LL.M. Comparative and International Dispute Resolution

Queen Mary University of London

Tuition fee:
  • € 11,600 / Year (EEA)
  • € 18,320 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015
Duration full-time: 12 months
  • English
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.


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
Taxation Principles and Concepts
International Trade and Intellectual Property Law


Law graduates

The usual qualification for entry to the LLM programme is a degree in law, or a degree with a substantial law content, normally of at least upper-second class honours (or equivalent).

Non-law graduates

Non-law graduates may be considered on the basis of exceptional professional experience that directly relates to specialist LLM taught courses.

* Non-law graduates with good honours, that have also obtained the equivalent of good honours in CPE and Bar Finals/Legal Practice examinations, or passed the solicitors qualifying examination, may qualify.
* Law graduates with high 2.2 honours and at least five years professional legal experience may also qualify.

English Language Requirements for the LLM

Students who submit a language score that does not meet the full language entry requirements of 7 overall 7 writing IELTS (or equivalent) will automatically be offered the appropriate pre-sessional language course as a condition of LLM entry if and where possible.


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.

75 (Grade B)
TOEFL iBT® test: 100

IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) 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.

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


The School of Law is offering a total of twelve LLM scholarships. Of these twelve LLM scholarships, the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) will award three overseas fee scholarships and three home/EU fee scholarships and the Department of Law will award three overseas fee scholarships and three home/EU fee scholarships.

You must have an offer of study for the LLM before you apply for a scholarship. You should therefore apply for the LLM as early as possible. Students who have not completed their application by 1 March 2012 will not be considered for a scholarship.

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