City University London

Course Introduction

The course provides you with a strong understanding of dispute resolution practice and theory in both civil and criminal type matters. It should of benefit to those who wish to work in criminal or civil justice, both in litigation or alternative dispute resolution practice. The Specialist LLM also gives you an opportunity to explore the area of criminal and civil justice from an international and European law context. This course has been designed to allow you to examine important areas of criminal and civil dispute resolution. You have an opportunity to study the field from there perspectives ' domestic law, EU law and international law. The course appeals to practitioners and those who wish to work in the field of civil and criminal litigation, arbitration, international litigation and dispute resolution, legal services and tribunals.

Course Modules

Modules include: Civil litigation 'process and tactics in preparing for trial; civil dispute resolution options 'strategy, risk and costs; mediation and negotiation; arbitration; international dispute settlement; practice and procedure in the court of appeal; international commercial arbitration; EU litigation.

Course Additional Entry

Applicants should hold a 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 a majority English'speaking country OR have not successfully completed an academic qualification, at least equivalent to a UK bachelor's degree, which was taught in a majority English'speaking country as defined by the UK Visas and Immigration, 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.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
LLM £15,000  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
LLM £10,000  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
LLM £7,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
LLM £5,000  Academic year. First year home fees