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Mediation and Conflict Resolution

This programme provides a thorough, practical and exciting introduction to this developing area. It is rigorous and multi-disciplinary, exposing you to a wide range of approaches as well as being taught by experts from across the UK. The skills of conflict resolution are crucial in contemporary life. Professionals in business, public bodies and the law are increasingly expected to act in a collaborative way and to resolve disputes without the delay and expense of litigation. Mediation is fast becoming a core skill. For those working in international settings the core modules can be combined with other classes such as International Human Rights Law to provide the foundation for work with charities and non-governmental organisations committed to conflict resolution.

Entry requirements

A pass degree and/or relevant professional experience.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language you’ll be required to provide evidence of your English language proficiency before you can begin the course.

Please note that English language tests are valid for two years. Our programmes generally require IELTS 6.5.

Course modules

Compulsory classes: Theory and Principles of Conflict Resolution; Mediation in Practice; Legal Research; Dissertation. Elective classes: Mediation, the Law and Policy; Conflict Resolution and the State; Negotiation; Employment Mediation; Legal Process and the Law of Contract and other Obligations.

Assessment methods

There are normally 2 assessments for each class - a practical and written assessment.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
PgCert Part-time £ 3,550 (Academic year) Home/EU 8 Months
PgDip Full-time £ 7,500 (Academic year) Home/EU 9 Months
PgDip Full-time £ 13,500 (Academic year) International 9 Months
PgDip Part-time £ 3,750 (Academic year) Home/EU 21 Months
MSc Full-time £ 7,500 (Academic year) Home/EU 12 Months
MSc Full-time £ 13,500 (Academic year) International 12 Months
LLM Full-time £ 7,500 (Academic year) Home/EU 12 Months
LLM Full-time £ 13,500 (Academic year) International 12 Months
LLM Part-time £ 3,750 (Academic year) Home/EU 12 Months

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