Taught course

Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution

City, University of London · The City Law School

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally hold a good first degree in law, or an equivalent qualification in a related discipline, and must be fluent in written and spoken English.

We expect applicants who are not nationals of English-speaking countries OR have not successfully completed an academic qualification equivalent to a UK undergraduate degree taught in English to have an overall IELTS score of at least 7.0.

Applicants with a first degree in a subject other than law will be considered, but it should be noted that this may restrict the choice of modules where content is dependent on a prior knowledge of law.

Months of entry


Course content

The Specialist LLM in Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution provides a unique opportunity to support the development of a career in civil legal professional practice.

The masters course covers how to manage litigation strategically and effectively, and provides a practice focused understanding of mediation and arbitration as alternative ways of resolving a dispute that are growing in importance.

This innovative specialist Master degree is designed to provide a sound understanding of the rules under which litigation, arbitration and mediation operate, based on current scholarship including areas such as procedure, evidence and ethics.

The course covers practical matters such as funding, risk assessment and strategy are also considered. There is also a focus on current issues and likely future developments.

This specialist degree should interest and benefit a broad range of students, if you are already professionally qualified having taken the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) or Legal Practice Course (LPC) it will develop your understanding of practice and enhance your CV. If you have legal qualifications in another jurisdiction it will provide understanding of legal process in England. You can join the course straight after a law degree, but some experience of legal practice is an advantage.

As a world centre for litigation and alternative dispute resolution, London is an ideal place to study. This LLM is taught at our Gray's Inn campus, which is well placed in relation to the legal community.

Information for international students

IELTS: 6.5 with a minimum of 6 in each areas (we do not accept TOEFL).

Fees and funding

UK students
Full-time EU: £10,000
International students
Full-time Non EU: £15,000

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

The City Law School
+44 (0)20 7040 5787