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Faculty of Law, UKM




Embark on a transformative Malaysian Legal Studies through postgraduate programme in Faculty of Law, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). The Graduate Studies Program consists of the Master of Laws (LLM) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) programs. Both of these programs obtained approval from the Ministry of Education in 1996. The first group admitted to the Graduate Studies Program in this Faculty was during the first semester of the 1997-98 session. The students in this Graduate Studies Program come from both local and foreign countries.

Delve deep into Malaysia’s legal intricacies, guided by a renowned faculty. Develop practical skills, engage in cutting-edge research, and embrace a global perspective in a culturally diverse setting.

Whether you aspire to practice law in Malaysia or seek a broader legal horizon, our program equips you for success. Elevate your legal expertise at Faculty of Law, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM).



  1. Candidate is required to write thesis in Malay Language (for Malaysians) or English Language (for foreigners) unless a candidate receives special approval from the Faculty’s Postgraduate Committee.

  2. To complete the course of Legal Research Methodology UUUK6215 in the 1st Semester.

  3. To prepare a proposal under supervision of potential supervisor(s).

  4. To present a proposal as follows:
    • To present a Research Proposal in Semester 2 of studies.
    • To present a Research Progress Report in Semester 4/5of studies.
    • To present Research Finding BEFORE submission of thesis for examination.

  5. To publish 2 articles in WoS/Scopus indexed Journals; OR at least One (1) Journal under Scopus/WoS AND One (1) article from the following categories:
    • Journals under UKM Publisher and Faculty/Institute Journal;
    • Chapter in Book published by publisher listed under WoS or UKM Publisher or MAPIM

  6. The minimum and maximum number of words count for the Doctor of Philosophy thesis between 80,000 – 100,000 words NOT INCLUDING footnotes, quotations, attachments, formulas, tables, diagrams and so on.

  7. To submit a thesis as approved by the supervisors for evaluation at the end of studies

Graduating credit for Master of Laws (LL.M) Coursework is 40.
The divisions of credits between core courses and electives are as follows:

Coursework  (International students)

Type of courses  Credit units

Core Courses (Faculty Compulsory Courses)
– Legal Research Methodology
– Malaysian Legal System
– Research Project


Elective Courses25
Total 40

Coursework  (Local  Students)

Type of coursesCredit units

Core Courses (Faculty Compulsory Courses)
– Legal Research Methodology
– Research Project


Elective Courses30
Total 40

Graduating credit for Master of Laws (LL.M) Mixed Mode is 40.
The divisions of credits between core courses and electives are as follows:

 Mixed Mode (International Students)

Type of courses  Credit units
Core Courses (Faculty Compulsory Courses)
– Legal Research Methodology
– Malaysian Legal System


Elective Courses10
Total 40

 Mixed Mode (Local  Students)

Type of courses  Credit units

Core Courses (Faculty Compulsory Courses)
– Legal Research Methodology


Elective Courses15
Total 40


Type of courses  Credit units
Legal Research Methodology

Status Course Au

Malaysian Legal System

(For international students only)

Status Course Au
Dissertation40,000 to 50,000 words










Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ruzian Markom

postgraduate ( research mode)

Dr. Nur Khalidah Dahlan

postgraduate - LLM (mode coursework) & (mixed mode)

Assoc. Prof. YM. Dr. Tengku Noor Azira Tengku Zainudin


Erna Eriani Mohd Saleh

Assistant Administrative
Officer N29

Nurfarahin Mokhtar Sabirin

Administrative Assistant N19

Muhammad Firdaus Rosli

Assistant N19

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.