Taught course

International Dispute Resolution (Arbitration)

Queen Mary, University of London · Centre for Commercial Law Studies - CCLS

Entry requirements

You should have an upper second class honours degree in law (or with law as a major element) at a British university or the equivalent in other universities. Equivalent professional qualifications and experience are accepted at the discretion of the Programme Director.

Months of entry


Course content

The Postgraduate Diploma in International Dispute Resolution - Arbitration not only provides an understanding of the theoretical, practical and ethical problems relating to International Dispute Resolution, but also provides a stepping stone for professionals becoming more 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.
There are two distinct International Dispute Resolution diploma routes to choose from, Arbitration or Mediation. If you choose to specialise in Arbitration, this programme will:
  • Deepen your understanding of the conceptual framework of the area, as well as introduce you to the current issues and debates within the discipline.
  • Give you an international and comparative approach to the subject.
  • Provide you with a comprehensive arbitration curriculum with in-depth coverage of arbitration theory and exposure to arbitration practical issues (including how to draft arbitration awards)
  • Give you a detailed overview of a wide range of arbitration-related courses (commercial arbitration, construction arbitration, investment arbitration, ADR, litigation, substantive commercial law).

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
distance learning
24 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

School of Law
+44 (0)20 7882 8093