LL.M. Comparative and International Dispute Resolution

Queen Mary University of London

Tuition fee:
  • £ 9,500 / Year (EEA)
  • £ 15,000 / Year (International)
Start date: September  2015
Duration full-time: 12 months
Languages:
  • English
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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The Comparative and International Dispute Resolution programme aims to challenge a new generation of lawyers to rethink traditional approaches to conflict. Grounded in dispute resolution theory, the programme combines broad interdisciplinary training and opportunities for individualised study and skills development.

As a student on the LLM in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution programme you will be able to take part in SIA events and activities such as:

* Annual SIA Lecture sponsored by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.
* SIA and ICC Institute of World Business Law and Practice Arbitrators Symposium (London / Paris).
* Annual networking event with leading London arbitration practices.
* Annual session with the secretary general of the ICC Court and the Registrar of the LCIA.

You will benefit from the SIAs long standing links with arbitration experts from both the UK and overseas, many of whom have given guest lectures, including Audley Sheppard, Dr Laurence Shore and Christopher Newmark. The SIA also supports students to take part in the Willem C Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot and the Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot.

Contents

To specialise in this area, students must select a minimum of two modules from this list and do their compulsory dissertation in the field of Comparative and International Dispute Resolution. The additional required module can be in this area or can be unrelated and therefore selected from the full list of available modules.

Note: Not all of the modules listed will be available in any one year. Any modules not available in the forthcoming academic session will be marked as soon as this information is confirmed by teaching academics.

* Alternative Dispute Resolution
* Commercial Law Written and Oral Advocacy
* International and Comparative Commercial Arbitration
* International Commercial Law
* International Commercial Litigation - Commercial Conflict of Laws
* International Construction Contracts and Arbitration
* International Economic Law
* International Trade and Investment Dispute Settlement
* Regulation of International Trade
* Energy Regulation and Policy (22.5 credits)
* Strategic Decision Making for Lawyers (22.5 credits Sem 1)
* Negotiation Theory and Practice (22.5 credits Semester 2)
* International Arbitration and Energy (22.5 credits Semester 2)
* International Investment Law and Policy
* International Investment Law (22.5 credits Semester 1)
* Regulation of International Investment and Public Policy (22.5 credits Semester 2)
* Intellectual Property, Trade and Investment Law
* Maritime Arbitration (22.5) New for 2015
* Transnational Law and Governance (22.5 credits Sem 1) New for 2015
* Transnational Law and Governance in Practice (22.5 credits Sem 2) New for 2015

Requirements

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

Entry requirements

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

Non-law graduatesNon-law graduates with a minimum second class honours degree, that 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 exceptional professional experience (of at least five years) 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 full 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:Students from outside of the UK help form a global community here at Queen Mary. For detailed country specific entry requirements please visit the International section of our website. If your first language is not English, you must provide evidence of your English language proficiency.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 7
CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IELTS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

193 (Grade B)
TOEFL iBT® test: 100

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

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