The Master of Public Law 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 fill the needs arising for legislation professionals in order to handle the new complexities of the modern world.
To achieve distinction in the field of Public 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 PublicLaw. 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.
The program seeks to achieve the following objectives:
By the end of the Master program, the student should be able to:
|S.No.||Program Learning Outcomes||Aligned with L9 QFE Descriptors|
|1||Analyze legal texts and practical cases in a scientific manner||QFE 1, 2|
|2||Assess various legislative, judicial and doctrinal orientations of the Emirati Legal system||QFE 3, 6|
|3||Accomplish in-depth legal research in the various fields of Public Law using adequate research methods.||QFE 9, 4|
|4||Prepare legal reports and memoranda using sound legal terminology and adequate research methods.||QFE 7, 6|
|5||Compare domestic legal texts in the various fields of Public Law with their counterpart in regional and international legal system||QFE 8, 5|
|6||Suggest legal solutions leading to the development of legislative provisions to contribute to societal developments||QFE 8, 2|
A student may be granted conditional admission in the Master of Public 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:
To obtain a Master's degree in Public Law, the student must successfully complete 33 credit hours, with a cumulative GPA of 3 out of 4.
Specialization courses (33) CR.H
Compulsory Core Courses (18) CR.H
Advanced Studies in Constitutional Law and political systems
Advanced Studies in Administrative Law
Advanced Studies in Criminal Law
Advanced Studies in Public International Law
Advanced Studies in Public Finance and Economic Legislations
Legal Research Methodology
Elective Courses (6) CR.H
Advanced Studies in Governance System in Islam
Advanced Studies in Protection of the Environment Law
Advanced Studies in Contemporary Crimes
Advanced Studies in Human Rights Law
Advanced Studies in International Humanitarian Law
Advanced Studies in Law of Criminal Procedure
Thesis (9) CR.H
Thesis (Public Law)
successfully completng the compulsory core courses (18) CR.H