Postgraduate Studies Programs

Master of Law in  Public Law


Master of Law in  Public Law




Program Type

Course Work and Thesis

Study Mode

Full-time or Part- time


2 Years for Full-time and 3 Years for Part-time

Instruction Language


Program Coordinator

Name: Dr.Hussein Ahmed Elkame

Email: elkamel

Tel: +968 24145320

College Website

Program Overview


The student should complete 8 courses (24 CH) during the first year for the full-timers and during the first and the second years for the part-timers. In the second semester of the last year, the student should write a research proposal in a selected topic if she/he earns a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 out of 4.00 point scale. For the thesis (6 CH), the candidate is required to conduct the necessary literature review, undertake the research, analyses the results, write the report and communicate the results at an oral defense. This work need not necessarily be original research, but should be a new application of ideas. The student should identify the research problem in consultation with the supervisor, which normally takes place in the second semester. The student should register for the thesis in the third semester after having completed at least 12 credits of the course work.


Admission Requirements



  • Applicants should have a Bachelor of Law from Sultan Qaboos University or from any recognized university, with Cumulative Grade Point Average of not less than 2.75 on a 4 point scale, or
    - Two year’s Work experience is a must for candidates with Cumulative Grade Point Average between 2.5  and  2.74 in the Bachelor degree, or - Applicants who have bachelor degree in Law from a recognized institution and a postgraduate diploma in a related specialization from a recognized institution of higher education with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 on a 4-point scale or its equivalent.
    • The applicant should not apply for more than one program offered by the college and if so, then the application will be cancelled.
    • Applicant must submit a release letter or a study leave from employer for full time study or no objection letter for part-time study, addressed to the dean of postgraduate studies at SQU. Un-employed applicant needs to submit a statement from The Ministry of Labour documenting the unemployment status of the applicant.
 English Proficiency  

Before starting the program, the admitted candidates should submit an English Proficiency Test Certificate band (4) or higher in academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic or a score of (39) or higher in the International TOEFL – IBT.

Selection Criteria




  • A cumulative
  • Written exam
  • Interview (oral examination)