Master of Laws

LLM Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

A Master of Laws (LLM) is a postgraduate degree designed to enhance your academic legal knowledge, particularly focusing on specific areas of interest. The course has been specially designed for law and non-law graduates who want to gain a Master’s qualification in law while developing an in-depth knowledge of different mediation and arbitration techniques and practices.

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Entry requirements

Minimum second class honours Degree

 

 

Full requirements

Locations

Birmingham, Guildford, Hong Kong, Leeds, London Bloomsbury, Manchester, Nottingham, Online (Hong Kong), Reading and Online

Next start date

October 2020

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If you’re looking for a more flexible approach to your studies, why not consider our online study option?

 

Gain essential in-depth knowledge and insight in your chosen area of law and understand the importance of legal rules as they are applied in the real world.

The programme structure is highly flexible. You can design your own degree pathway that suits you and meets your career objectives, whatever they might be.

Taught by a combination of former and current practitioners, as well as research and teaching academics who are focussed on legal practice, not just theory.

Course Details

LLM Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

We have designed our LLM in Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution to be a hands-on, practical course which will realistically simulate mediation and negotiation scenarios, allowing you to develop the skills required in practice. Utilising the insights of our experienced professional tutors, you’ll have the chance to gain first-hand advice and support to fully understand the nuances and skills required to achieve favourable outcomes during dispute resolution.

When you study the LLM Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution with us you will:

  • Be taught by subject matter experts, former and current practitioners and research and teaching focused academics
  • Focus on legal practice, not just theory
  • Benefit from strategic partnerships with firms, regulators and accreditation bodies
  • Learn about Legal Technology by selecting to study modules in legal technology
  • Improve your employability by gaining important transferable skills and mapping your career with our careers team

The award-linked module for this programme (Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution) will also offer the chance to gain in-depth knowledge of mediation and alternative dispute resolution skills; core skills that are quickly becoming more sought after and are an increasingly more important part of the legal landscape.

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 law 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.

To help prepare you for your dissertation you’ll study a range of compulsory and further optional Research Methods Training sessions in your first terms.

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.

Course Structure

Two week induction: For non-law students this includes a compulsory introduction to the law of England and Wales which must be completed before commencing your first modules.

You will complete:

  • Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution**
  • Civil and Criminal Litigation**
  • Research Methods Training (sessions throughout Terms 1 and 2 / 1-4)

You may then choose two from the list of elective modules* which includes modules such as:

  • Advocacy and Bar Skills**
  • International Arbitration 

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*All elective modules are subject to availability.

**Successful completion of these three modules results in an exemption from the University’s BPC Selection Event.

  • Dissertation in Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

Course Start Dates

  • LLM Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (Master of Laws)
    • Full-time: Birmingham, Hong Kong, Leeds, London Bloomsbury, Nottingham and Online (Hong Kong)
    • Part-time: London Bloomsbury, Nottingham and Online (Hong Kong)
  • LLM Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (Master of Laws)
    • Full-time: Birmingham, Leeds, London Bloomsbury, Manchester and Nottingham
    • Part-time: Birmingham, Leeds, London Bloomsbury, Manchester and Nottingham
  • LLM Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (Master of Laws)
    • Full-time: Birmingham, Guildford, Hong Kong, Leeds, London Bloomsbury, Manchester, Nottingham, Online (Hong Kong) and Reading
    • Part-time: Birmingham, Guildford, Hong Kong, Leeds, London Bloomsbury, Manchester, Nottingham, Online (Hong Kong) and Reading
  • LLM Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (Master of Laws)
    • Full-time: Birmingham, Guildford, Leeds, London Bloomsbury, Manchester, Nottingham and Reading
    • Part-time: Birmingham, Guildford, Leeds, London Bloomsbury, Manchester, Nottingham and Reading
  • LLM Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (Master of Laws)
    • Full-time: Birmingham, Guildford, Leeds, London Bloomsbury, Manchester, Nottingham and Reading
    • Part-time: Guildford and Reading

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Study LLM Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Online starting October 2020, February 2021, September 2021, January 2022 or September 2022

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Study Online

You can also study this course online, allowing you to study full-time or part-time, as well as being able to study any modules that aren’t available at your chosen campus online.

The online version of this course covers the same content as the on campus version, while still offering you the same high level of professional tutor support. The only difference is that you can study when, where and how you want, over a variety of different course lengths.

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Course Information

 

With so many options for studying this course, you can be sure to find a start date and study option to suit your needs.

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Modules are assessed by a three hour unseen written examination or 4,500 word coursework assignment.

Attendance at one of our UK campuses (or an approved overseas centre by prior arrangement) is required for all examinations, including for online study.

The default campus location for online study if London.

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, a specialist area of Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution.

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This course has an innovatively flexible structure, with specific assessments that are conducive to effective learning.

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Fees and Applying

 

You can apply for this course directly with the University.

This course cannot be chosen to study alongside our Legal Practice Couse (LPC). For more information on the choice of Master's to study alongisde our LPC, please visit the LPC page.

Please note: Our Hong Kong courses are not yet open for applications. If you are interested in finding out more about studying in Hong Kong, please register your interest today.

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UK/EU students:£8,750 (February 2021), £9,200 (September 2021)
International students: £12,000 (February 2021), £12,360 (September 2021)

By studying a Master's degree you could be eligible for a Student Loans Company Postgraduate Loan worth up to £11,222.

We also have a range of scholarships and bursaries available which make studying with us more affordable than ever. 

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We have students from over 120 different countries throughout our campuses, with a dedicated team to help international students.

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