If you are passionate about the law and keen to shape the environment in which you live and work, particularly in relation to business, this program offers advanced knowledge and experience in the area of private law. It will strengthen your understanding of the role of law in business, as well as develop your critical thinking skills through discussions about changes to legislation and other issues affecting commercial enterprises.
You will be kept up-to-date with legal developments, changes to legislation and current legal disputes. Through the study of commercial law, international private law, intellectual property law, commercial arbitration, consumer protection law, international trade and investment agreements law, you will be fully equipped with the values and knowledge required in a legal professional practicing private law.
The program, which is taught in Arabic, utilizes innovative teaching and a forward-thinking approach to ensure it remains at the forefront of legal education.
Professional collaborations with the UAE’s Ministry of Justice, Abu Dhabi Judicial Department, Public Prosecution Department and Dubai Attorneys & Consultants Association open up a variety of opportunities for you during the course of your studies and upon graduation.
“I’m having a great time immersing myself in both the subject and the language.”
“I’ve been practicing law for over 15 years but for the majority of my professional life I’ve been working in English. Planning ahead, I realized that if I ever wanted to practice litigation law in the UAE I would need to hone my Arabic language skills in a legal context. ADU’s Master of Private Law was perfect for this purpose.
I love the subject itself. It’s been a real eye-opener as to why things are done the way they are in the Islamic world. Even after only one term I feel I can have more alert discussions about, for example, Islamic finance issues. I’m having a great time, with a great group, immersing myself in both the subject and the language.”
Tuition is based upon the College and/or Department classification as opposed to the course classification or level. Tuition rates for undergraduate students vary from the tuition rates for graduate students.
The tuition fee calculations are an example only and are based on the assumption that elective courses will be taken with the College that the student is taking their major with. However, if the student selects elective courses outside of this College, the total cost payable may increase or decrease to reflect the tuition rate of the College where the elective is delivered.
Costs of books and supplies are not included in the Tuition and Fees. Students at Abu Dhabi University are also required to pay certain fees and other costs to attend the University. Abu Dhabi University reserves the right to change tuition and fee rates at any time. A tuition schedule is published prior to registration for each semester.
For more information, please click here to view the University's tuition fee structure. Fees are subject to change during the year as per government charges and testing bodies.
The program prepares you to work in law firms, legal departments within government and private organizations, to enter the world of politics and social reform, or carry out research on legal issues to inform government policy.
The acquisition of a master’s degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in your chosen field. You may use it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of professional training.