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Queen Mary University of London’s online programmes in International Dispute Resolution Online aim to inspire a new generation of lawyers to rethink traditional approaches to conflict and its resolution, and to equip them with the tools required to succeed in the field.

About

They combine solid theoretical grounding, broad interdisciplinary training and opportunities for individual study and skills development. Further, our dynamic programmes are designed to offer you all the excellent learning opportunities you would get on campus, without the restrictions of fixed times and locations.

The online programmes in International Dispute Resolution from Queen Mary University of London can be studied part-time as Master of Law (LLM), Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) or Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert). The PGDip and the PGCert are shorter versions of the LLM programme. Unlike the LLM, they do not require completion of a dissertation but provide you with masters-level content.  The difference between the PGDip and the PGCert is the number of modules required (the PGCert is shorter than the PGDip).

Where we could lead you

We know from the success stories of our LLM graduates the variety of careers that are likely to be open to you on successful completion of this course. As you would expect a large portion have applied their degree knowledge directly working as solicitors, barristers, lawyers, legal associates or paralegals. Others have gone on to work in areas such as financial and energy regulation, consultancy, patents and trade marks. Many students who are already fully qualified and have been practicing for several years have found themselves able to advance their position within their existing company or to specialise in a new area of law. A significant number have gone on to undertake PhD’s in law and have been successful in attracting funding for these projects either at QMUL or other universities in the UK or overseas.

The skills developed through our programme – combined with the extra-curricular activities we offer – have enabled our recent graduates to move in to careers in the UK and around the world at companies such as:

  • Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Dentons 
  • Cubb Insurance
  • Nomura
  • Deloittes
  • Latham & Watkins
  • European Union Delegation
  • Ofgem
  • Honda

Programme Structure

The LLM in International Dispute Resolution is available for part-time study offered over two academic years. During that time you will undertake four taught modules and a 20,000 word dissertation. For each module you will be awarded 30 credits and you will receive a further 60 credits for your dissertation. To graduate you must have accrued the full 180 credits, by completing every aspect of the modules and passing all assignments.

Modules

The two core modules on commercial arbitration in particular offer students a detailed view of all key legal issues arising in the course of arbitration proceedings. This will equip you with the knowledge and skills required to excel in this field, whether as in-house lawyers, outside counsel, academics or arbitrators.

  • International Commercial Arbitration: Theory and Context
  • International Commercial Arbitration: Selected Issues
  • Investment Treaty Arbitration
  • Investment Arbitration: Substantive Protection
  • Dissertation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):

    185

    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class
Recommended score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of Lower Second Class or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

At Queen Mary we are proud of our global community and we have a long history of welcoming students from around the world. 

To be able to make the most of the modules and teaching on offer, and to keep up with the online discussions, all applicants must meet a minimum academic English language standard for admission. 

Law graduates

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

An application is required in order for a fair assessment and decision to be made.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    5000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10000 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    5000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10000 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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