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

January, September

Course content

The Specialist LLM in Dispute Resolution provides you with a strong understanding of dispute resolution practice and theory in both civil and criminal type matters. It should of benefit to those who wish to work in criminal or civil justice, both in litigation or alternative dispute resolution practice.

This masters degree also gives you an opportunity to explore the area of criminal and civil justice from an international and European law context.

The Specialist LLM has been designed to allow you to examine important areas of criminal and civil dispute resolution. You have an opportunity to study the field from there perspectives - domestic law, EU law and international law.

The course appeals to practitioners and those who wish to work in the field of civil and criminal litigation, arbitration, international litigation and dispute resolution, legal services and tribunals.

Fees and funding

  • Full-time EU: £10,000 (January 2016-entry fee; September 2016-entry fee to be confirmed November 2015)
  • Full-time Non EU: £15,000 (January 2016-entry fee; September 2016-entry fee to be confirmed November 2015)

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

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