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International Dispute Resolution, Postgraduate Diploma

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #126 (QS) Online
The online International Dispute Resolution course from Queen Mary University of London gives you the opportunity to open up your career to the vast and exciting world of international arbitration and global casework.

About

With an in-depth focus on commercial arbitration, you will develop a detailed view of all key legal issues arising in the course of arbitration proceedings.

This International Dispute Resolution course from Queen Mary University of London  is for you if you want to:

  • Recognise the fundamental principles of international commercial arbitration.
  • Be part of the oldest and largest dispute resolution programme.
  • Study when it suits you via an interactive online platform.
  • Join guest lectures from world leading legal experts.
  • Graduate from a Russell Group university.

Career

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.

Programme Structure

Modules included:

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: We encourage you to submit your application as early as possible.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • 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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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of 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).

General Requirements

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.
Non-law graduates
  • Non-law graduates with a minimum 2.2 honours degree who have also obtained a Merit (or 60 per cent) in the Common Professional Examination (CPE) or Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL), may also qualify. 
  • Non-law graduates may also be considered on the basis of substantial professional experience in a legal area or an area directly related to their programme of study.

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

    3876 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7750 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3876 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7750 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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