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DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN LAW

KPT/JPS (N/380/8/0061) (MQA/PA11463) 10/25

The PhD (Law) is a research-based programme that provides students with the knowledge of theory and application of the law. The programme will provide a platform for students to undertake independent research in various areas of law like Corporate Laws, International Business and Trade related laws, Healthcare and Medical Laws as well as Human Rights and Liberties, just to name a few. Graduates of this programme will be sought-after as individuals who would be able to research and to contribute towards the development of the law.

INTAKES: JANUARY, MARCH, JUNE, AUGUST, OCTOBER

 

PHD BY PRIOR PUBLICATION MODE

PhD by Prior Publication is a pathway to achieve a Doctoral award. The candidate’s publications before registration are included in the submission for the Doctoral award.

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Full Time and Part Time

Durations Available

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Niche

Specialisations

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Contribute to Development

of Law and Society

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2 Modes

Normal and Prior Publication

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

STRUCTURE

Duration

Full time: 3 years

Part time: 4 years

1. Research Methodology

Students are required to pass the Research Methodology modules (6 credit hours) in the first year of their candidature. Students will also be required to complete Seminars on Legal Research Methods.

2. Publication

Students will be required to publish at least one (1) refereed journal article as a graduation requirement.

FUTURE CAREERS

Graduates of this programme will be sought-after as individuals who would be able to research and to contribute towards the development of the law in a field of their choice and interest.

DEDICATED FACILITIES

As a postgraduate student, we understand your expectations of study and research are considerably different to undergraduate students. Hence, Taylor's has established a number of dedicated study spaces reserved for postgraduate students to provide you the right environment to excel in your studies.

Outdoor Lounge

A public area for our students to take break, relax and hang out to help reboot brains.

Open Access Computers

Open access computers in Block C, Level 6 accessible by all Postgraduate students.

Study Area

Maximise your productivity with our study cubicles that enable you to concentrate on your work without any disturbances.

Bookable Meeting Rooms

Bookable meeting rooms with screen projection facilities for group discussion and work.

Entry Requirements

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

*All information is subject to change. The above entry requirements serve as a guideline. Readers are responsible to verify the information by contacting the university's Admissions Department. 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS (PRIOR PUBLICATION MODE)

*All information is subject to change. The above entry requirements serve as a guideline. Readers are responsible to verify the information by contacting the university’s Admissions Department.

FAQ for Prior Publication

1) How long is the candidature?

The minimum duration of candidature is 6 months and must not exceed 2 years.

2) What are the criteria for the award of the degree?

The minimum requirement for the award of the degree is to:

(a) Pass thesis examination and viva-voce/ oral examination.

(b) Confirmation of meeting minimum candidature period (from the first day of intake commencement to confirmation of satisfactory amendment of thesis/dissertation by examiners).

3) How will progression tracking be done?

Progression tracking is done by monitoring of research progress periodically through:

a) Regular consultation with the supervisors (supervisor-supervisee log);

b) Progress report; and Seminars (research seminar, thesis completion seminar).

 

Fees and Scholarships

Approximate Total Fees
(Local Students):

RM 48,640 (Full-Time)

RM 35,936 (Part-Time)

 

Approximate Total Fees for Prior Publication Mode
(Local Students):

RM 36,820


Approximate Total Fees
(International Students):

USD 16,365

 

Approximate Total Fees for Prior Publication Mode
(International Students):

USD 12,260


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Fees will be reviewed annually. For the avoidance of doubt, Taylor’s reserves the right to revise the fee payable for any given semester.

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