Doctoral Program


Doctor in Law Study Program (PDIH) Faculty of Law, Universitas Gadjah Mada (FH UGM) has been held since September 1, 1980 (The academic Year 1980/1981). Initially, it was managed by the Doctor Education Institute of UGM which was under the coordination of the UGM Graduate Faculty. In line with the change in UGM’s status to a State-Owned Legal Entity (BHMN), the Study Program is designed to realize Universitas Gadjah Mada as an international research university based on the Rector Decree Universitas Gadjah Mada Number 89/P/SK/ HT/2006. It is expected that the students will be strong candidates for teaching posts at law schools, as well as for other positions in law and academia.

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Head of Study Program
Prof. M. Hawin, S.H., LL.M., Ph.D.

Secretary of Study Program
Dr. Khotibul Umam, S.H., LL.M.


Organizing the Study Program that nurtures doctors of law who have integrity, knowledge, and skills to solve legal problems at the local, national, and global levels practically, theoretically, and philosophically.
  • To conduct philosophical and theoretical research to explore the principles and theories of legal science and develop legal concepts and theories;
  • To take a multidisciplinary approach in the field of law;
  • To develop knowledge in accordance with the needs of society;
  • To analyze and explain precisely various legal issues in accordance with applicable legal rules; 
  • To communicate and apply their thoughts and work to the community individually and collaboratively.

Learning at PDIH FH UGM is aimed to develop competencies in order to achieve graduate qualifications according to the Indonesian National Qualifications Framework. The main competencies expected of students are:

  1. The ability to demonstrate Pancasila values and awareness of the interests of the nation and state, as well as exhibiting honesty, responsibility, confidence, emotional maturity, and a commitment to lifelong learning (Attitudes)
  2. Capable of solving legal issues through interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, or transdisciplinary approaches, as well as being able to analyze and explain legal knowledge with a philosophical approach relevant to the field of study pursued (Knowledge);
  3. Capable of conducting research to address a societal issue using interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, or transdisciplinary approaches, analyzing research results theoretically and philosophically, and presenting them communicatively (General Skills); dan
  4. Capable of collaborating in research and producing publications together with national and international researchers (Specific Skills).

The graduate profiles of the Doctor in Law Study Program are as follows:

  1. Academicians who are able to become principal investigators in a study;principal investigator) dalam suatu penelitian;
  2. Practitioners and researchers who are able to become leaders in their professional organizations; and
  3. Bureaucrats who are able to become role models for the apparatus.
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