This new part-time qualification has been developed to give students a deeper understanding of the skills and methods required for successful mediation and conflict management. It incorporates Regent’s existing five-day Mediation & Alternative Dispute Resolution course as a module and goes further with two modules that provide an overview of the theoretical frameworks relevant to conflict resolution and mediation.
Please note that we are not able to sponsor students on this programme for a Tier 4 visa.
Why should I choose this programme?
The programme is unique in its psychological approach. It covers the psychological principles underpinning conflict, and gives students the opportunity to apply a variety of approaches to the prevention, avoidance,management and resolution of disputes.
Although of benefit to members of the legal professions, the programme is relevant to a wider audience.
In disputes across a vast range of sectors, the parties involved want an accredited mediator who is not a lawyer but has an in-depth knowledge of the theory and practical application of mediation in conflict situations.
This is a part-time course designed to fit around students’ existing work commitments. It is aimed not only at current and prospective professional mediators, but at anyone who is likely to encounter conflict on a day-to-day basis.
In addition, Regent's University London alumni who have already successfully completed the existing Mediation & Alternative Dispute Resolution five-day course (within seven years of commencing the Postgraduate Certificate in Mediation & Conflict Resolution) are exempt from completing the Alternative Dispute Resolution module and pay a reduced fee of £3,550.
Key skills, aims and objectives
The skills developed will prove invaluable in all areas of life, dealing with every type of person, whether clients, opponents, witnesses, colleagues or staff.
Upon successful completion of the course, students may join RSPP’s database of accredited mediators – a unique opportunity for accredited mediators to market their services, and for potential clients to research, select and contact mediators directly. The School also has useful links with other organisations delivering mediation work throughout the UK.
How to apply
Applying to study at RUL is a quick and easy process. We accept direct applications, have no formal application deadlines and there is no application fee.
Step 1 Apply
You can apply in the following ways:
•Apply directly to us using the application form available here http://www.regents.ac.uk/media/1188903/Regents-application-form.pdf
Once you have completed the application form, please send us the following supporting documents, by post, email or fax:
•Copies of academic transcripts and certificates of all academic study undertaken after secondary school
•One letter of academic reference
•A copy of your CV/resumé showing your work experience if applicable.
•A 300 to 500-word personal statement in support of your application, outlining your reasons for applying to your chosen programme and how you feel you will benefit from the course of study
•A copy of your passport photograph (ID) page
•One recent passport-sized, colour photograph, jpeg format (this must be emailed to us at [email protected]
•If not a native English speaker, proof of your English proficiency
Please note: most candidates will be assessed for admission on the basis of their submitted application materials. However, RUL reserves the right to invite candidates for interview and to reject those who decline to attend.
Step 2 Making an offer
We will assess whether you meet our minimum entry requirements and will make you an offer by both email and post, or notify you that you have been unsuccessful.
If you have completed your education and have met all the entry requirements, you will be sent an unconditional offer. If you still have to finish your exams, or have yet to submit supporting documentation, we will make you a conditional offer.
You can expect to receive a decision on your application within 10 working days of receipt of your completed application and supporting documents.
Step 3 Accepting the offer
If you wish to accept the offer you must:
•Confirm your acceptance via email/post/telephone/in person
•Pay the registration fee (non-refundable)
•Pay the non-EU advance tuition fee deposit, if applicable (non-refundable)
•Please note: although there is no formal deadline to pay your registration fee or non-EU advance deposit, if you need to apply for an international student visa to study in the UK, then we recommend that you pay these as soon as possible.
Please see here for information on how to pay http://www.regents.ac.uk/study/how-to-pay.aspx
Step 4 Full acceptance and visa
On receipt of your acceptance we will issue the final set of documentation and, where needed, the relevant visa support documentation. To find out if you need a student visa please consult the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) website for current information: http://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration
(please note it is your own responsibility to arrange the appropriate visa).
For more information on course structure, admissions and teaching and assessment, please follow this link: http://www.regents.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-study/programmes/postgraduate-certificate-in-mediation-conflict-resolution.aspx#tab_course-overview
Entry on to the programme is by way of either a first degree or two years’ relevant mediation experience (to be assessed at an interview), combined with a written assessment. For English language requirements please visit the website.