our website).
  2. Selection of Proposal by PhD and MLS Committee members.
  3. If accepted, the proposal will be sent to the proposed supervisor(s) for their consideration.
  4. If the Taskforce and Supervisor(s) are agreeable to the student’s proposal, an offer letter will be issued to the student through our Maya portal.
  5. If the Taskforce or the proposed Supervisor rejects the proposal, the decision will be conveyed to the student through our MAYA portal.

 
Enrolment for the PhD and MLS programme are on:

Sem 1 – October (current year)
Sem 2 – March (current year)

Any application needs to be submitted with a 1000-words proposal in the following format:

  1. Introduction
  2. Problem Statement
  3. Literature Review
  4. Research Objectives
  5. Research Questions
  6. Methodology
  7. Conclusion

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

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

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

  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

General Information:  Registrations are open all year. However, selection of proposals will be made by the Taskforce Research Candidate Selection that convenes four (4) times a year - March, June, September, and December. For example, if you apply for our MLS programme in July, the committee will only convene in September and the decision will be made thereafter.
 
Below is our application process for the PhD programme and Master of Legal Studies.

  1. Receipt of application of PhD or MLS through Maya portal (to comply with all the requirements stated on our website).
  2. Selection of Proposal by PhD and MLS Committee members.
  3. If accepted, the proposal will be sent to the proposed supervisor(s) for their consideration.
  4. If the Taskforce and Supervisor(s) are agreeable to the student’s proposal, an offer letter will be issued to the student through our Maya portal.
  5. If the Taskforce or the proposed Supervisor rejects the proposal, the decision will be conveyed to the student through our MAYA portal.

 
Enrolment for the PhD and MLS programme are on:
Sem 1 – October (current year)
Sem 2 – March (current year)

Any application need to be submitted with a 1000 word proposal in the following format:

  1. Introduction
  2. Literature Review
  3. Research Objectives and Research Questions
  4. Methodology
  5. Discussion
  6. Conclusion

Last Update: 14/05/2024