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International Dispute Resolution, LLM

Queen Mary University of London Online (QMUL), the United Kingdom

Queen Mary University of London Online (QMUL)

Study options for this course

The award How you will study Study duration Course start Domestic course fees International course fees
LLMPart-time, Online2 yearsApril, SeptemberGBP 10000 per totalGBP 10000 per total
PG DipPart-time, Online2 yearsApril, SeptemberGBP 6700 per totalGBP 6700 per total
PG CertPart-time, Online1 yearApril, SeptemberGBP 3350 per totalGBP 3350 per total

About International Dispute Resolution, LLM - at Queen Mary University of London Online (QMUL)

Be part of a new generation of lawyers that rethink traditional approaches to conflict resolution with QMUL Online’s LLM International Dispute Resolution.

 This world-class international dispute resolution programme is offered through QMUL’s School of International Arbitration (SIA) – a global leader in teaching and research in international dispute resolution.

 With its in-depth focus on commercial arbitration, the programme will equip you with a detailed understanding of the key legal issues arising from arbitration proceedings.

 Supported by an industry-leading teaching team, you’ll join a global community of like-minded students and professionals – allowing you the opportunity to share ideas, discuss and debate current topics, and further expand your knowledge and perspectives.

QMUL Online’s LLM International Dispute Resolution will open up your career to the challenging and exciting world of international arbitration and global casework.

The course is a great fit for your career goals if you’d like to:

  • Understand the fundamental principles of international commercial arbitration
  • Be part of one of the world’s longest-running and largest international dispute resolution programmes
  • Study for a world-class LLM International Dispute Resolution flexibly, without having to commit to on-campus learning and while being able to carry on uninterrupted with your work and personal commitments
  • Learn from a team of world-leading legal experts
  • Graduate from a Russell Group university

Some of the topics you’ll cover during the course are:

  • What is arbitration? Forms of arbitration; different dispute resolution mechanisms; main arbitral institutions
  • Legal framework of arbitration; theories of arbitration 
  • Essential characteristics of arbitration clauses; pathological clauses; drafting and effective arbitration clauses 
  • Arbitrability
  • Appointment of arbitrators 
  • Arbitral procedure 
  • Arbitration and the courts – provisional measures and enforcement

The course is offered completely online, with assessments being conducted through coursework and a final dissertation.


To graduate, you’ll need to successfully complete 4 modules and a 20,000-word dissertation.


Our team of industry-leading teaching staff will guide your learnings through:

  • Online tutorials from world-leading experts in international dispute resolution
  • Discussion forums, where you can discuss, share and debate ideas with your global network of students
  • Group webinars designed to generate informed discussion around set topics
  • Independent study

Find out more about QMUL Online's LLM International Dispute Resolution.

Notes about fees for this course

To apply for this course, you should have:

  • A law degree, or a degree with substantial law content, of at least 2.1 honours (or equivalent). Graduates with 2.2 honours with other legal qualifications/professional legal experience may also qualify.
  • Non-law graduates with a minimum 2.2 honours degree and Merit (or 60%) in the Common Professional Examination (CPE) or Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) may also qualify.
  • Non-law graduates with substantial relevant professional experience may also be considered.

 If you’re unsure whether you’re eligible to apply, please contact our course advisors to check your eligibility.

Entry requirements

To be eligible for entry to the LLM, PGDip or PGCert International Dispute Resolution programme you should have the following:

Law graduates

  • The usual qualification for entry to the programme is a degree in law, or a degree with a substantial law content, of at least 2.1 honours (or international equivalent). 
  • Law graduates with 2.2 honours who also have other legal qualifications and/or substantial professional legal experience may also qualify.

Non-law graduates

  • Non-law graduates with a minimum 2.2 honours degree who 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 substantial professional experience in a legal area or an area directly related to their programme of study.

In all cases, a full online application is required in order for a fair assessment and decision to be made. Each application is considered on its merits and on sight of comprehensive application documents. 

A full and detailed CV is required for all applications and is particularly relevant where professional experience needs to be considered.

International applicants

At Queen Mary we are proud of our global community and we have a long history of welcoming students from around the world. Over the years, many thousands of our international graduates have gone on to pursue successful careers.

To be able to make the most of the modules and teaching on offer, and to keep up with the online discussions, all applicants must meet a minimum academic English language standard for admission. You will need to provide evidence of sufficient English language ability in line with our standard English requirements. The IELTS requirement is a 7.0 overall and at least a 7.0 in the writing component. Please check the guideline for English language requirements for further information on the English language levels required, and alternative qualifications for English language proof.

If you have not achieved the required English language level, then you should continue to take English language tests in your country to reach the level needed.

For any questions about the English language requirements or about entry qualifications specific to your country, contact our course advisers who will be happy to help.

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