If you are passionate about the law and keen to shape the environment in which you live, particularly in relation to laws that govern society as a whole, this program offers advanced knowledge and experience in the area of public law. It will strengthen your understanding of the role of law in society, increase your appreciation of politics and government, as well as develop your critical thinking skills through discussions about change and reform.
You will be kept up-to-date with legal developments, changes to legislation and current legal disputes. Through the study of administrative law, penalty law, constitutional law and political systems, public finance, penal procedure law, Islamic governance system, international criminal law, administrative contracts and economic and financial legislation, you will be fully equipped with the values and knowledge required in a legal professional practicing public 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.
“Once a member of the ADU community, always a member of the ADU community.
Dr. Layla Salem is a woman of firsts. She was the first person ever to earn a PhD from an institution in the UAE - this was back in June 2011 – and she was also the first Emirati to secure a position in Abu Dhabi University. She started working in ADU in 2013 and teaches on the Master of Public Law program.
“A few years after completing my PhD, I secured a position in ADU. I chose ADU as I knew the quality and standard was on a par with the government universities in the UAE. They really are good at everything they do. The teaching is strong, the services available to students are amazing, and the robust entry requirements mean that the students are of a high caliber.
Like many members of the faculty, I see the value of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.University life has to be about so much more than studying.”
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.