Taught course (will run subject to approval)

International Dispute Resolution

De Montfort University · De Montfort University

Entry requirements

The standard entry requirements for the programme are either a degree in law or another discipline from a UK university or a relevant professional qualification or an equivalent international qualification which indicates an ability to study at the postgraduate level. Whilst some background knowledge of law is useful, a degree in law is not essential.

Your degree should be a minimum of second class, with honours, and above, or the overseas equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

The academically led and practice informed International Dispute Resolution course will provide you with a unique perspective on this fast-moving area of law. This course is designed to benefit to anyone pursuing, or wishing to pursue a career in international law, civil and criminal litigation, arbitration, international litigation, dispute resolution, including as conflict managers, complaint handlers, negotiators, mediators, ombudsmen, and in the arbitration and commercial sector. The programme will be of interest to students from the UK and internationally. Completing this programme will allow you to move into a variety of future legal careers, for example with law firms, multinational corporations, international courts and tribunals.

There will be a focus on current issues and will also look at the different dispute resolution methods, thus ensuring a complete understanding of the area. Whilst the course is grounded in dispute resolution theory, this LLM combines the practical and theoretical to ensure that students learning is directly applicable to your work.

The course will allow you to develop an in-depth and practical knowledge of international dispute resolution; understand the principles and practice of arbitration and the international context in which this operates; analyse issues in international dispute resolution; apply relevant law/institutional policies to help resolve issues that arise in international disputes and develop critical thinking and autonomous learning skills, to enable you to gain knowledge in an area of considerable commercial interest, which will enhance employability potential in the international dispute resolution area.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • LLM
    part time
    27 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0)20 7017 4483