Social Sciences & Humanities Cluster

Law (PhD)

Programme Code 


About Courses

This programme intends to train candidates to develop some conceptual and analytical capabilities in the field of law through a  rigorous examination of an original study to be conducted under the supervision of a supervisor from the faculty. At the end of the programme, candidates are required to submit a thesis not exceeding 100,000 words and go through a viva voce successfully.

Mode of Program

Full Time/ Part Time

Duration of Study

  • Full Time : 6-10 Semesters

Entry Requirements

  • Academic Qualification
    • Applicant must have a Master's Degree in a relevant field of study from a university recognized by the University Senate and the Malaysian government. [Certain programmes may have other requirements stipulated by the Faculty]
  • English Language Proficiency
    • a TOEFL certificate with a score of at least
    • 550 for (paper based), or
    • 213 (computer based), or
    • 79-80 (IBT), or
    • an IELTS certificate with at least Band 6.0

 *Any other English language certificates other than TOEFL and IELTS are NOT accepted by the university.

 Research Area

•    Intellectual Property Law 
•    Information Technology Law 
•    Public International Law 
•    Maritime and Shipping Law 
•    Criminology and Criminal Justice 
•    Comparative Corporate Law 
•    Computer Crimes 
•    Public Law and Public Interest Law 
•    Commercial Law 
•    Islamic Criminal Law 
•    Administrative Law 
•    Constitutional Law 
•    Environmental Law 
•    Family Law 

The above listed areas are only an indicative list of areas that could be offered. With UiTM’s vast resources in 24 growing faculties, interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary studies can easily be accommodated. 


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