City, University of London

City, University of London

Dispute Resolution

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.

Entry requirements

Applicants should 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 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.

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.

Assessment methods

Assessment will draw on a range of approaches which include written coursework, presentations, skills work, in-class tests, projects and a dissertation. The purpose of this is to assess a range of different skills and knowledge, as well as exposing you to different approaches. The majority of modules will be assessed on the basis of written coursework of 5,000-5,500 words.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time £ 15,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
LLM Full-time £ 10,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Inns of Court School of Law (The) Camden WC1R 5DX South East

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City University London
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