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MAster Dispute Prevention and Resolution - At the institution - London - Greater London
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 the study of negotiation, litigation and arbitration, and also the alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes such as mediation and conciliation. This course is designed to benefit a wide range of individuals including graduates progressing towards acceptance on a PhD programme, practising lawyers wanting to further their knowledge and skills, as well as other graduates and practitioners - such as mediators, civil servants, insurers; and anyone managing people and risks. The course is ideal for those with a gap year between career stages, and for students from the EU and other countries who want to improve their English for personal and career purposes.
A good Honours degree in law or a non-law subject and satisfactory references. A good Honours degree is a 2.1 or better, or a 2.2 showing an average of 57% or above. In each case the degree must be a UK degree or equivalent from a non-UK university. Examples of non-law degrees are politics, psychology, and management. You will normally be eligible without a degree but with a recognised legal qualification, subject to satisfactory references. Other mature applicants will be considered but must demonstrate considerable ability. You will need fluent written and spoken English to study at postgraduate level. If your first language is not English, an attainment of at least IELTS 6.5 or equivalent must be demonstrated. The University offers pre-sessional summer programmes if you need to improve your English before starting your course
LLM Dispute Prevention and Resolution
The course provides an opportunity for in-depth study of the issues and the practices involved in the field, including study of the theories and mechanisms of prevention, emergence, avoidance and resolution. The course is relevant to UK, European and international students. It combines academic and practical approaches to teaching and learning. Classes are usually small in size allowing for an interactive approach to learning. Dissertation students will be assigned a supervisor who will provide appropriate guidance.
-Dissertation (triple module)
-Perspectives on Conflicts and Disputes
-Research Theory and Practice
Options, choose from:
-Commercial Conflict of Laws (private international law)
-Conflict Resolution: Negotiation
-Conflict, Risk and Regulation
-Family Mediation - Theory and Practice
-International Commercial Arbitration
-International Commercial Mediation
-Women and International Human Rights
Teaching and Assessment
Assessment is carried out by a variety of methods including coursework (during the module) and by exam (at the end of the module).
This course is designed to benefit a wide range of individuals including: graduates progressing towards acceptance on a PhD programme; practising lawyers wanting to further their knowledge and skills; other graduates and practitioners – such as mediators, civil servants, insurers, and anyone managing people and risks. The course is ideal for students with a gap year between career stages, and for students from the European Union and other countries who want to improve their English for personal and career purposes.