University of Westminster

Course Introduction

This course embraces a wide range of public, private and domestic issues relevant to the prevention and resolution of conflicts and disputes, including justice and risk; the course includes negotiation, litigation and arbitration, and also the alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes such as mediation and conciliation.

Course Modules

Core modules: perspectives on conflicts and disputes; postgraduate dissertation; research theory and practice; option modules; comparative law; conflict resolution: negotiation; international commercial arbitration; mediation: concepts, evolutionand practice; negotiation: theory, contexts and practice; peaceful settlement of international disputes.

Course Additional Entry

Good UK Honours degree in any non'law subject or in law (or equivalent from a non'UK university) and satisfactory references; other qualifications or experiential routes can sometimes be agreed; those whose 1st language is not English need to have an IELTS score of 6.5 (or equivalent); the university offers pre'sessional summer programmes for applicants who need to improve their English before starting the course.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £12,750  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £8,500  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time Day or Evening
MA (Postgraduate) £7,250  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time Day or Evening
MA (Postgraduate) £4,250  Academic year. First year home fees