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Comparative and International Dispute Resolution, LLM

Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL), the United Kingdom

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The award How you will study Study duration Course start Domestic course fees International course fees
LLMFull-time1 yearSeptemberGBP 18850 per yearGBP 29950 per year
LLMPart-time2 yearsSeptemberGBP 9450 per yearGBP 15000 per year

About Comparative and International Dispute Resolution, LLM - at Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL)

The LLM in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution aims to challenge a new generation of lawyers to rethink traditional approaches to conflict. The programme is grounded in dispute resolution theory: you will study a programme that combines broad interdisciplinary training and opportunities for individualised study and skills development.

  • Study within the School of International Arbitration (SIA) a leader in the academic discussion on arbitration
  • Consider the specific problems that arise in arbitration and contribute to the development of arbitration theory
  • Participate in SIA activities such as the Annual SIA Lecture, conferences, symposiums and networking events
  • Your fellow students will come from the UK and more than 80 other countries, each able to draw on prior academic and professional experience from different jurisdictions
  • If you wish to study online, find out more about our Online International Dispute Resolution

You will be able to study transnational law and governance, alternative dispute resolution and arbitration. You will consider commercial conflict of laws and the ethics of arbitration. Please note that not all modules will be available in any one year.

You will be offered a varied selection of taught modules from which you can choose, enabling you to gear your qualification to set you on your desired career trajectory. You do not have to choose your modules until you have had the opportunity to learn about them in greater detail during your comprehensive induction period.

You will also have voluntary access to an excellent series of lectures in Critical Thinking and Writing in Law to help you improve your writing and research in law skills.

The Comparative and International Dispute Resolution LLM offers the Amir Ghaffari Scholarship, which provides a full international student fee waiver.

More than 3,000 students have studied the LLM in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution since the programme started in 1985. Upon graduating, you will be able to join the Alumni and Friends of the SIA (AFSIA), an international network of arbitration specialists. 

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Structure

You will need to complete 180 credits in total.

Full year programme:

  • 180 credits of taught modules (this can include a 30 credits elective dissertation)

Learn more about Comparative and International Dispute Resolution, LLM - at Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL)

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Notes about fees for this course

Full-time study

September 2024 | 1 year

Conditional deposit

Home: Not applicable

Overseas: £2000
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Part-time study

September 2024 | 2 years

The course fee is charged per annum for 2 years. Note that fees may be subject to an increase on an annual basis - see details on our tuition fees page.

Conditional deposit

Home: Not applicable

Overseas: £2000
Information about deposits

Queen Mary alumni can get a £1000, 10% or 20% discount on their fees depending on the programme of study. Find out more about the Alumni Loyalty Award

Entry requirements

UK

Degree requirements

A 2:1 or above at undergraduate level in Law or a degree with substantial law content.

Law graduates with a 2:2 honours degree who also have other legal qualifications and/or substantial professional legal experience may also qualify.

Other routes

Non-law graduates with a minimum second class honours degree, that have also obtained a Merit (or 60 per cent) in the Common Professional Examination (CPE) or Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) recognised by the UK professional bodies, may also qualify. Non-law graduates may also be considered on the basis of exceptional professional experience (of at least five years) in a legal area or an area directly related to their programme of study.

Find out more about how to apply for our postgraduate taught courses.

Visit the course page for international entry requirements.

Fees, Funding and Scholarships at Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL)

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