The college of law started its Master degree program in 2008-2009. The Masters programs are specialized programs that follow the Bachelor of Law. Students in these programs are awarded the degree upon passing the exams and succeeding in defending their theses.

The college of Law offers two Masters programs:

  1. Master in Public Law:
    The number of academic faculty members in charge of teaching the master degree students in the second semester of the year 2015-2016 was three academics. The Master degree thesis is examined by three examiners, two of which are internal examiners while the third is an external examiner. The total number of enrolled students in the Master in public law program is 68 students.

  2. Master in Private Law:
    The number of academic faculty members in charge of teaching the master degree students in the second semester of the year 2015-2016 was three academics. The Master degree thesis is examined by three examiners, two of which are internal examiners while the third is an external examiner.

    Since its launch, The Master degree program was not suspended except for the academic year 2013-2014 where the Master in Private Law program was suspended due to the low number of enrolled students back then which was 4 students. Therefore, the program re-started in the beginning of the next academic year 2014-2015 where those 4 registered students were added to the newly accepted ones.
  1. Acquiring deep knowledge in subjects of public and private law.
  2. Ability to analyze legal rules and facts
  3. Ability to weigh and refute different legal views and comparative legislations.
  4. Ability to use scientific research skills in preparing legal studies and research in accordance with the society’s and marketplace needs
  5. Ability to excel in attending to and practicing of different legal works
Terms of Admission:

  1. The applicant should hold a bachelor degree in Law from University of Bahrain or any equivalent degree from any well recognized Arab or foreign universities, with G.P.A of at least 2.67 out of 4 according to the points-based system or any other equivalent assessment system.
  2. The bachelor degree (or the equivalent degree) should be on the area of specialty that the student studied in a full time system of study qualifying him or her to join this program. The student should submit two recommendations from his or her academic professors.
  3. Students should pass IELTS or TOEFL exams with a percentage or a rate determined by the faculty board. Alternatively, students can pass two intensive English courses of UoB.
  4. The student should pass the following:
    • An exam about the legal curricula determined by the concerned section's board.
    • English language assessment exam
    • The personal interview
  5. The faculty's board determines the rates of each of the above requirements and when they are considered to be fulfilled by the student in light of the reports submitted in this regard to the faculty's board by the faculty's coordinator of postgraduate studies.
  6. The concerned section determines supplementary curricula to be studied by the student in the first term of the program, at a rate of at least 3 out of 4, in each curriculum. The period during which such curricula are to be completed will not be calculated within the period required to obtain the master degree.

The language requirement:

The language requirement is an essential one in all postgraduate studies in UoB. Therefore, the language requirement is applicable to the Master programs in public and private law. This is of critical importance to postgraduate students as researchers. Writing a scientific thesis will not be possible unless the student is capable of reviewing western legal writings.

Art (12) of the Regulation of Postgraduate Studies requires that a student should pass IELTS or TOEFL exams with a percentage or a rate determined by the University Council. Alternatively, students can pass two intensive English courses of UoB. Otherwise, a student registration will be cancelled.