Doctor of Philosophy (Laws) By Research

Application Dates
Course Overview
Doctorate (PhD)
Tuition Fees
Malaysian Students: RM 2,900/year
Melaka Campus, Melaka
Full Time : Min. 3 years , Max. 5 years; Part Time : Min. 5 years , Max. 7 years
Study Field

Course Overview

Our postgraduate 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.

Field 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


Faculty of Law

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.

English Language Requirement

An applicant is required to possess a sufficient level of English language proficiency by obtaining one of the followings:

  1. A minimum IELTS overall band score of 6.0; or
  2. A minimum overall TOEFL iBT score of 60; or
  3. A minimum MUET overall band score of 4; or
  4. A minimum Pearson Test of English score of 59; or
  5. A minimum Cambridge Qualifications and Test score of 169.

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


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