Postgraduate Certificate in Malaysian Law and Practice 

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This programme is developed for practitioners, by practitioners, and focuses on developing technical and practical proficiency through innovative learning methods.

The learning objectives and criteria for assessment of learning outcomes are directed to professional, effective, and practical presentation of work, oral and written communication skills, demonstration of relevant content knowledge, demonstration of relevant practical knowledge, higher-order thinking, with advanced and integrated application of professional knowledge and skills.

Satisfactory completion of this program will contribute to an advanced and integrated understanding of a complex body of legal professional knowledge of the chosen subjects in the program.

With this Course You Will:

  • Advance your knowledge towards specialised and integrated understandings about the subject in its respective fields
  • Deepen and/or broaden your existing professional knowledge and skills for application in legal practice.
  • Develop expert, specialised cognitive and technical skills to analyse critically, reflect on, and synthesise information and concepts.
  • Solve complex legal problems and support decision-making and to interpret and transmit knowledge, skills and ideas to specialist and non-specialist audiences.

Why Choose BAC College Singapore?

Established in 1996, BAC College Singapore (formerly known as ITC School of Laws) offers a wide range of pre-university, and articulation to degree programmes. We provide our students a great educational experience, along with graduate recognition and mobility. Well known for our innovative teaching methods, we offer students an exceptional educational journey, with the choice to graduate from over 25 UK universities that are affiliated to the BAC Education Group.

In line with our mission of providing quality education that meets international standards, we are consistently lauded for our excellence in the field. We have received consecutive awards of the prestigious 4-year Edutrust, and voted the Gold standard for the JobsCentral Learning TED Awardrs in 2017.

How Do I Get In?

  • A recognised Bachelor of Laws qualification; or
  • Other private or foreign Bachelor of Laws qualifications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis; or
  • A recognised Post Graduate qualification
  • To be at least 20 years of age, and above

English Language Proficiency

  • At least IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 550 or PTE Academic 50

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COURSE MODULES

Criminal Procedure (E-Learning)

The Criminal Procedure module covers the rules governing a criminal adjudication process. This includes the investigation, charging, bail applications, jurisdictional issues, sentencing as well as procedures in relation to criminal appeal. This subject is primarily a guide to help you understand the aims and nature of Malaysian criminal justice system and the various issues on criminal procedure which governs Malaysian criminal proceedings.

Civil Procedure(E-Learning)

This subject aims to produce practicing lawyers with adequate knowledge of the body of procedural law in Malaysia that sets out the rules and standards for the civil courts when adjudicating civil actions. In this module, you must demonstrate an understanding of the application of these provisions and relevant procedure which governs the various aspects of civil procedure.

Evidence (E-Learning)

You will develop an understanding of the different rules which govern admissibility of evidence in Malaysia in which students are required to apply relevant legal principles in different factual situations. This module also aims to provide you with an understanding of the objectives and principles of the law of Evidence and to relate the same to issues which arise in civil and criminal proceedings.

General Paper (E-Learning)

This module encompasses the study of the law of contract and the law of tort in Malaysia. This module aims to cover the area of the law of contract and how it operates- providing you with an understanding of the basic principles of the drafting of pleadings, legal principles, relevant case laws and a good understanding of the Malaysian Law of Contracts. In addition, this subject also encompasses the study of the law of tort in Malaysia, providing you with an understanding of the basic principles of the drafting of pleadings, legal principles, relevant case laws and a good understanding of the Malaysian Law of Torts.

Professional Practice (E-Learning)

This subject is divided into five different areas. The first two parts will focus on the rules governing the professional conduct of Advocates and Solicitors in Malaysia as well as the professional ethics to be adhered to in legal practice. The third part of this subject would include the application of the principles bankruptcy and winding up in Malaysia. The fourth part of this subject covers the application of the principles of land law in Malaysia and the operation of the Malaysian Torren System. The last part of this subject focuses on the application of the principles of probate and administration of estates and the laws in relation to the drafting of a will in Malaysia.

Lawyer’s Skills (Malaysia) (E-Learning)

This subject is about developing your professional skills, which are both fundamental to developing a career in legal practice and transferable to other professional environments and work situations. It is also about providing you with some practical tools for handling the pressures of legal practice consistently with your ethical and professional responsibilities. You will develop the practical skills needed in order to best serve a client, employers and the legal system by maximising your effectiveness as a lawyer, both personally and professionally. You will also learn strategies and techniques that will assist you in enhancing and developing your professional skills.

Civil Litigation Practice (Malaysia) (E-Learning)

This subject aims to advance the foundation of your knowledge towards a specialised and integrated understanding of civil litigation practice.

Criminal Law Practice (Malaysia) (E-Learning)

This practice-based subject advances your foundational knowledge towards a specialised and integrated understanding on criminal law practice.

Advocacy (Malaysia)(E-Learning)

This subject aims to equip you with the ability to be able to persuasively put forward your potential client’s position, whether inside or outside the courtroom. Specifically, the subject will look at the following topics:

  • ethical rules relating to advocacy
  • general principles of good advocacy
  • submissions advocacy for interlocutory applications and opening/closing speeches at trial
  • trial advocacy: examination-in-chief, witness statements, cross-examination and re-examination, advanced advocacy witness handling, appellate advocacy, and written advocacy in Malaysia.

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