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Master of Laws (LL.M)

Admission Requirements

A Bachelor of Law (Honours) degree, or a Bachelor of Law or Syariah (Honours) degree from UKM or any institution of higher learning recognised by the UKM Senate with a minimum CGPA of 3.00.
For a candidate with CGPA of  2.70-2.90, the candidate is required to have three (3) years of working experience in the legal and judicial services or related field and the Faculty Graduate Studies Committee must also be satisfied that the candidate is able to pursue the Master programme.

Programme Structure

(a) Thesis Only

For the Master of Laws programme by thesis only, it is compulsory for a candidate to prepare a thesis of not more than 60,000 words worth 40 units. The candidate will be supervised by a supervisor/co supervisor/graduate committee to be determined by the Faculty Graduate Studies Committee.
It is compulsory for candidates to take UK6215 Legal Research Methodology as a registered audit course (AU) in the first semester of the study period.

(b) Coursework and Thesis

For the Master of Laws programme by coursework and thesis, it is compulsory for a candidate to complete ONE (1) compulsory course UK6215 Legal Research Methodology, FOUR (4) elective  courses and complete a thesis of not more than 30,000 words  worth 15 units. Each course whether compulsory or elective is equivalent to 5 units.
The total number of units for  coursework and thesis is 40.
For full time candidates, the total  number of units for   coursework per semester is a maximum of 20  and a minimum of 10.
For part-time candidates, the total number of units for coursework per semester is a maximum of 10 and a minimum of 5.
Candidates must maintain a minimum CGPA of 3.00 each semester before commencement of thesis writing.

(c) Coursework Only

For the Master of Laws programme through coursework only, it is compulsory for a candidate to complete ONE (1) compulsory course UK6215 Legal Research Methodology and SEVEN (7) elective courses. Each course whether compulsory or elective is equivalent to 5 units.  The total number of units for coursework only is 40 units.
For full time candidates, the total number of units for coursework per semester is a maximum of  20 and a minimum of 10.
For part-time candidates, the total number of units for coursework per semester is a maximum of 10 and a minimum of 5.
Candidates must maintain a minimum CGPA of 3.00 to be awarded a degree.

List of courses(for coursework)
UK 6015  – Comparative Labour Law & Industrial Relations
UK 6045  – Child Law
UK 6065  – Comparative Family Law
UK 6075  – Islamic Financial System
UK 6095  – Islamic Criminal Law
UK 6105  – Comparative Administrative Law
UK 6115  – Comparative Constitutional Law
UK 6125  – Advanced Intellectual Property Law
UK 6135  – Advanced International Trade Law
UK 6145  – Law of Information Technology
UK 6155 – Law of Corporate Crime
UK 6175  – International Law and Third World
UK 6185  – International Law of the Sea
UK 6195  – Medical Law
UK 6205  – Gender & Law
UK 6215  – Legal Research Methodology
UK 6225  – Law of Securities Regulation
UK 6235  – Insolvency Law
UK 6245  – Advanced Law of Sale of Goods
UK 6255  – International Economic Law
UK 6265  – Advanced Company Law
UK 6275  – International Human Rights Law
UK 6285  – Competition Law
UK 6295  – Heritage Law
UK 6305  – Advanced Tourism Law
UK 6325  – Advanced International Law And Indigenous Peoples
UK 6335  – Law of Migration
UK 6345  – International Development Law
UK 6355 – Coroner’s Law
UK6365 – Advanced Sports Law
UK 6395 – Advanced Evidence Law
UK 6405 – Water Law
UK 6415 – Forensic Law

Language Requirements
(Applicable For International Application Only)

Foreign candidates should have attained a minimum band of 547 for TOEFL or a minimum band of 6 for IELTS.
Foreign candidates who possess a good command of the Malay language will be exempted from the above unless the candidate wishes to write a thesis in English.

*For information on duration of study, tuition and examination fees, kindly visit the website of the Centre for Academic Management at

*Application to the programme can be done online through Graduate Admission Application System (Guest) at

LL.M Student’s Handbook 2017/2018

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Buku Panduan Siswazah 2017-2018

(*Buku Panduan Siswazah 2018/2019*)

Buku Panduan Siswazah 2018-2019

LL.M Timetable for Semester 2, Session 2017/2018

Our timetable for LL.M studies are as follows:-

LLM Timetable SEM 2 Session 2017-2018

LL.M Academic Calendar Session 2018-2019 (LATEST)

Academic Calendar Sem 1, Session 2018-2019

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Target 17.1 Mobilize resources to improve domestic revenue collection.

Target 17.2 Implement all development assistance commitments.

Target 17.3 Mobilize financial resources for developing countries.

Target 17.4 Assist developing countries in attaining debt sustainability.

Target 17.5 Invest in least-developed countries.

Target 17.6 Knowledge sharing and cooperation for access to science, technology, and innovation.

Target 17.7 Promote sustainable technologies to developing countries.

Target 17.8 Strengthen science, technology, and innovation capacity for least-developed countries.

Target 17.9 Enhanced SDG capacity in developing countries.

Target 17.10 Promote a universal trading system under the WTO.

Target 17.11 Increase the exports of developing countries.

Target 17.12 Remove trade barriers for least-developed countries.

Target 17.13 Enhance global macroeconomic stability.

Target 17.14 Enhance policy coherence for sustainable development.

Target 17.15 Respect national leadership to implement policies for sustainable development.

Target 17.16 Enhance the global partnership for sustainable development.

Target 17.17 Encourage effective partnerships.

Target 17.18 Enhance availability of relable data.

Target 17.19 Further develop measurements of progress.

Target 4.1 Free primary and secondary education.

Target 4.2 Equal access to quality pre-primary education.

Target 4.3 Equal access to affordable technical, vocational and higher education.

Target 4.4 Increase the number of people with relevant skills for financial success.

Target 4.5 Eliminate all discrimination in education.

Target 4.6 Universal literacy and numeracy

Target 4.7 Education for sustainable development and global citizenship

Target 4.a Build and upgrade inclusive and safe schools.

Target 4.b Expand higher education scholarships for developing countries.

Target 4.c Increase the supply of qualified teachers in developing countries.

Target 3.1 Reduce maternal mortality.

Target 3.2 End all preventable deaths under 5 years of age.

Target 3.3 Fight communicable diseases.

Target 3.4 Reduce mortality from non-communicable diseases and promote mental health.

Target 3.5 Prevent and treat substance abuse.

Target 3.6 Reduce road injuries and deaths.

Target 3.7 Universal access to sexual and reproductive care, family planning and education

Target 3.8 Achieve universal health coverage.

Target 3.9 Reduce illnesses and deaths from hazardous chemicals and pollution.

Target 3.a Implement the WHO framework convention on tobacco control.

Target 3.b Support research, development and access to affordable vaccines and medicines.

Target 3.c Increase health financing and support health workforce in developing countries.

Target 3.d Improve early warning systems for global health risks.

Target 9.1 Develop sustainable, resilient and inclusive infrastructures.

Target 9.2 Promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization.

Target 9.3 Increase access to financial services and markets.

Target 9.4 Upgrade all industries and infrastructures for sustainability.

Target 9.5 Enhance research and upgrade industrial technologies.

Target 9.a Facilitate sustainable infrastructure development for developing countries.

Target 9.b Support domestic technology development and industrial diversification.

Target 9.c Universal access to information and communications technology.

Target 8.1 Sustainable Economic Growth.

Target 8.2 Diversify, innovate and upgrade for economic productivity.

Target 8.3 Promote policies to support job creation and growing enterprises.

Target 8.4 Improve resource efficiency in consumption and production.

Target 8.5 Full employment and decent work with equal pay.

Target 8.6 Promote youth employment, education and training.

Target 8.7 End modern slavery, trafficking, and child labor.

Target 8.8 Protect labor rights and promote safe working environments.

Target 8.9 Promote beneficial and sustainable tourism.

Target 8.10 Universal access to banking, insurance and financial services

Target 8.a Increase aid for trade support

Target 8.b Develop a global youth employment strategy

Target 6.1 Safe and affordable drinking water.

Target 6.2 End open defecation and provide access to sanitation and hygiene.

Target 6.3 Improve water quality, wastewater treatment and safe reuse.

Target 6.4 Increase water use efficiency and ensure freshwater supplies.

Target 6.5 Implement integrated water resources management.

Target 6.6 Protect and restore water-related ecosystems.

Target 6.a Expand water and sanitation support to developing countries.

Target 6.b Support local engagement in water and sanitation management.

Target 2.1 Universal access to safe, nutritious, and sufficient food.

Target 2.2 End all forms of malnutrition.

Target 2.3 Double the productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers.

Target 2.4 Sustainable food production and resilient agricultural practices.

Target 2.5 Maintain the genetic diversity in food production.

Target 2.a Invest in rural infrastructure, agricultural research, technology and gene banks.

Target 2.b Prevent agricultural trade restrictions, market distortions and export subsidies.

Target 2.c Ensure stable food commodity markets and timely access to information.