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Master of Dispute Resolution

Course Description

If you are interested in the area of dispute resolution then this course will assist you to advance your career in this developing area of expertise.

The Master of Dispute Resolution is for those working as a dispute resolution practitioners, including as an arbitrator or mediator. The course provides a thorough theoretical and practical grounding in law and the advanced skills required for working in this field. You will gain in-depth knowledge in areas of dispute resolution in the courts and alternative dispute resolution methods. You will also investigate contemporary law issues, practice and scholarship, and evaluate complex issues relevant to the field from theoretical, international and interdisciplinary perspectives.

We are one of the most prestigious law schools in Australia, and this course designed for non-law graduates is offered at our Monash University Law Chambers in the heart of the legal district of Melbourne.

We offer a broad range of choice from our dispute resolution areas, or you can select from across the range of Masters law elective units. These include areas such as advocacy, sentencing, mediation, evidence and proof in litigation, conflict and negotiation skills and arbitration of international commercial dispute —to name a few. By undertaking this course you will gain thorough theoretical and practical grounding in dispute resolution law and practice. You will also develop the advanced professional skills and specialist knowledge required for work in this dynamic field.

Our course provides the flexibility to choose a program of study to suit your interests, skills and professional goals. Full-time or part-time study options allow you to continue to work, as well as meet personal commitments.

The course enhances your capacity to undertake independent research, and includes options for a pathway to doctoral studies.

Visit the website http://www.study.monash/courses/find-a-course/2016/dispute-resolution-l6011?domestic=true

Course Structure

The course is structured in 2 parts. Part A. Dispute resolution knowledge and Part B. Extending specialist knowledge electives and research. All students complete Part A and Part B.

[Note that if you are eligible for credit for prior studies you may elect not to receive the credit.]

PART A. Dispute resolution knowledge
The studies enable you to develop specialised knowledge and advanced skills in areas of law that suit your interests, skills and career goals.

PART B. Extending specialist knowledge and research
These studies will provide you with in-depth knowledge of a wide range of areas of dispute resolution. You will be able to focus on sources of information relevant to dispute resolution and the application of research methods and specialist discipline knowledge and skills necessary to support law-related work the field. Depending on your interests and motivation, you can choose a program of study in which you plan and execute a major research-based project with a high level of personal autonomy and accountability.

For more information visit the faculty website - http://www.study.monash/media/links/faculty-websites/law

Faculty of Law

- Who we are

Monash Law is one of the largest and most prestigious law schools in Australia. We have a broad teaching base, strong international links and offer our students a variety of experiential learning opportunities. We are proud to offer a range of Undergraduate, Masters and Research degrees and provide legal education and training to over 3500 undergraduate and postgraduate students at any one time.

- Study with us

Studying a Law degree with Monash, your qualification will be internationally recognised as one of the world's best. We have a long established reputation as one of Australia's leading law schools and are a member of the prestigious Group of Eight universities, recognised globally for excellence in research, teaching and scholarship.

When you commence your Law degree with us, you commence your study of Law from day one. You can gain tangible, real legal experience in our two Clinical Legal Education Centres or undertake an international law program in Italy and Malaysia. Whatever your choice, a Law degree from Monash equips you with practical and transferable skills that you can take to your future career.

Find out how to apply here - http://www.study.monash/courses/find-a-course/2016/dispute-resolution-l6011?domestic=true#making-the-application

Visit the Master of Dispute Resolution page on the Monash University website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Jee Wee Ong

I chose to undertake postgraduate study at Monash Law Faculty because of its reputation as one of the top law schools in Australia and the world. Having previously completed my undergraduate degree at Monash, I also was familiar with the high standard and quality of teaching. Currently I am a legal aid volunteer at Monash Oakleigh Legal Service. This provides me with real world opportunities to engage with a wide spectrum of the public, providing legal advice. The benefits of my engagement include exposure to potential legal problems that clients regularly face, as well as providing me with the chance to utilise knowledge gained within the classroom in a manner that contributes to society as a whole.

(Student Profile)

Paige Darby

Law was a challenge I’ve always wanted to tackle, but after completing my undergraduate degree and spending years in a career that I love, I couldn’t take a step back into full-time student life again. Monash offered a place where I could embrace new challenges and meet new people in a similar stage of life as me, while still maintaining my connections to the work force. I love the Monash Law Faculty because of the flexible class times offered from the very convenient city chambers. I’m learning something new everyday that feeds back into my professional life, and similarly, my professional life (and those of my classmates) brings practical experiences and approaches in the classroom. For anyone considering embarking on a degree with the Monash Law Faculty, I recommend giving it a go!

(Student Profile)

Rebecca Gunn

“I completed all my tertiary studies at Monash and feel fortunate to have been taught by academics who are internationally recognised experts. I was encouraged to explore areas of law which interested me, this ensured the course was engaging and personalised. Monash Law has a strong reputation, and I have found the legal community highly regards a degree from Monash.”


Team Monash Elite Student Performer Scheme - No. of awards TBC

The Team Monash Elite Student Performer Scheme is designed to support talented students studying at Monash to represent the University in the areas of Sport, Performing Arts and related disciplines. This program aims to assist students who perform at a state level or higher. Students must represent the University in a Monash Club/Society or at the Inter-University (Varsity) competitions and activities.Benefits:
- $100 to $1000 one-off payment and/or a Monash Sport gym membership.
- Dependant on the sport, the level played and the funding available.Selection
- Must be competing regularly in your discipline, at the highest level in your state, or above.
- Representation of Monash University in your sport (e.g. club, Monash University Club, Monash Australian University Games or Varsity Callenge).
- Your current and past performance in your elected discipline.
- Level at which your sport is played.Retention
- You must maintain satisfactory sporting performance, as determined by TeamMONASH.
- You must regularly represent Monash University in your discipline and participate in the Australian University Games.
- You must not be in receipt of regular payments from other funding bodies for your discipline.

Value of Scholarship(s)

$100 to $1000


- Australian or New Zealand citizen, holder of an Australian permanent resident visa or permanent humanitarian visa or an international student.
- Commencing or continuing undergraduate or postgraduate student enrolled at a Monash campus in Australia, including Monash College.
- Involved in a non-professional sport, performing arts or similar, as recognised by Team Monash.

Application Procedure

You must submit an application form directly to TeamMONASH (http://www.monash.edu/teammonash/talented-student-support/elite-scheme) via their Elite Student Performer Scheme

Further Information


Entry Requirements

A bachelor Honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline, including education, management, psychology, human resources, business administration, industrial relations, communications or another relevant discipline, as determined by the faculty, with a minimum credit average. Applicants must also meet the English language requirements (View Website).

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