Queen Mary University of London

Course Introduction

The LLM in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution aims to inspire a new generation of lawyers to rethink traditional approaches to conflict and conflict resolution. Grounded in dispute resolution theory, this Master of Law programme combines solid theoretical grounding, broad interdisciplinary training and opportunities for individual study and skills development. As a student on the LLM in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution programme you will be able to take part in SIA events and activities such as: Annual SIA Lecture sponsored by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; SIA and ICC Institute of World Business Law and Practice Arbitrators Symposium (London / Paris); Annual networking event with leading London arbitration practices; Annual session with the secretary general of the ICC Court and the Registrar of the LCIA.

Teaching is by a mixture of formal lectures and small group seminars. The seminars are designed to generate informed discussion around set topics, and may involve student presentations and group exercises as well as open discussion. We take pride in the close and friendly working relationship we have with our students. You will have a team of advisers to support you, including the LLM and Research Directors, your dissertation supervisor and tutors and your module convenors. You will be assessed by a mixture of formal examinations and coursework in your taught modules, followed by more self-directed work on your 10,000-word dissertation.

Start Date:

EXPECTED SEP-2019. EXPECTED SEP-2019.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
Master of Laws - LL.M £15,100 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
Master of Laws - LL.M £15,100 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
Master of Laws - LL.M £22,150 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
Master of Laws - LL.M £7,550 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
Master of Laws - LL.M £7,550 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
Master of Laws - LL.M £11,075 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have a degree in law, or a degree with a substantial law content, of at least 2.1 honours (or equivalent). Law graduates with 2.2 honours who also have other legal qualifications and/or substantial professional legal experience may also qualify. Non-law graduates with a minimum second class honours degree, that have also obtained a Merit (or 60 per cent) in the Common Professional Examination (CPE) or Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) recognised by the UK professional bodies, may also qualify. Non-law graduates may also be considered on the basis of exceptional professional experience (of at least five years) in a legal area or an area directly related to their programme of study. In all cases, a full online application is required in order for a fair assessment and decision to be made. Each application is considered on its merits and on sight of full application documents. A full and detailed CV is required for all applications and is particularly relevant where professional experience needs to be considered.
  • International entry requirements: The minimum English Language requirements for entry to postgraduate degree programmes within the School Law are: IELTS: 7.0 overall including 7.0 in Writing, and 5.5 in Reading, Listening and Speaking; TOEFL: 100 overall including 27 in Writing, 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening and 20 in Speaking; PTE Academic: 68 overall including 68 in Writing, and 51 in Reading, Listening and Speaking; Trinity ISE: Trinity ISE III with a minimum of Merit in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking; C2 Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 overall including 185 in Writing, and 162 in Reading, Listening and Speaking; C1 Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 overall including 185 in Writing, and 162 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.
  • IELTS score: 7