Private Law is the branch of law that deals with the relations between individuals or institutions, rather than relations between these and the state. This specialty attracts the law graduates who are looking to get recruited in trading companies, law firms, economic establishments, and the judiciary. The program aims at providing graduates with adequate research and professional skills through focusing on financial transactions between individuals whether it be civil or commercial transactions.

Program Objectives

  • Build and develop in-depth a solid and advanced scientific base of knowledge in private law among the students.
  • Enable students to conduct in-depth researches and specialized legal studies in different areas of private law.
  • Develop creativity and advanced continuous knowledge in the field of Private 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 soundly and scientifically.
  • Examines jurisprudence, various judicial and legislative trends, especially in the UAE legal system.
  • Performs in-depth scientific research in a field of the Private Law utilizing curriculum-based legal research methods and drawing from scientific sources.
  • Drafts legal papers (suits, memos, contracts and draft laws) in a sound and proper language.
  • Performs tasks assigned to him/her in a professional and ethical manner.

Degree Requirements

Required Credit Hours: minimum of 31 hours

Part 1: Core Requirements (18 hours) Credit Hours
PRVT600 Advanced Studies in Civil Law 3
PRVT601 Advanced Studies in Commercial Law 3
PRVT603 International Trade Contracts (E) 3
PRVT604 Alternative Dispute Resolution (E) 3
PRVT605 Modern Finance Transactions in Islamic Law 3
LAW666 Legal Research 3
Part 2: Elective Requirements (6 hours)

Credit Hours

PRVT607 World Trade Agreements (E) 3
PRVT608 E-Commerce ( E ) 3
PRVT609 Advanced St.In Prvt.Int. Law 3
PRVT610 Legal System for Economic Activity in Free Zones E 3
PRVT611 Advanced Studies in Civil Procedure 3
PRVT612 Advanced Studies in Insurance 3
PRVT613 Advanced Studies in Intellectual Property 3
Part 3: Research Requirements (7 hours) Credit Hours

PRVT606 Thesis 7

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Program taught in:
  • Arabic

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Last updated August 5, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Aug 2020
1 year
2,700 AED
Fee per credit hour
Apr 30, 2020
Fall intake deadline.
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Aug 2020

Application deadline
Apr 30, 2020
Fall intake deadline.
End Date
July 2021