Taught course

Transnational Dispute Resolution

The University of Manchester · School of Law

Entry requirements

A minimum upper second class honours degree, or the equivalent, in law.Students whose first language is not English are required to hold IELTS 7.0 with a minimum writing score of 7, or an equivalent score in the IBT- TOEFL, PEARSON, or Cambridge CAE. It is also recommended that applicants with 6.5 in IELTS attend pre-sessional English language courses at the University. Depending on your score in the writing component, we will offer you a place on a 20 weeks, 10 weeks or 5 weeks course. Booking deadlines apply.

Months of entry


Course content

The LLM in Transnational Dispute Resolution (the so-called DIR Track) is premised on a wide understanding of the concept of dispute. On the one hand, it focuses on the contemporary rules, procedures and practices of international courts and tribunals, including the International Court of Justice, interstate and mixed arbitration tribunals, investment dispute resolution mechanisms like ICSID, or the WTO dispute settlement mechanisms. On the other hand, it deals with mechanisms allowing the settlement of disputes which are of an hybrid nature, partly international, partly domestic.

Qualification and course duration


part time
27 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

School of Law
+44 (0)161 306 1270