Dubai, UAE: The British University in Dubai (BUiD) has received accreditation from the UAE Ministry of Education to offer new programmes in law. In addition to its current Masters programme in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution, BUiD now is offering a PhD in Business Law and a Bachelor of Law. For the first time in the Gulf region, an accredited Bachelor of Law degree is offered in English. Masters and PhD degrees include courses that are designed to consider new and continuous developments in the legal world with a focus on the UAE and wider MENA region.
During an online launch for the PhD in Business Law, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Abdullah Alshamsi, gave a brief summary of the PhD journey at BUiD: “We are very pleased today to announce the launch of yet another PhD, which brings our doctoral programmes to eight. With these programmes, BUiD shows its commitment to contribute to the UAE’s knowledge-based economy with well qualified graduates, and to enrich its research culture with high quality theses.”
Professor Aymen Masadeh, Head of Programme said, “The PhD will equip students with the research skills needed in the business law field and law in general. Students will have the opportunity to enhance their legal writing, critical thinking, and analytical skills.”
The Bachelor of Law is designed to prepare students for a career in law and in the legal areas of public and private sector organisations. It also opens up opportunities for future graduate study. The programme offers a balanced variety of specialist modules covering civil law, procedural law, commercial law, criminal law, administrative law, and public international law amongst other legal disciplines. In addition, students will be able to study DIFC law and Abu Dhabi Global Market law.
BUiD is also in the process of acquiring the Ministry of Education’s approval for an MSc in Business Law and Dispute Resolution. In offering these accredited programmes, BUiD aims to achieve excellence in legal education, taught in English, to bridge the gap between theory and practice and equip students with legal skills and values.
The British University in Dubai
The British University in Dubai (BUiD) is a not-for-profit institution, which was established in 2003 to be the region’s leading research-based university, facilitating excellent education, training and research. It provides an important and growing community and resource for young professionals, leading academics, corporate managers and aspiring leaders of all description.
The UAE Ministry of Education – Higher Education Affairs licenses BUiD to award its own degrees. BUiD’s qualifications are also recognised internationally by NARIC. BUiD’s internal quality assurance include processes that ensure our programmes and students’ achievements are of standards on a par with those of our UK Universities Alliance partners (the University of Glasgow, the University of Edinburgh, and the University of Manchester). The UK Universities Alliance collaborates with BUiD within a Concordat agreement that provides a comprehensive framework for the strategic directions and governance of the Alliance.
BUiD offers full and part-time research based Doctorate and PhD programmes, Masters and MBA programmes, and Postgraduate Diplomas, in the fields of education, business, law, engineering, finance, construction, and IT.
BUiD also offers undergraduate programmes in the fields of computer science, AI, engineering, architecture, finance, and business.
The founders of the University are the Al Maktoum Foundation, the Dubai Development and Investment Authority (now Dubai Holding), Rolls-Royce, the British Business Group, and the National Bank of Dubai (now Emirates NBD) . The University is governed by a Council under the chancellorship of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum.
BUiD works in collaboration with leading organisations and institutions including its major contributing partner the Knowledge Fund Establishment, Atkins, the UAE Ministry of Education, and government and associated bodies across the UAE’s public and private sectors.
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