Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) (Law)

Application Dates
Course Overview
Doctorate (PhD)
Tuition Fees
RM 3,000 per year (Local students)
Full Time: 3 - 5 years; Part Time: 5 - 7 years
Prior Study
Bachelor degree
Study Field

Course outline

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

Coursework component shall be approximately 40%-70%.

Compulsory subjects:

  • Advanced Research Methodology for Law
  • Qualitative & Quantitative Research Methods for Law
  • Commercialisation & Entrepreneurship



Entry requirements

a) 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.

b) A minimum overall TOEFL score 600 (paper-based) or 100 (internet-based); OR

c) A minimum IELTS (academic) overall band score of 6.0; OR

d) A credit in 1119 English Exam; OR

e) A minimum MUET overall band score 4; OR

f) Any other qualification which is of equivalent level as determined by the Senate of the University.

Other entry criteria

Waiver of English requirement:

• The English language requirement and English interview is waived for the candidates who are natives of an/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.

Application deadline

Application opens throughout the year