City, University of London

Course Introduction

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.

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.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
LLM £12,500 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
LLM £17,500 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
LLM £8,750 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
LLM £6,250 Home Fees

Qualifications required:

  • 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.