You should have an upper second class (2.1) honours degree in law (or with law as a major element) from a British university. Equivalent professional qualifications and experience will also be considered. Overseas students should contact firstname.lastname@example.org about the suitability of your qualifications and English language skills.
Months of entry
The Postgraduate Diploma in International Dispute Resolution – Mediation not only provides an understanding of the theoretical, practical and ethical problems relating to international mediation, but can also provide a stepping stone for professionals to become involved in international alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes.
You will be taught by the School of International Arbitration, a centre for research and teaching in International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution at Queen Mary.
Mediation is developing at great speed in many countries. For example, it is part of the civil justice system of England and Wales through the Civil Procedure Rules and the provisions in the rules which encourage the use of mediation.
This diploma is aimed not only at lawyers, but also at other professionals who may be involved in mediation - be it as a disputant, representative or perhaps as a mediator. The course will introduce you to the process of mediation and its role in the resolution of disputes.
The core module, Alternative dispute resolution, interprets the subject as a truly interdisciplinary field comprising of law, social science, economics, psychology and others. This is a newly emerged and vibrant area of scholarship, hence it is impossible to give yes or no answers to most of the questions. Accordingly, the module will employ critical thinking and an open discussion approach. It is expected that you will be willing to share results of your research and be involved in active discussion of all issues.
There are two distinct International Dispute Resolution diploma routes to choose from, Arbitration or Mediation.
If you choose to specialise in Mediation this programme will:
- Introduce you to the process of mediation and its role in the resolution of dispute
- Give you the conceptual framework of the area, as well as introduce you to the current issues and debates within the discipline.
- Invite you to employ critical thinking, and an open discussion approach.
- Give you an international and comparative approach to the subject.
To qualify for the award of a Postgraduate (PG) Diploma, you must complete three taught modules, or two taught modules, plus one 15,000-word dissertation over a two-year period.Core modules:
- CCDD002 Alternative Dispute Resolution (45 credits)
- CCDM042 Negotiation and Mediation Workshop (Residential) [PDF 134kb] (30 credits)
Students must take a further 45 credits from the elective module list below: (a minimum of 3 student is required for a module to run)
- CCDD001 International and Comparative Commercial Arbitration (45 credits)
- CCDD003 International Construction – Contracts and Arbitration (45 credits)
- CCDD005 International Trade and Investment Dispute Settlement (45 credits)
- CCDD006 International Commercial Litigation (45 credits)
- CCDD008 International Commercial Law (45 credits)
- CCDM112 Multi-party Negotiations and Mediation (22.5 credits)
- CCDM113 Labour Disputes (22.5 credits)
- CCDD007 15,000 Dissertation (45 credits)
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Kate Allen
- +44 (0)20 7882 8093