University of Westminster

University of Westminster

Conflict Prevention, Dispute Resolution

This course embraces a wide range of public, private and domestic issues relevant to the prevention and resolution of conflicts and disputes, including justice and risk; the course includes negotiation, litigation and arbitration, and also the alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes such as mediation and conciliation.

Entry requirements

Good UK Honours degree in any non-law subject or in law (or equivalent from a non-UK university) and satisfactory references; other qualifications or experiential routes can sometimes be agreed; those whose 1st language is not English need to have an IELTS score of 6.5 (or equivalent); the university offers pre-sessional summer programmes for applicants who need to improve their English before starting the course.

Course modules

Core modules: perspectives on conflicts and disputes; postgraduate dissertation; research theory and practice; option modules; comparative law; conflict resolution: negotiation; international commercial arbitration; mediation: concepts, evolutionand practice; negotiation: theory, contexts and practice; peaceful settlement of international disputes.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 6,500 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 12,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time day/evening £ 6,250 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
MA Part-time day/evening £ 3,250 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
School of Law Westminster W1W 7UW South East

Key information

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