Master of Criminal Science

  • Type : Graduate
  • Credit Hours : 33hrs
  • Language : Arabic
  • Campuses: Al Ain & Abu Dhabi


About the Program

The Master of Criminal Sciences program supports the AAU’s role in promoting research and contributes to the sustained development and prosperity of the community. It is designed to help meet the needs arising for legislative professionals capable to handle the modern challenges.



To achieve distinction in the field of Criminal Sciences enabling graduates to assume key legal positions.



The program seeks to contribute to the AAU’s mission of the dissemination of knowledge and enriching original scientific research in the field of Criminal Sciences. It also supports the University’s efforts in developing human resources and meeting the needs of the UAE community as well as the GCC for specialized legal professionals who are able to keep up with scientific developments and accompanying new legislations.


Goals and Objectives

The program seeks to achieve the following objectives:

  • Enhancing the students’ ability to conduct in-depth legal studies and research to achieve innovative applications;
  • Graduating qualified cadres that are able to keep up with the latest developments and the relevant modern legislation;
  • Enabling students to understand the national, Arab, and international legislation in the various fields of criminal science;
  • Qualifying students to contribute in developing the national legislation system in line with the latest political, social, and economic changes.


Learning Outcomes

By the end of the Master program, the student should be able to:

#Program Learning OutcomesAligned with L9 QFE Descriptors
1 Analyze legal texts and practical cases in a scientific manner. QFE 1,2

Assess various legislative, judicial and doctrinal orientations of the Emirati Legal system.

QFE 3,6

Accomplish in-depth legal research in the various fields of Criminal Sciences using adequate research methods.

QFE 9,4

Prepare legal reports and memoranda using sound legal terminology and adequate research methods.

QFE 7,6

Compare domestic legal texts in the various fields of Criminal Sciences with their counterpart in regional and international legal system.

QFE 8,5

Suggest legal solutions leading to the development of legislative provisions to contribute to societal developments.

QFE 8,2


Job Opportunities

  • Practicing the legal profession
  • Work in Judicial positions
  • Obtaining legal positions in various institutions

Admission Requirements

  • A Bachelor degree of law or its equivalent approved by the UAE Ministry of Education with a minimum (GPA) of (3 out of 4), or its equivalent on the Bachelor level.
  • May accept students with a bachelor of Police Science and criminal justice in the master's program in criminal science, provided the student should have studied at least 65% of the area of law and courses related to the criminal.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in any discipline or area of study (1)After taking 6 remedial courses in Law (over 2 semesters), and (2)Subject to meeting other admissions requirements..
  • Obtain Arabic language proficiency certificate (EMSAT) with a score not less than (1250).
  • A valid English Language Proficiency Certificate in one of the below certificates or its equivalent, at least as the following:
    950 450 4.5



Conditional Requirements 

If a holder of a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of (2.5 to 2.99 out of 4) or equivalent, he should:

  • Register in no more than (9) credit hours of courses studied for the graduate program during the conditional acceptance period.
  • Achieve at least (3 out of 4) or equivalent, in the first semester of study. Otherwise dismissed from the program.

If a holder of a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of (2 to 2.49 out of 4) or equivalent, he should:

  • Register in no more than (9) credit hours as remedial prepration for the graduate program. These remedial courses are not for credit within the degree program.
  • Achieve at least (3 out of 4) or equivalent, in the first semester of study. Otherwise dismissed from the program.

Graduation Requirements

To obtain a Master's degree in Criminal Science, the student must successfully complete 33 credit hours, with a cumulative GPA of 3 out of 4.

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Director of Criminal Science Program

College of Law
Al Ain University 

P.O.Box: 64141
Al Ain - UAE

Phone No: +971 3 7024888
Fax No: +971 3 7024777

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