Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Laws (By Research)

Faculty of Law (FOL)

(N/380/8/0038) 04/21 (MQA/PA8386)

Our post graduate programmes LLM by research and PhD draw on the research strengths of the faculty’s academic staff who are active researchers in a wide area of national and international issues, legal reform and development. We are committed to providing the very best learning experience for all our students in a stimulating, supportive and research-led environment.

Our LLM by research and PhD programmes allow maximum flexibility by allowing the candidate to choose a topic of personal interest. Careful guidance is given throughout. The close-knit research community, offers, continuous support and with the advantage of small-group teaching, there is scope to explore topics in depth and nurture and hone research skills to realise one’s full potential. Additionally, our strong links with the legal profession, judiciary, AG’s Chambers and industry will enable you to grow your networks and enhance your employability in preparation for a successful legal career.

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Scholarship Postgraduate (Malaysian)
Scholarship Postgraduate (International)

  • Fields of Research
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution
      Banking Law
      Business Law
      Child Law
      Constitutional Law
      Contract Law
      Corporate Law
      Criminal Law
      Cyber Law
      Employment Law
      Human Rights Law
      Industrial Relations Law
      Information Technology Law
      International Law
      Labour Law
      Law and Economics
      Law and Technology
      Media Law
      Medical Law and Ethics
      Sports Law
      Securities Law
  • Compulsory Subjects
    • Advanced Research Methodology for Law
      Qualitative & Quantitative Research Methods for Law
      Commercialisation & Entrepreneurship
  • Entry Requirements
    • A bachelor degree (Level 6, MQF) in Law or Shariah and Master’s degree (Level 7, MQF) or its equivalent qualification as accepted by the HEP Senate.
    • A Bachelor’s degree with minimum CGPA of 3.67 or equivalent, in Law or Shariah or related field from MMU or institutions recognised by Senate can be accepted subject to rigorous internal assessment.
    • Any other qualification which is of equivalent level as determined by the Senate of the University.
    • English Entry Requirement:
      • Minimum IELTS overall band score of 6.0 or its equivalent*
      • *The equivalency table is as below:

      English Competency CEFR High
      CEFR Low
      CEFR Mid
      CEFR High
      IELTS 5.0 5.5 6.0 6.5
      TOEFL iBT 42 46 60 79
      MUET Band 3 Band 3 Band 4 Band 4
      Pearson Test of English 47 51 59 63
      Cambridge Qualifications and Test 154 160 169 176

      • In addition to the above, any other qualification which is of equivalent level as determined by the Senate of the University.

      • The English language requirement is waived for the candidates who are natives of and/or have completed their Bachelor’s or Master’s degrees from countries that use English as the medium of instruction as well as the first language.

  • Programme Duration
    • Full-Time: Min. 3 years, Max. 5 years
    • Part-Time: Min. 5 years, Max. 7 years
  • Intake
    •  Throughout the year