Master of Private Law

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


About the Program

The Master of Private Law program is designed to prepare qualified legal professionals specializing in the field of private law. The new challenges and advances of the twenty-first century in all walks of life have given rise to the need for the law to keep up. This program offers the in-depth knowledge and qualification the students need to excel in the field of private law.



To achieve distinction in the field of Private Law 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 Private Law. It also aims at supporting the University’s effort 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 the scientific advances and the accompanying development in legislation.


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 private law;
  • 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 Private Law 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 Private Law 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

To achieve distinction in the field of Private Law enabling graduates to assume key legal positions.

Admission Requirements

General 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.
  • 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 

A student may be granted conditional admission in the Master of Private Law in the following cases:

- If a student obtains a GPA between (2  and 2.99 out of 4), s/he will be granted a conditional admission, provided that s/he:

  • Registers for no more than (9) credit hours in the first semester of joining the program.
  • Obtains at least (3 out of 4) or its equivalent in the registered program during the first semester

Graduation Requirements

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

Study Plan

Course No Course Title CR.H. Prerequisite
Specialization course (33) CR.H
Compulsory Core Courses (18) CR.H
0301601 Advanced Studies in Civil Law 3  
0301602 Advanced Studies in Commercial Law 3  
0301603 Advanced Studies in Private International Law 3  
0301604 Advanced Studies in Law of Civil Procedure 3  
0301605 Advanced Studies in Jurisprudence of Transactions 3  
0303606 Legal Research Methodology 3  
Elective Courses (6) CR.H
0301607 Advanced Studies in Intellectual Property 3  
0301608 Advanced Studies in International Construction Contracts 3  
0301609 Advanced Studies in Commercial Arbitration 3  
0301610 Advanced Studies in E-Commerce 3  
0301611 Advanced Studies in Consumer Protection 3  
Thesis (9) CR.H
0301699 Thesis (Private Law) 9 successfully completing the compulsory core courses (18) CR.H


Guidance Plan

Course Description



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Director of Private Law 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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