Master of Laws

@ General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University - KDU

The KDU Master of Laws offers an outstanding postgraduate degree programme for law graduates and Attorneys. It covers the subject areas of legal specialization which focus on contemporary legal issues in combination with the latest legal professional expertise and academic excellence.

The programme's teaching staff brings together the best legal minds in Sri Lanka which includes leading academics, practitioners and industry professionals with special expertise, as well as visiting international scholars. Students will benefit from a rich educational environment while intermingling with professionals from many backgrounds and industries and building the specialized expertise and experience needed to gain a cutting professional edge.

Eligibility Criteria

A person is eligible for admission to the programme of study leading to the Master Degree in Laws, provided he/she meets one of the following conditions.

a. Legal Officer of the Sri Lanka Armed Forces and the Police, Legal Officers of the Public and Private sector and independent practitioners.

b. A candidate shall normally possess any of the following qualifications and illustrate that she/he is competent to undertake a postgraduate course. 

i. A Bachelor's Degree in Law. 

ii. Attorney-at- law minimum of 3 years active practice. 

iii. Equivalent qualification from an institution approved by the KDU of comparable academic status.

c. In addition to the above academic requirements, an applicant must possess one of the following English language qualifications:

i. A minimum overall TOEFL Score of 580 (paper based) or 237 (computer based) or 92 (Internet based) or

ii. A minimum IELTS overall band score of 6.5 or

iii. A minimum score of 580 in Multimedia University's English Language Proficiency Test or

iv. Any other qualification of equivalent level acceptable to the Faculty of Law, KDU.

How to Apply

A person who wishes to be a candidate of the Masters Degree Programme shall make an application to the respective Service Commander / Inspector General of Police / Head of Department/Organization who will submit these applications to the Registrar-KDU with their  recommendations. All applicants will be required to pass an aptitude test conducted by KDU.


2 Years

Course Level

Masters / PhD





Contact Details

+94 11 2 635268

Kandawala Road , Rathmalana

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