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Dispute Resolution - LLM

Course Description

The Dispute Resolution LLM gives you a detailed understanding of the law on dispute resolution, covering advocacy, arbitration, conciliation, mediation, negotiation and adjudication. You will have the opportunity to look closely at family mediation and conflict, assess the merits of different dispute resolution methods, examine case studies and practice your advocacy skills.

-Course designed in association with expert practitioners as well as leading academics.
-Study at Kingston and save money when you pursue accreditation with the prestigious Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
-Students come from all over the world to study on Kingston's law courses, so you will finish the course with an international network of contacts.
-Tailor your studies to your interests with a wide choice of modules and a research project covering an issue that interests you.
Kingston Law School's expert academic team includes National Teaching Award winners and fellows from the Higher Education Academy, as well as lecturing staff who combine teaching with legal practice, research and scholarship.
-Kingston upon Thames has been rated London's happiest borough and has the lowest crime rate in London, as well as fast transport links to the city centre.

"A specialised Kingston LLM helps students acquire the necessary experience and gives them a named masters course title to demonstrate that they are specialists in their field." – Siri Harris, senior lecturer in law


Written coursework, examinations and dissertation.

About Kingston University's LLM courses

Kingston University's LLM courses allow you to specialise and tailor your degree to a topic of your choice, while also giving you the flexibility to take modules on other subjects, making it flexible and easy to adapt to your interests and career goals.

You will complete work worth 180 credits by studying four 30-credit modules and one 60-credit dissertation module.

In addition to the Law School's team of highly skilled academics, courses are taught by experienced practitioners, and many of our lecturing staff combine teaching with legal practice. This helps to ensure that the courses are constantly refreshed with the latest industry thinking and practice, and provides you with the opportunity to mix with people who can provide hands-on experience and insight into their area of legal work.

Kingston Law School has strong links with The Law Society, the professional body that represents practising solicitors in England and Wales.

Course structure

You must select at least two 'core' modules and take the Legal Research and Dissertation module on any topic of your choice related to dispute resolution. You then select a further two modules from either the core or option lists.

Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.

Core modules (choose at least two, plus the Legal Research and Dissertation module)
-Alternative Dispute Resolution
-Family Mediation
-Legal Research and Dissertation

Option modules (choose two, which can also be selected from the core module list)
-Civil Procedure
-Company Law
-Comparative Law of Obligations
-Environmental Law and Regulation
-EU Competition Law
-EU Environmental Law
-Evidence and Arbitral Awards
-Immigration and Refugee Law
-Individual Employment Law
-Insolvency Law
-Intellectual Property Law
-International Economic Law
-International Environmental Law and Sustainability
-International Trade Contracts
-Labour Law in the Global Economy
-Law of International Trade
-Legal Aspects of Business Finance
-Termination of Employment

Visit the Dispute Resolution - LLM page on the Kingston University website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Robert Horne

"The LLM gave me a tremendous breadth of legal knowledge to draw upon, as well as increasing my expertise in the practical issues of concern to my clients and those with whom they are in dispute. It has also enabled me to be elected as a Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies. The understanding I gained on the LLM has undoubtedly boosted my value to the firm and to its clients and consequently to my career development."


Entry Requirements

To apply for this course, you need: a good honours degree in law (usually a 2:2 degree or above); or a good joint honours degree (2:2 or above), where the major component is in law (for example, Accounting and Law or Combined Studies); or a Graduate Diploma in Law (CPE), Legal Practice Course or Bar Professional Training Course; or a qualification as a solicitor or barrister. We welcome applications from international students. If you hold a non-UK degree or legal professional qualification, see our guidance on equivalent qualifications.

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