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Dispute Resolution LLM

Course Description

Choose Kingston's Dispute Resolution LLM

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.

Choose to study full time or part time.

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.

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.


Written coursework, examinations and dissertation.

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

English language requirements

All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirement, which is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no element below 6.0. Make sure you read our full guidance about English language requirements, which includes details of other qualifications we consider.

Applicants who do not meet the English language requirements could be eligible to join our pre-sessional English language course.

Applicants from a recognised majority English speaking countries (MESCs) do not need to meet these requirements.

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: good honours degree in law (usually a 2:2 degree or above); or good joint honours degree (2:2 or above), where the major component is in law (for example, Accounting and Law or Combined Studies); or Graduate Diploma in Law (CPE), Legal Practice Course or Bar Professional Training Course; or qualification as a solicitor or barrister.

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