City, University of London

Course Introduction

The specialist LLM in Dispute Resolution offers an in depth understanding of dispute resolution practice and theory in both civil and criminal matters. 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 Master of Laws (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.

Assessment is by way of coursework which comprises 100% of the final mark in each module. Each module carries the same weight in terms of the overall qualification. You will be allocated a dedicated supervisor for your dissertation that will help you develop a specific topic and provide support in terms of resources, content and structure. It is an important objective of this course to assist individual students who wish to build effective careers in managing and conducting civil cases, whether through litigation, arbitration, negotiation or mediation. With so much competition for those seeking to enter and develop a career in the legal profession, this Master of Laws (LLM) is designed to provide a depth of understanding and a range of skills that can make a real difference in building your career. During this course students will also achieve PgCert and PgDip awards.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £12,750 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £17,850 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £15,300 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £6,375 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £6,375 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £8,925 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Applicants need to have at least an upper second-class honours undergraduate degree in law (roughly equivalent to a B or B+) from a recognised international institution. Applicants with a good undergraduate degree in another subject will also be considered.
  • International entry requirements: Students whose first language in not English will need the following qualification: IELTS: 7.0 or above with a minimum of 6 in each area.