City, University of London
Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution
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.
Postgraduate Preparatory Courses for International Students
If you do not qualify for direct entry, our partner INTO City, University of London offers an academic preparation programme - the Graduate Diploma. The course offers a route to City, University of London through an excellent teaching and learning experience, located in purpose built study facilities. Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma at INTO City, University of London to the standard required provides guaranteed progression to this Masters degree.
Commercial/High Value Litigation in London (30 credits);
Civil Dispute Resolution Options - Strategic Use of ADR (30 credits);
Arbitration (30 credits);
Mediation and Negotiation (30 credits);
International Commercial Arbitration (30 credits);
International Dispute Settlement (30 credits);
EU Litigation (30 credits).
For your remaining elective modules you can choose from more than 50 modules covering diverse subjects - everything from Human Rights and Energy Law to Mergers or Money Laundering.
Dissertation (incorporating research methods training):
10,000 word Supervised Dissertation (30 credits) OR
20,000 word Supervised Dissertation (60 credits).
Example topics include:
The implementation of the Jackson Review of Costs - is it possible to control litigation costs effectively?
Current issues in international arbitration
Is the use of mediation effectively becoming compulsory in some cases? Is this in the best interests of parties to a civil dispute?
How can expert evidence best be used to achieve a fair outcome to a dispute at a reasonable cost?
What are the implications of third party funding for civil dispute resolution?
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.
The 30-credit dissertation module will involve the submission of a dissertation of 10,000 words on a subject agreed with your supervisor/Programme Director. If you decide to offer the 60-credit dissertation instead, you are required to submit a dissertation of 20,000 words on a subject agreed with your supervisor/Programme Director.
Most modules have a single summative assessment with 100% weighting but there are some where there is more than one assessment and the weighting for each will be 50%.
You have the option of completing formative coursework in each module. The formative assessment will give you an opportunity to understand and appreciate the academic attainment levels expected. At different stages of the programme, it provides you with the opportunity to develop and demonstrate legal research, quantitative, cognitive and other skills in addition to your knowledge and understanding of the subjects.
The dissertation provides you with an opportunity to display competence in legal research. It allows some autonomy and enables you to show that you can manage information as well as developing complex arguments and innovative ways to solve problems.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|LLM||Full-time||September 2017||GBP 17,000 per Year 1 (International)||1 years|
|LLM||Full-time||September 2017||GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland)||1 years|
|LLM||Full-time||September 2017||GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (Scotland)||1 years|
|LLM||Full-time||September 2017||GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (Wales)||1 years|
|LLM||Full-time||September 2017||GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (England)||1 years|
|LLM||Part-time||September 2017||GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (England)||2 years|
|LLM||Part-time||September 2017||GBP 8,500 per Year 1 (International)||2 years|
|LLM||Part-time||September 2017||GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland)||2 years|
|LLM||Part-time||September 2017||GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Scotland)||2 years|
|LLM||Part-time||September 2017||GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Wales)||2 years|
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