Master of Public Law

The public law specialty emphasizes the laws related to the state, as sovereign state, such as Criminal Law, Administrative Law, International Law, and Constitutional Law. The program is designed to enhance the graduates’ professional skills, their abilities to think critically, to analyze legal arguments, to articulate ideas, to research efficiently, to write effectively, and to support the college's academic position as a remarkable university within the UAE and abroad

Program Objectives

  • Build and develop in depth a solid and advanced scientific base of knowledge in public law among the students.
  • Enable students to conduct in depth researches and specialized legal studies in different areas of public law.
  • Develop creativity and an advanced continuous knowledge in the field of Public Law.
  • Provide students with the highest values and ethics necessary for the exercise of the legal profession.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Analyzes cases and legal texts in a correct scientific manner.
  • Criticizes jurisprudential and judicial view points and trends in general, and within the UAE legal system in particular.
  • Conducts in depth a legal research in the field of public law, and analyzes the findings, in accordance with the correct scientific methodologies.
  • Presents his/her scholarly activity orally in a correct scientific manner.
  • Undertakes his/her duties professionally in accordance with ethical principles.

Degree Requirements

Required Credit Hours : minimum 31 hours

Public Law

Required Courses (15.00 hours)

Credit Hours
PUBL6111Advanced Studies in Criminal Law3.000
PUBL6112Advanced Studies in Constitutional Law3.000
PUBL6113Studies in International Criminal Law3.000
PUBL6114Advanced Studies in Criminal Procedures3.000
PUBL6115Advanced Studies in Administrative Law3.000

Elective Courses (6.00 hours)

Credit Hours
PUBL6116Advanced Studies in Specific Crimes3.000
PUBL6117Human Rights (E)3.000
PUBL6118Advanced Studies in Administrative Contracts3.000
PUBL6119International Relations & Organizations(E)3.000

Legal Research and Writing (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
PUBL6124Legal Research & Writing 3.000


Seminar and Thesis

Required Courses (7.00 hours)

Credit Hours
PUBL6123Thesis1.000 - 6.000