Faculty of Law and International Relations

Upon completion of this program, student should be able to:

  • Apply and acquire knowledge and understanding of sources and principles of law
  • Plan, conduct and conclude scientific investigation in law
  • Apply legal principles in current legal issues and problems
  • Demonstrate understanding of professional ethics and moral obligations in the profession.
  • Demonstrate appropriate interpersonal and communication skills in dealing with others
  • Execute and take responsibility for routine tasks
  • Work as a team with awareness of social and ethical responsibilities
  • Apply relevant skills for lifelong learning and career development
  • Apply managerial and entrepreneurial skills to explore career opportunities in legal profession
  • Legal assistant officer (L29 scheme)
  • Policeman (sergeant)
  • Enforcement Assistant Officer
  • Tribunal Assistant Officer
  • Administrative Assistant Officer
  • Legal clerk
  • Paralegal (both government and private sectors)
  • Asas Teknologi Maklumat
  • Arabic For Law
  • Malaysian Legal System
  • Law of Contract
  • Ulum Al-Quran
  • Arabic For Law II
  • Criminal Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Law of Torts
  • Islamic Criminal Law
  • Ulum Al-Hadith
  • Islamic Family Law
  • Islamic Family Law
  • English For Law
  • Equity and Trust
  • Land Law
  • Family Law
  • Procedures in Syariah Court
  • Law of Evidence
  • Civil Procedure
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Local Government
  • Legal Research and Practical Skills
  • Qawa’id Fiqhiyyah
  • Practicum
  • Partnership Law
  • Company Law
  • Commercial Law


All below requirements must be fulfilled:

  1. Malaysian citizen with Identification Card No./ My Kad
  2. Possessed Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) Certificate with at least five honours including Bahasa Melayu and passed Sejarah subject in SPM examination.
  3. Obtained a minimum of B+ in English Language
  4. Obtained a minimum of C+ in one of the following subjects: Bahasa Arab/ Al-Lughah Al-Arabiah Al-Mu’asirah
  5. Obtained a minimum of C+ in one of the following subjects: Pendidikan Syariah Islamiah/ Pendidikan Al-Quran dan Al-Sunnah/ Pendidikan Islam/ Tasawwur Islam/ Usul Al-Din/ Al-Syariah/ Manahij Al-Ulum Wa Al-Balaghah/ Hifz Al-Quran/ Maharat Al-Quran/
  6. Obtained a minimum of C in ONE (1) subject other than the above selected subjects excluding Bahasa Melayu.
  7. No physical disability, not blind, deaf or not mute.

Faculty of Law and International Relations
Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin
Gong Badak Campus,
21300 Kuala Nerus,

Office Tel: 09-6687655
Email: fuha@unisza.edu.my

Diploma in Law was first offered in July 1991 under the School of General Studies, Kolej Agama Sultan Zainal Abidin (KUSZA). The programme obtained recognition from the Department of Public Service Malaysia (JPA) in 1996. It received the quality certificate (MQA 19737) and full accreditation (MQA/FA9664) from the Malaysian Qualification Agency in 2017. Diploma in Law is a full-time study. The duration of the programme is 2 years and 6 months, covering 6 semesters altogether which consist of 5 Regular Semesters and 1 Short Semester. Industrial training is conducted during Short Semester in final year. Industrial training is conducted at the final short semester. Teaching and learning methods for the courses are conducted through lectures, tutorials, practical, presentation, projects and industrial training. 

The aims of the programme are to produce graduates who possess a satisfactory command of legal knowledge and skills, lifelong learning and career development skills, a sense of awareness to uphold rule of law and social justice, and aptitude to serve the profession, society and nation.  

Duration of study: 2 ½ years