The public law specialty emphasizes the laws related to the state, as a 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 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 viewpoints and trends in general, and within the UAE legal system in particular.
  • Conducts in-depth 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 of 31 hours

Part 1: Core Requirements (18 hours) Credit Hours
PUBL630 Advanced Studies in Criminal Law 3
PUBL631 Advanced Studies in Constitutional Law 3
PUBL633 Advance Studies in International Criminal Law 3
PUBL634 Advanced Studies in Criminal Procedures 3
PUBL635 Advanced Studies in Administrative Law 3
LAW666 Legal Research 3
Part 2: Elective Requirements (6 hours)

Credit Hours

PUBL637 Advanced Studies in Administrative Contracts 3
PUBL638 International Relations & Organizations(E) 3
PUBL639 Human Rights (E) 3
PUBL640 Advanced Studies in Criminal Law-Specific Crimes 3
Part 3: Research Requirements (7 hours) Credit Hours

PUBL636 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
2,400 AED
Fee per credit hour
Apr 30, 2020
Fall intake deadline.
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Application deadline
Apr 30, 2020
Fall intake deadline.
End Date
July 2021