Taught course

Mediation and Conflict Resolution

University of Strathclyde · School of Law

Entry requirements

Normally a pass degree and/or relevant professional experience. International applicants normally minimum of 2:2 honours degree and/or relevant experience. If English is not your first language you will be required to provide evidence of your English language proficiency before you can begin the course. Please note that English language tests are valid for two years. Our programmes generally require IELTS 6.5 with no element below 6.0 or TOEFL ibt minimum total score 100 (minimum scores of 20 in each section) [or equivalent]. The deadline for applications is normally mid-August, to start end of September each year.

Months of entry


Course content

Expertise in mediation and conflict resolution is becoming essential in business and in the public sector in Scotland. Family, community, small claims, commercial and workplace mediation are already established, while recent legislation has led to the setting up of schemes for Additional Support for Learning and the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission. In addition, a number of professions regard conflict resolution and mediation skills as a key requirement of effective practice. Scotland’s first graduate level course in mediation offers a thorough practical and theoretical introduction to this growing area and will be of interest to lawyers, managers, HR professionals, social workers, graduate students of all disciplines with an interest in dispute resolution and practising mediators.

Students can also gain experience through our Mediation Clinic.

Apply here: http://www.strath.ac.uk/humanities/courses/law/courses/mediation/

Fees and funding

Lord Hope Scholarship for LLM/MSc Law School Programmes (New for 2014 entry)

Application can be made here: Lord Hope Scholarship Application Form

The Law School is delighted to announce the launch of the Lord Hope Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme. Under this initiative, up to twelve partial scholarships of £1,000 each shall be available for applicants across our range of LLM/MSc programmes in the academic year 2014/15 (all courses above). The awards shall be granted on a competitive footing offered on the basis of financial need and academic merit. In addition to the financial award, the successful applicants shall also be invited to attend a celebratory dinner hosted by patron of the scheme and Emeritus Professor of the Law School, the Rt Hon Lord Hope of Craighead KT, PC, FRSE, former Lord Justice General and Lord President of the Court of Session, Second Senior Lord of Appeal in Ordinary in the Appellate Committee of the House of Lords and Judicial Committee of the Privy Council and most recently Deputy President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom.

GREAT Scholarships

As part of the GREAT Scholarship programme -India and British Council Initiative, awards to students of outstanding academic calibre from India are available. More information can be found here: http://www.strath.ac.uk/rio/postgraduatescholarships/award_771767_en.html

Other Funding Opportunities: http://www.strath.ac.uk/search/scholarships/index.jsp

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


part time
21 months
full time
9 months


part time
9 months

Course contact details

0141 548 3738