Criminal Law

An-Najah National University

24 months
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The main aim of the Criminal Law program from An-Najah National University is to prepare highly qualified cadres who can work in various fields related to criminal justice including teaching criminal law courses, working as policemen or specialized judges, prosecuting attorney and carrying out research studies .


These fields and others will contribute to the development of the Palestinian law system.

The Criminal Law program from An-Najah National University was initiated to target those who are interested in criminal law either in governmental or non-governmental organizations and BA holders in the fields of law and Sharee'ah (Islamic Law).

The program provides an enriching academic environment in criminal law, which is based on analytical, experimental and comparative scientific research, that equips graduate students with professional legal skills to later practice as lawyers, judges, public attorneys, legal consultants, researchers or legal professionals working in legal control apparatuses.

Contribute effectively to preparation of competent cadres in the field of criminal law, thus making them capable of dealing appropriately with the legal rules and regulations. To this end, the program trains students to practice dialectical skills, critical thinking and analysis skills and follow a sound scientific methodology.

Programme Structure

Teaching and learning:

  • Interactive lecturing techniques
  • Open discussions
  • Deductive approaches
  • Using multimedia and technologies such as the Internet, PowerPoint and other audio-visual aids to present reports, assignments, research studies and discuss samples of judicial proceedings and judgments
  • Inviting experts to talk about related topics to offer students the needed help
  • Inviting judges and lawyers who can share their expertise with the students
  • Organizing workshops and seminars to discuss various issues

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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IELTS or TOEFL needed


36 credit hours alternative credits


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

In order to be admitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies:

  • A student must have completed a Bachelor's degree with a minimum C “Good” average and passed the placement test and the interview. 
  • A minimum D average “fair” and the successful completion of a placement test are required for admission to the Family Medicine degree program.

Tuition Fee


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