Advance Tertiary College (ATC) was formed in 1987 to provide local educational opportunities for school-leavers and working adults. We aim to provide Malaysian students with access to affordable tertiary and professional education,maintaining the highest level of academic standards at the same time.
In the last two decades, ATC has become the largest independent Private Law School in this region with two campuses in Malaysia, one in Singapore and one joint venture partnership in Hong Kong. Its Business School has also grown to offer a variety of Certificate, Diploma and Degree programmes that are contemporary and market-driven.
ATC’s growth in the last two decades, particularly on the internal and external programmes, can be credited to its strong commitment to excellence and academia. This is created in a manner that allows the adoption of teaching-learning methodologies and the provision of research facilities that are student-centric and geared towards enhancing and improving academic performance.
Credit for ATC’S successes lies primarily in the mindset of our people who make up this remarkable institution. It is their unfailing dedication and philosophy of continuous improvement that not only ensures our excellent reputation, both locally and internationally, but also provides a strong platform of employability for the ATC graduate.
University of London International Programmes LL.B
The University of London International Programmes is a world- renowned provider of legal education with more than 19,000 students in over 130 countries. Academic direction for its LLB is provided by six of the most prestigious Colleges of the University of London – Birkbeck; King College London, the London School of Economics and Political Science, Queen Mary, the School of Oriental and African Studies, and UCL (University College London). The University of London LL.B programme is internationally recognised as a prerequisite to becoming an Advocate & Solicitor in most countries. In addition, LL.B graduates are highly sought after in other industries and have career options that include joining the corporate sector, the media industry, and a host of other fields.
This 3-year degree programme requires students to complete 4 subjects each year.
Graduate Entry Route
The programme is also flexible in that it allows individuals who already have a degree / equivalent in another field to apply to the Graduate Entry Route, which provides a 3 subject exemption for eligible students.
Students opting to do the Graduate Entry Route however will not be eligible to become an Advocates & Solicitor of Malaysia and this programme is commonly done by working adults as a means of enhancing their career prospects.
Students on the Graduate Entry Route may opt to complete 3 subjects a year for 3 years. This programme is offered on a full and part time basis at ATC.
Examinations are conducted worldwide by the University of London in the months of May and June. Students are required to pass all subjects in order to go onto the next level of study. The examinations, conducted by the Malaysian Examination Syndicate, require students to pre-register by January of each year.
ATC uses a combination of traditional and contemporary teaching-learning strategies so that the ATC student has exposure to lectures, tutorials and even online learning opportunities. One of the primary features of the ATC learning environment is the use of the “SASSY” Programme. This “Student Assistance Support System” provides students the option of having one-on-one tutorial sessions with tutors of their choice in order to clarify the finer points of a specific topic.
A well-stocked and comprehensive library is available to all students for research and reference purposes. Complete with all relevant reports, texts, journals and magazines, the ATC Library (valued at more than RM5 million) is testament to our commitment and dedication in the pursuit of academic excellence.
Research facilities include the RM1.5 million Tun Abdul Hamid Omar Resource Centre, enabling the availability of research materials at the touch of a button.
Equipped with internet capabilities, it ensures that the quest for academia is borderless.
ATC has been offering the University of London International Programmes LLB.
KL Campus – Intake day: 19th August 2019
Penang Campus – Intake day: 20th July 2019
Vivian Oh Xiao Hui
Reading Law has always been an interesting and enjoyable experience if you have passion in it. Nevertheless, it is undeniable that taking up the LLB exam is never easy. Reading and doing well in exam is inseparable and I used to struggle with my heavy workload at the beginning of my intermediate and therefore, as a student, there are some “general rules” in which we must abide to in order to excel in our exams.
Firstly, it is important that you attend each and every lecture, tutorial as well as every SPS. Attending lecture is crucial in our initial understanding of the subject matter. It is advisable that you should have done some prereadings whereby the subject matter will get more difficult as you go further.
Secondly, make sure you submit extra scripts in order to enhance your understanding of the subject matter. Doing assignments helps you to think critically! In addition, it is advisable that you do some further readings to enhance your knowledge on the particular topic.
Thirdly, this is fundamental to reading law. You must truly understand what you are reading! Never move on until you have truly understand the issue in question.
These general rules are applicable throughout your entire degree and it is definitely administratively workable given that we always have a bunch of dedicated and awesome lecturers who are always there for us should we have problems in our studies!
Nevertheless, with general rules always come exception; you are definitely not expected to study for 24 hours every day. It would be good if you could join societies which would help you to let your hair down and make your university life meaningful. I joined Rotaract Club during my Intermediate and it was fun and enjoyable! It is important that as a law student should be an all-rounder as well whereby this will improve not only your communication skills but social networking which is essential to our future career.
Tan Peek Shia
(Final Part I)
I want to begin by saying thank you, because that’s probably the biggest word I could think of to fit all my overwhelming feelings.
First and foremost, I would like to thank my astoundingly supportive family and my loved ones for my achievement. Thank you for always believing in me. Your faith in me is what propels me to strive for the best, driving me to work harder.
And to my amazing friends, it is always a pleasure to study and learn together with such lovely and engaging people.
To be considered for the highest achiever in Part 1 is truly an honour. With this I would like to express my sincerest gratitude to all my tremendously inspiring lecturers in ATC whom maximised the time I had with
The DYMM Tuanku Jaafar Challenge Trophy
Top Student for 2010 Bachelor of Laws, University of London
First and foremost, I thank God for the grace and mercy He has shown me. I wouldn’t be where I am today if not for His constant blessings
Doing law happened for me simply because I talked too much! My family and friends often suggested that I should take it up because I was a very talkative person and loved to debate. And so I did. ATC gave the opportunity to “talk” by participating in moot competitions and many other activities that helped make me a holistic person instead of someone glued to her books 24/7. For me, learning law has been immensely interesting and I am glad that I decided to do it. Contrary to popular belief, I can tell you that law is anything BUT boring.
Achieving a 1st Class on the LLB programme was not an easy task. Many people have asked me, “How did you do it?” The most important thing is to have a positive attitude coupled with a passion to learn and the belief that you will succeed. If you believe that you can do it, and take the right steps to achieve it, anything is possible. There is an American proverb that goes “Success is a ladder you cannot climb with your hands in your pockets”. Thus, putting in the hours learning, having the ability to think critically as well as asking the right questions are essential in addition to being disciplined and committed.
Many people have been instrumental in my success:
To my family, thank you for your endless love and support, in helping me gain perspective and encouraging me in all my undertakings. You give me the confidence to push myself without allowing fear of failure to hold me back. You have been there for me through the ups and downs with words of comfort and great food! I couldn’t have done it without you
To my teachers, no words of thanks could suffice to express my gratitude for all the time and effort you have invested in me. You have instilled curiosity and motivation in me to learn, grow and succeed. Thank you for answering my never-ending questions generously and patiently, for your continuous support and dedication in guiding me in the path towards excellence. Your patience, support, encouragement and advice are immeasurable and has helped me fulfill my potential. I truly appreciate all that you have done.
To my fellow graduates and friends, I’ve had an amazing time getting to know you and cherish the years we’ve had together. Hopefully, the friendships that we have made here will last a lifetime and we will continue to be there for each other in our future endeavors. In many ways, we’ve helped each other survive these last three years.
Joey Teh Shyang Shiun
The Malaysian Law Scholarship to King’s College
Norman Vince Peale once said, “Change your thoughts and change your world”. Many people whom I’ve crossed paths with have asked me countlessly ‘Why law?’. My answer to them is rather simple; when I was 7 my dearest grandfather told me that I would be a great lawyer as I was (and still am) extremely talkative. I chose law for my first degree because I had the passion for it. Law to me is truly vivid and humanised. It is the dual personality that law has which attracts my attention. On one hand, one is propelled to abide by it but on the other, it is floating in the air, waiting to be changed to accommodate the present social norms.
However, the most amazing feature that it inherited is its effortless ability to secure a balance between both. Not only does it give orders but it maintains peace within the society. Truly, I would have to thank my grandfather for instilling the thought of reading law in me, consequently leading to my success today. Not only did it help me to achieve my dream of changing my world but it also allowed me a chance of a lifetime to contribute to the legal world! ”
To achieve what I’ve achieved in the External Programme comes with plenty of discipline, commitment plus determination. Nonetheless, passion in the subject matter itself remains the centre of it all. With passion comes patience and that is one way of cultivating moral values. The reality is, studying law not only allows me to comprehend matters from a different perspective but it also embraces the creativity that was once hidden in me. It basically shifts me out of my old equilibrium into a new one. I would say seeing one through these intellectual changes isn’t easy and thus, I would like to thank those who had seen me through it all. I would like to give thanks to my family members for having so much faith in me.
However, none of this would have been possible without the dedication and the constant support by the amazing lecturers in ATC. Therefore, sincere and heartfelt gratitude must be given to the experienced lecturers in culminating in the excellent results I achieved in my LL.B and I would like to take this opportunity to say ‘Lecturers, you all are truly amazing!
Above all, I truly thank God for granting me such an amazing gift. I believe in ‘Ask and it shall be given to you. Seek and you shall find. Knock and the door will be opened to you’ (Matthews 7:7). I now am fully prepared to face the upcoming challenges ahead of me in fulfilling my destiny
Kwong Chiew Ee
Top Student – Part 2
My achievement is the result of the combined efforts of the people around me. I thank my family for their unwavering support and for being my pillar of strength. I would also like to convey my deepest gratitude to the lecturers of ATC. Your relentless efforts and guidance throughout the years have brought me to where I am today. ATC is where I have spent the best three years of my life. Thanks to my friends and college mates, there was never a dull day in college, even if it means having lectures during the weekend! Thank you, my friends for making law school such a joyful place to be in and for inspiring me to greater height.
Never once have I regretted coming to ATC, for I have gained much more than a formal education here. What makes ATC different than other private law schools is its strong support of its students’ involvement in extra-curricular activities. I am one of the beneficiaries of such support. I have gained and learned much from my involvement in Rotaract Club and mooting through the support of ATC. ATC’s holistic approach towards educating its students is what makes it a great law school..
Sean Loo Hsien Yang
Top Student – Part 1
I would first like to extend my deepest gratitude and appreciation to all my lecturers for all the help and guidance they had given me. Their dedication is truly second to none and my result is for them. I also owe a debt of gratitude to my family who had supported me all these years for i would not be where i am now without them. I would also like to thank the Lord for helping me achieve such an unexpected result. Last but not least, a great deal of thanks also to all my friends back in college for the help and support they had given me. Reading law wouldn’t be so interesting without you guys!
To all the people who have helped me throughout my LL.B course thus far, I can no other answer make, but, thanks, and thanks.
Jacinta Tan Szu Minn
The DYMM Tuanku Jaafar Challenge Trophy
Top student for 2009 Bachelor of Laws, University of London
“Change your thoughts and change your world” (Norman Vince Peale) Success is all in the mind. If you persist, you’ll ultimately reach your goal. I truly thank God for granting me such unexpected results. At the same time, my sincere gratitude to the lecturers in ATC, who had so much faith in me, hence, culminating in the excellent results I achieved in my LL.B. Last but not least, I thank my family for their constant support.
Recipient of The Wayne Morrison Scholarship Award
Outstanding Achievement Scheme A Intermediate
I wish to thank my family and friends for their support and guidance. I also take this opportunity to express my deepest gratitude to all my lecturers for the success that I have achieved. I could not have done it without them. I look forward to the rest of my journey in ATC. Although it may be filled with obstacles, I know that ATC will help me overcome them so that I can achieve my dreams.
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank my parents for their constant support and motivation. I certainly could not have made it this far without them. I would also like to thank ATC for generously awarding me with a scholarship for my LL.B Intermediate.