City, University of London

Dispute Resolution

The course appeals to existing legal practitioners as well as those who wish to work in the field of civil and criminal litigation, arbitration, international litigation and dispute resolution, legal services and tribunals. As it is domestic and internationally focused, it should be of interest to students from the UK, Europe and around the world.

The Specialist LLM in Dispute Resolution is a unique course which provides students with a strong understanding of dispute resolution practice and theory in both civil and criminal matters. It concentrates on issues relating to dispute resolution in criminal or civil justice, including conventional litigation as well as alternative dispute resolution practices such as arbitration and mediation. This course gives you an opportunity to explore the area of criminal and civil justice from a domestic, international and European law context.

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally hold a good first degree in law, or an equivalent qualification in a related discipline, and must be fluent in written and spoken English.

We expect applicants who are not nationals of English-speaking countries OR have not successfully completed an academic qualification equivalent to a UK undergraduate degree taught in English to have an overall IELTS score of at least 7.0.

Applicants with a first degree in a subject other than law will be considered, but it should be noted that this may restrict the choice of modules where content is dependent on a prior knowledge of law.

Course modules

Specialism modules:
Commercial/High Value Litigation in London (30 credits);
Civil Dispute Resolution Options - strategy, risks and costs (30 credits);
Mediation and Negotiation (30 credits);
Arbitration (30 credits);
International Dispute Settlement (30 credits);
International Commercial Arbitration (30 credits);
EU Litigation (30 credits),

For your remaining modules you can choose from more than 50 modules covering a diverse range of subjects.

Assessment methods

The majority of modules will be assessed on the basis of written coursework of 5,000-5,500 words.

Most modules have a single summative assessment with 100% weighting but there are some where there is more than one assessment and the weighting for each will be 50%.

You have the option of completing formative coursework in each module. The formative assessment will give you an opportunity to understand and appreciate the academic attainment levels expected. At different stages of the programme, it provides you with the opportunity to develop and demonstrate legal research, quantitative, cognitive and other skills in addition to your knowledge and understanding of the subjects.

The 30 credit dissertation module will involve the submission of a dissertation of 10,000 words on a subject agreed with your supervisor/Programme Director. If you decide to offer the 60 credit dissertation instead, you are required to submit a dissertation of 20,000 words on a subject agreed with your supervisor/Programme Director.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
LLM Part-time September 2018 6,250 (Year 1) Wales 2 2 Years
LLM Full-time September 2018 12,500 (Year 1) England 1 1 Years
LLM Full-time September 2018 17,500 (Year 1) International 1 1 Years
LLM Full-time September 2018 12,500 (Year 1) Northern Ireland 1 1 Years
LLM Full-time September 2018 12,500 (Year 1) Scotland 1 1 Years
LLM Full-time September 2018 12,500 (Year 1) Wales 1 1 Years
LLM Part-time September 2018 6,250 (Year 1) England 2 2 Years
LLM Part-time September 2018 8,750 (Year 1) International 2 2 Years
LLM Part-time September 2018 6,250 (Year 1) Northern Ireland 2 2 Years
LLM Part-time September 2018 6,250 (Year 1) Scotland 2 2 Years

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