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

Offered by: Multimedia University (MMU), Melaka Campus
Exam BodyInternal Postgraduate Degree, Malaysia
Course DurationFull-Time: Min. 3 years, Max. 5 years / Part-Time: Min. 5 years, Max. 7 years
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time / Part Time
FacultyFaculty of Law (FOL)
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Level of StudyDoctoral Degree (Ph.D) Level
Field of StudyLaw
Course Description

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.


Fields of Research

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Business Law
  • Contract Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Cyber Law
  • Employment Law
  • Education Law
  • Human Rights Law
  • Industrial Relations Law
  • Information Technology Law
  • International Law
  • Labour Law
  • Law & Economic
  • Law & Practice of Arbitration
  • Media Law
  • Mediation Law
  • Sports Law
  • Tort 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.
Intake MonthsThroughout the year

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

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