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An online Master of Laws (LLM) in International Arbitration is a postgraduate degree designed for law and non-law graduates to enhance your academic legal knowledge. This internationally recognised Master’s will give you the skills y to progress in the arbitration industry and can open up pathways to a career as an Arbitrator, Mediator, Barrister, Solicitor, Extra-judicial Professional and more.
Minimum second class honours Qualifying Law DegreeEntry requirements
12 months (full-time)
21 months (part-time September)
October 2023See all Start Dates
Apply for this course directly with the University of Law.
The LLM International Arbitration Online course will allow you to explore issues surrounding International Arbitration, providing the substantive knowledge needed in order to enhance your practice.
This online course focuses on international commercial arbitration and international investment arbitration. You’ll cover the legal framework of international commercial arbitration, comparing the English law of arbitration with the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration. You’ll also look at international investment arbitration, focusing on the ICSID Convention, ICSID Arbitration Rules and the UNCITRAL Rules of Arbitration.
If you successfully complete the International Arbitration module with a mark of at least 65%, you will be eligible to apply for Membership of the CIArb and use the post nominal letters “MCIArb” after your name.
When you study the LLM International Arbitration Online with us you will:
Please note that, due to Home Office regulations, students who require a Student Route visa to study with us are not permitted to study online and can only choose face-to-face taught modules.
This document outline the programme demands so you can assess your ability for the course.
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In addition to a general induction to the programme, there is a two-week induction covering the Key Principles of the English Legal System. This is compulsory for non-law students, but also open to students wanting a refresher in the fundamentals of the law of England and Wales. This would be useful for any student who has taken a considerable break from legal education.
Compulsory modules include:
You may then choose three from the list of elective modules* which includes modules such as:
View the elective module guide
*All elective modules are subject to availability.
**If you achieve 55% or above in these three modules and successfully complete your Master's programme, you will be exempt from the University’s BPC Selection Event.
You can also study these courses at one of our campuses across the UK. If you’re looking for a more traditional university experience, why not consider studying on campus?
With so many options for studying the LLM International Arbitration Online course, you can be sure to find a start date and study option to suit your needs.
Modules are assessed by a three hour unseen written examination or 4,500 word coursework assignment.
All assessments are conducted online.
The dissertation module will be assessed by submission of a thesis (15,000 words), and provides an opportunity for sustained, in-depth and intensive investigation into, and reflection upon, your chosen specialist area.
This online course has an innovatively flexible structure, with specific assessments that are conducive to effective learning.
The approach to learning and teaching on the Master of Laws programmes is predominantly learner-centred. Each taught module is divided into a number of Units which are presented using the Prepare, Engage, Consolidate approach.
Prepare: this represents all the work the student needs to complete before attending the relevant workshop. Traditional lecture content will be presented in short bite-sized segments of approximately 10 minutes to better engage the modern student. Guided independent research and reading will be expected as part of a student’s preparation.
Engage: this represents the interactive element of the Unit. This could be a face to face
workshop, a synchronous online workshop or an asynchronous online activity.
Consolidate: this represents the final part of the Unit and can be used by students to check their understanding of the Unit immediately after their Engage activity or as part of their revision for the module or both.
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You can apply for this course directly with the University.
These courses cannot be chosen to study alongside our Legal Practice Course (LPC). For more information on the choice of Master's to study alongside our LPC, please visit the LPC page.
2023/24 Course Fees (From 1st July 2023)
LLM Master of Laws (Online):
Hong Kong Online:
By studying a Master's degree you could be eligible for a Postgraduate Loan.
If you’re a ULaw alumnus, you may be eligible to receive our £1000 Academic Master's Alumni Discount.
We also have a range of scholarships and bursaries available which make studying with us more affordable than ever.
We have students from over 120 different countries throughout our campuses, with a dedicated team to help international students.