Master of Law

The Masters of Laws by Research programme is designed to extend to law students the opportunity to undertake research at an advanced level. The course is designed to enable students:

a) to achieve a theoretical knowledge of the major legal and policy issues of focused areas of legal study which are not offered at the undergraduate level;
b) to develop their skills of critical analysis of the law by enhancing their research and writing skills and in oral presentation;
c) to acquire interdisciplinary perspectives which will enhance their legal scholarship; and
d) to participate in a scholarly discourse with teachers and fellow students in order to achieve a breadth of legal scholarship.

Candidate who fulfilled the general and special requirement for the admission will be admitted to this program. Candidate will conduct an original research under the supervision of an appointed faculty academic member(s). Approval on the area and title of the research will be given after the candidate has successfully defended his proposal before a special committee formed by the faculty. At the end of the programme, candidates are required to submit a thesis, which can be written in either English or Arabic language, not exceeding 50,000 words which meets the standard of a Masters degree and successfully go through a viva-voce. Areas of research include, but not limited to, the following:

Constitutional Law
International Law
Human Rights
Law of Evidence
Law of the Sea
Criminal Law
Law of Tort
Cyber Law
Aviation Law
Law of Contract
Company Law
Banking and Finance Law

Note: Both English and Arabic language are acceptable for the thesis writing




 Faculty of Syariah and Law
Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia, Bandar Baru Nilai, 71800, Nilai, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia.

Tel: +606-798 8525/8523/8522, Fax: +606-798 8531/8530, Email: helpdesk[at]