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.
The program seeks to achieve the following objectives:
By the end of the Master program, the student should be able to:
|No.||Program Learning Outcomes||Aligned 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.
Accomplish in-depth legal research in the various fields of Criminal Sciences leading to sound results.
Prepare legal reports and memoranda using sound legal terminology and adequate research methods.
Compare domestic legal texts in the various fields of Criminal Sciences with their counterpart in regional and international legal system.
Suggest legal solutions leading to the development of legislative provisions to contribute to societal developments.
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.
A valid English Language Proficiency Certificate in one of the below certificates or its equivalent, at least as the following:
|* Excludes from this condition: A native speaker of English who has completed his/her undergraduate education in an English medium institution in a country where English is the official language.|
A student may be granted conditional admission in the Master of Law in the following cases:
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.
|Course No||Course Title||CR.H.||Prerequisite|
|Specialization course (33) CR.H|
|(1) Compulsory Core Courses (18) CR.H|
|0302611||Advanced Studies in the Law of Criminal Procedure (30% of course content is taught in English)||3|
|0302612||Advanced Studies in Penal Law||3|
|0302613||Advanced Studies in the Science of Punishment||3|
|0302614||Advanced Studies in Special Criminal Legislations||3|
|0302615||Advanced Studies in International Criminal Law (30% of course content is taught in English)||3|
|0303606||Legal research methodology||3|
|(2) Elective Courses (6) CR.H (The student chooses one course from each of the following two sections)|
|Section One: The student chooses one course (3 credit hours)|
|0302617||Practical criminal investigation||3|
|0302618||Expertise in criminal matters||3|
|Section Two: The student chooses one course (3 credit hours)|
|0302619||Islamic criminal legislation||3|
|0302620||Comparative legal systems||3|
|0302621||Advanced studies in Criminology||3|
|Thesis (9) CR.H|
|0302694||Thesis||9||successfully completing (21) CR.H (with min GPA 3 out of 4) including all the Compulsory courses|