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The University of Law Postgraduate Programmes LLM Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution - Full-time
The University of Law Postgraduate Programmes

LLM Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution - Full-time

12 Months

English

Full time

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Sep 2024

GBP 18,500 *

Distance learning, On-Campus

* £10,500 Domestic, London; £9,500 Domestic, Non-London; £14,000 International, London; £12,000 International, Non-London; £9,500 Online

Introduction

Our LLMs from our new Master's in Law suite of programs are designed for law and non-law graduates who want to explore the practical application of a particular, specialist area of the law. Study face-to-face or online.

Course Requirements

Students should possess a UK bachelor’s degree in any subject at 2:2 or above or equivalent qualifications. Non-law students must complete a compulsory two-week induction covering the Key Principles of the English Legal System unless they can evidence the successful completion of an LLB (or equivalent) or a minimum of 3 legal modules worth at least 80 QCF credits, which must include - English Legal System, Contract Law and Law of Tort.

Course Details

We have designed our LLM in Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution to be a hands-on, practical course that will realistically simulate mediation and negotiation scenarios, allowing you to develop the skills required in practice. Utilizing 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 favorable 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 critical transferable skills and mapping your career with our careers team.

The award-linked module for this program (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 program, 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

Terms 1 & 2 (full-time)

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)

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

  • Advocacy and Bar Skills**
  • International Arbitration

*All elective modules are subject to availability.

**If you achieve 55% or above in these three modules and complete your Master's program, you will be exempt from the University’s BPC Selection Event.

Term 3 (full-time)

  • Dissertation in Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

Course Information

Assessment

A three-hour unseen written examination or a 4,500-word coursework assignment assesses modules.

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

The default campus location for online study is London.

The dissertation module will be assessed by submission of a thesis (15,000 words) and provides an opportunity for a sustained, in-depth, and intensive investigation into, and reflection upon, a specialist area of Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Structure

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

How to Apply

  • You can apply for this course directly with the University.
  • This course cannot be chosen to study alongside our Legal Practice Course (LPC).

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

Fees

  • 2024/25: UK - £13,450 (London), £11,900 (Non-London), INT - £18,500 (London), £17,000 (Non-London)

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