Regent's University London

Regent's University London

Mediation & Conflict Resolution

This new part-time qualification has been developed to give students a deeper understanding of the skills and methods required for successful mediation and conflict management. It incorporates Regent’s existing five-day Mediation & Alternative Dispute Resolution course as a module and goes further with two modules that provide an overview of the theoretical frameworks relevant to conflict resolution and mediation.

The programme is unique in its psychological approach. It covers the psychological principles underpinning conflict, and gives students the opportunity to apply a variety of approaches to the prevention, avoidance,management and resolution of disputes.

Although of benefit to members of the legal professions, the programme is relevant to a wider audience. In disputes across a vast range of sectors, the parties involved want an accredited mediator who is not a lawyer but has an in-depth knowledge of the theory and practical application of mediation in conflict situations.

This is a part-time course designed to fit around students’ existing work commitments. It is aimed not only at current and prospective professional mediators, but at anyone who is likely to encounter conflict on a day-to-day basis.

Entry requirements

Entry on to the programme is by way of either a first degree or two years’ relevant mediation experience (to be assessed at an interview), combined with a written assessment.

Please contact Regent's University London for more information on the English language requirements for this course.

Course modules

The programme comprises three modules:

  • Theories of Conflict (Autumn term) – 20 credits
  • Applied Theory (Spring term) – 20 credits
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (five available entry points) – 20 credits

There are five available entry points during the year for the Alternative Dispute Resolution module for you to choose from. We advise students to join the Alternative Dispute Resolution module during one of the summer term entry points.

Note that Regent's University London alumni who have already successfully completed the existing Mediation & Alternative Dispute Resolution 5-day course up to seven years prior to commencing the Postgraduate Certificate in Mediation & Conflict Resolution programme, will be exempt from completing the Alternative Dispute Resolution module.

Course delivery

The Theories of Conflict and Applied Theory modules are delivered by lectures and seminar groups that are scheduled for late afternoons/evenings.

Theories of Conflict provides an overview of relevant theoretical frameworks, while Applied Theory offers an insight into how different approaches to conflict resolution and mediation work in practice.

The intensive Alternative Dispute Resolution module is delivered over five days, with lectures, training exercises and supervised mediation role-plays focusing on effective communication in both professional and personal environments.

Our teachers are all experienced accredited mediators, trainers, lecturers and authors, with backgrounds predominantly in law and psychotherapy.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Certificate Part-time £ 7,500 per Whole course (home fees) 1 years
Certificate Part-time £ 3,550 per Whole course (home fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Regent's University London London NW1 4NS London

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