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International Litigation and Dispute Resolution LLM

City, University of London

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  • Qualification

    LLM - Master of Laws

  • Location

    Northampton Square

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21, JAN-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Key information

Gain a deep understanding of both the civil litigation process and alternative forms of dispute resolution such as mediation and arbitration. Our specialist Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution LLM delivers practical learning that holds real value in commercial and non-commercial practice.

Course overview

Benefits of this course

You will learn how civil litigation can be managed strategically and effectively.

We deliver a practice-focused understanding of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), mediation and arbitration. This has increasing value in commercial and non-commercial practice.

Your learning will cover rules of litigation, ADR, arbitration and mediation, within the frameworks of procedure, evidence and ethics.

Our degree gives you a unique chance to accelerate your career as a qualified legal practitioner.


You can select to apply for one of the available exit points for this course.

Master of Laws (LLM)

Who is this course for?

This degree should interest and benefit a broad range of students.

If you have taken the English Bar Professional Vocational Studies (BVS) or Legal Practice Course (LPC) or have legal qualifications in another jurisdiction, it will develop your understanding of practice and enhance your career.

If you have legal qualifications in another jurisdiction it will provide understanding of legal process in England. You can enrol in the course straight after a law degree, although some experience of legal practice is an advantage.


This specialist Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution LLM can significantly improve your career prospects.

We can advise on your training options as a mediator or arbitrator on a national or international level.

You also have access to our Pro Bono programme including an award-winning commercial law clinic.

Our aim is for you to be well positioned for legal and non-legal careers. You could work:

in private practice
in-house at a law firm
in policy and government
in non-governmental organisations.

You may also want to continue your academic studies at The City Law School by enrolling in a PhD.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 18,570per year

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

University information

City, University of London

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  • Campus address

    City, University of London, Northampton Square, City of London, EC1V 0HB, England

City is one of the most international UK universities. Students are from over 160 countries, creating a diverse, cosmopolitan university community.
City's supportive alumni network stretches across the globe. They help those thinking of moving to London and organise in-country events after graduation.
City's international student advice team give guidance on the application process, answers questions on visa and immigration issues and check visa documents.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    61st out of 104 14

  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    136 61%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66.0 66%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.57 71%



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