Faculty of Law
Regulations of the Faculty of Law for Postgraduate Studies
The regulations of the Faculty of Law for Postgraduate Studies were issued by Ministerial Resolution No. 506 in 1994.
5.1.1 Chapter One
Article (1): The college consists of the following departments:
Islamic Sharia, Civil Law, Commercial Law, Commercial Civil Procedure Law, Criminal Law, Public Law, Public International Law, Private International Law, Law Philosophy and History, Finance and Financial and Economic Legislation, Social Law
6.1.2 Title Two
Academic degrees and diplomas
Article (2): Beni Suef University grants the following degrees and diplomas, at the request of the Faculty of Law in Beni Suef:
1- Bachelor's degree in Law.
2- Postgraduate diploma in one of the following branches:
a- Common law
b- Private law
C- Islamic Sharia
d- Forensic sciences
e- Administrative sciences
f- International law
G - International Trade and Investment Law
3- Diploma of specialization in one of the following branches:
A- Sharia and comparative legal studies.
b- Judicial studies.
C- Financial and tax studies.
4- Master's degree in law.
5- Doctorate degree in Law.
6.1.3 Title Three
First: postgraduate diplomas:
Article (12): In order for the student to be enrolled in order to obtain any of the higher academic diplomas, it is required that he has obtained a Bachelor’s degree in law from an Egyptian university or an equivalent degree in law from another higher institute recognized by the university, or that he has obtained one of the specialization diplomas stipulated In this list, he has previously obtained a Bachelor's degree in Law, and the College Council may determine each year who will be accepted for each diploma.
Article (13): The tables attached to the list show the courses that are taught to obtain each diploma and the number of hours allocated for each course.
Article (14): The study in each diploma includes - in addition to the special courses shown in the previous table - or general courses, and the student performs the written and oral exam in the courses related to the interview.
Article (15): The College Council arranges a one-hour research hall per week in one of the study courses in each diploma, and the student must participate in the prescribed research hall, and the student is given an estimate for his work in the research hall, which is added to his estimates in the written and oral exam. The college may decide to prevent the student from applying for the examination if it is estimated that his attendance and his work in the research hall are not satisfactory. The student is not considered successful unless he obtains 70% of each grade for each course
Article (16): Graduate studies exams are held twice each year, the first at the end of the academic year and the second at the beginning of the following academic year.
Article (17): A student who has previously failed an exam four times may not be enrolled in a diploma unless he obtains another diploma.
Article (18): The exam is written and oral in all courses, and failure in the written exam in any of them deprives the student from applying for the oral exams, and the exam in all courses is every time the student takes the exam.
Article (19): The college council may exempt the student from taking the exam in the course in which he previously succeeded in a previous diploma he obtained if the same course has not changed. Of the student's total overall grade in accordance with the provisions of Article 21 of these bylaws.
Article (20): Pass scores are calculated as follows:
Excellent 90% or more of the total marks
Very good, from 85% to less than 90% of the total marks
Good from 75% to less than 85% of the total marks
Acceptable from 70% to less than 75% of the total marks
And the student who gets less than 70% of the total score is a failure, and the high end of the scores in the exam for all courses is twenty degrees.
Article (21 bis): The provisions of Article Seven applied on
Second: Specialization Diploma:
Article (22): In order for the student to be enrolled in order to obtain a diploma in specialization from one of the institutes of higher studies, he must have obtained a bachelor’s degree in law from an Egyptian university, or an equivalent degree in law from one of the recognized foreign universities, and the college council may authorize holders of another university degree By enrolling in some of these institutes, and the College Council determines the number of students admitted to each institute.
Article (23): The period of study in each of the specialized postgraduate institutes is two university years.
Article (24): A student who passes the exam successfully in one of these institutes will be granted a diploma in specialization.
Article (25): The tables attached to the regulations show the subjects taught to obtain a diploma of specialization in an institute and the number of hours allocated for each subject.
Article (26): It is taken into account when organizing research rooms in postgraduate institutes that they mainly include practical training.
Article (27): The provisions stipulated in Articles 16 to 23 of this bylaw apply to institutes of specialized postgraduate studies.
5.1.4 Chapter Four
Master's degree in Law
Article (28): The following conditions are required for a student to obtain a master’s degree in law:
1- To have a bachelor’s degree in law from an Egyptian university, or an equivalent degree in law from a recognized foreign university.
2- To have a postgraduate diploma.
3- To carry out innovative research for at least one year in a subject approved by the University Council based on the proposal of the College Council.
4- To present the results of his research a letter accepted by the judging committee and to lead a public discussion in it.
Article (29): The student chooses the subject of his thesis, provided that it is related to the diploma that he successfully passed the approved examination
Article (30): The rules stipulated in Articles 33 to 36 of this bylaw apply to the master's thesis.
However, the registration of the master's thesis falls after three years have passed from the date of its registration, unless the College Council decides to keep the record for another period to be determined based on the supervisor's report after taking the opinion of the concerned department council.
5.1.5 Title V
Doctorate degree in Law
Article (31): An application for obtaining a doctorate degree in law requires:
1- To have a master’s degree in law, or two postgraduate diplomas, one of which is in public law or private law, or a diploma in specialization from an institute, and a diploma in public law or private law.
2- To carry out innovative research for at least two years on a subject approved by the College Council.
3- To submit the results of his research a letter accepted by the judging committee and lead a public discussion in it.
Article (32): The student chooses the subject of his thesis, provided that it is related to one of the study subjects in one of the diplomas in which he completed his studies.
Article (33): The request to register the subject of the thesis is submitted to the Dean of the College, and it is presented to the College Council after taking the opinion of the relevant department council.
Article (34): The thesis supervisor submits to the relevant department council an annual report at the end of every academic year on the student's progress in his research. The decision of the department council regarding this report is presented to the college council. The College Council may, in the light of the report referred to in the previous paragraph, cancel the registration of the thesis in accordance with Article 102 of the executive regulations of the Universities Organization Law. In all cases, the thesis registration shall lapse after six years from the date of its registration. Unless the College Council decided to maintain the registration for another period, which it would renew based on the supervisor’s report after taking the opinion of the concerned department council.
Article (35): The supervisor of the thesis, after completing its preparation, shall submit a report to the relevant department council regarding its validity for discussion. This report is accompanied by a proposal to form a committee to judge the thesis.
Article (36): The College Council decides the validity of the thesis for discussion and the formation of a committee to judge it based on the proposal of the concerned department council, and after reviewing and approving the report supervising the thesis.
Article (37): The dissertation is discussed publicly, and each of the members of the judging committee on the thesis submits an individual report on it, and the judging committee on the thesis submits a collective report on it, including its proposal for granting the student a doctorate degree in law and the estimate it is awarded with, and presents the estimate that proposes granting the student a doctorate degree In the rights and appreciation with which it is granted.
Article (38): The student has to print his thesis if it is decided that it is valid for discussion, and to submit to the college one hundred copies to be distributed to the members of the judging committee on the thesis, and the rest to be deposited in the library and for exchange with other universities.
Article (39): The student’s success is declared with one of the following estimates:
Doctor of Law.
Doctor of Laws, with a good grade.
Doctor of Laws, with a very good grade.
The judging committee may award honors to those who get the reports very good, and it may also decide to exchange the thesis at the expense of the university.
Article (40): The doctoral certificate indicates the master’s degree or diplomas obtained by the student and his grade in it, the subject of the thesis he submitted and the grade he obtained in it.
5.2 Doctoral and master's theses that were discussed.
5.3 PhD and master's theses under discussion.