Taught course

Mediation and International Commercial Dispute Resolution

Newcastle University · Newcastle Law School

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in any subject.

We will also consider applications on an individual basis if you have lower or non-standard qualifications or experience in relevant professional practice.

Months of entry


Course content

Our online LLM equips you with an advanced understanding of the law, theory and practice in the fastest growing area of dispute resolution.

This innovative programme will be taught by internationally renowned academics and mediation practitioners. You’ll gain in-demand professional skills and learn from thought leaders in the field.

This course will give you a pathway into careers in international dispute resolution. It will prepare you for the rapidly growing field of international commercial mediation.

We’ll deliver the online LLM in partnership with Mediator Academy, a pioneering digital learning organisation.

Who is this Master's course for?

This LLM is for students who want to gain critical skills and knowledge for 21st Century dispute resolution practice. Graduates from any discipline, anywhere in the world can enrol on this programme.

The course takes an innovative and immersive approach to online learning. It combines asynchronous lessons and expert-led live interactive online classes.

You will study the latest legal and policy developments in international commercial mediation. You will also explore theories of conflict and dispute resolution.

This Law Master’s degree will help you:

  • develop mediation and mediation advocacy skills
  • learn about UK and international legal frameworks
  • examine online dispute resolution and the role of technology in dispute management

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Information for international students

Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.5 in writing, and 5.5 in all other sub-skills).

If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English course.

Fees and funding

See Fees and Funding tab in the Programme information in our online Prospectus.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • LLM
    full time
    12 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Professor Bryan Clark