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Dispute Resolution LLM, PgCert or PgDip

University of Aberdeen

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  • Qualification

    LLM - Master of Laws

  • Location

    University of Aberdeen

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    JAN, SEP

  • Duration

    24 Months

Course summary

This LLM is recognised by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb). Certain courses can exempt you from CIArb’s Membership or Fellowship exams.

The non-court dispute resolution industry is vibrant and growing. Organisations and individuals increasingly seek to resolve disputes outside the expensive litigation process, which can be slow, adversarial and very public.

This is an online degree for professionals who want to enhance their non-court dispute resolution skills. It’s open to professionals without a law degree. The learning pace is flexible and part-time, allowing you to choose each term how many courses you want to take.

Unlike many other Masters in dispute resolution, this degree is dedicated to methods best placed to resolve disputes, rather than combining a substantive subject with dispute processes.

This degree is accredited by

  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb).

This degree will prepare you to pursue work in all dispute resolution disciplines.

Mediation careers

You will graduate from the LLM as a qualified mediator. Although some mediators are lawyers, many are not. This degree caters for professionals from all disciplines who want to become mediators.

As a lawyer representing clients who may use mediation, you’ll be at an advantage understanding the techniques a mediator will use.
Anyone in a management position will benefit from learning the principles, theories and practical techniques of mediation too.

Arbitration careers

This LLM will also help any professional enhance their career prospects in arbitration.

Arbitrators are drawn from a range of professional groups, including lawyers, engineers, surveyors, construction professionals, the financial and accounting professions and more.

As a lawyer representing clients in an arbitral process, you need to fully understand how it differs from litigation. This degree will allow you to diversify your practice into this lucrative, growing area, especially internationally.
Transactional lawyers and professionals need to know what is involved in arbitration too, since many commercial contracts contain a dispute resolution clause; if it is poorly drafted, this can cause considerable problems later. Students can progress into the LLM after successful completion of the PgCert and PgDip.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 13,400overall cost

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Aberdeen

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  • Campus address

    University of Aberdeen, Directorate of External Relations, King's College, Aberdeen, Aberdeen, City Of, AB24 3FX, Scotland

One of the top 30 universities in the UK (Complete University Guide).
Student population includes over 130 nationalities, with strong international global networks.
An International Centre provides support to students from application to graduation.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    11th out of 123 2

    6th out of 103 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    187 86%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    83 83%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.87 77%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    200 91%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    89 89%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.18 84%



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