City, University of London

Course Introduction

Who is it for?

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.

Objectives

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 is course gives you an opportunity to explore the area of criminal and civil justice from a domestic, international and European law context.

Assessment

Assessment is generally by way of coursework which comprises 100% of the final mark in each module. However there are a couple of modules which are assessed by filmed assessment. Each module carries the same weight in terms of the overall qualification. You will be allocated a dedicated supervisor for your dissertation who will help them develop a specific topic and provide support in terms of resources, content and structure.

Career prospects

?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.

As a graduate of this specialist Master of Laws (LLM) programme you will be well placed to pursue careers in this area of law in private practice, in-house in a law firm, policy and government, non-governmental organisations and a wide range of non-legal careers in litigation and dispute resolution.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
Master of Laws - LL.M £13,010 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
Master of Laws - LL.M £13,010 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
Master of Laws - LL.M £18,210 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
Master of Laws - LL.M £6,505 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
Master of Laws - LL.M £6,505 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
Master of Laws - LL.M £9,105 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: We are interested in receiving applications from individuals with 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: Applicant whose first language is not English should have IELTS: 7.0 or above with a minimum of 6 in each area.
  • IELTS score: 7