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International Dispute Resolution

12 months
22400 GBP/year
11500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Start date


The International Dispute Resolution programme of the University of Aberdeen delivers a solid theoretical grounding in international dispute settlements, broad interdisciplinary training across specialist legal areas and the practical tools required to succeed in the field.


At a Glance

It provides opportunities for individual study and skills development for the new generation of lawyers to rethink traditional approaches to conflict and its resolution.

As technology, trade and transportation have reduced the significance of borders, alternative methods of dispute resolution will increasingly be used in all economic sectors, therefore the need for highly specialised professionals in this field is rapidly expanding.

The International Dispute Resolution programme of the University of Aberdeen will prepare you for a career in the challenging and exciting field of international dispute resolution. It provides a solid foundation in all relevant areas, including both private and public international means of dispute resolution, and will allow you to specialise in your chosen legal field. It offers theoretical and practical courses in international commercial law, litigation, energy and investment arbitration.

You can study this programme with a dissertation to further develop your academic and research skills or alternatively with a professional skills option to further develop your professional skills in arbitration.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Critical Legal Thinking and Scholarship
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • International Arbitration: Energy & Natural Resources

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

Entry requirements differ slightly depending on the qualification you choose. LLM, PGDip, PGCert

  • A 2:1 (upper-second) honours degree (or equivalent) in Law.
You can also apply if you have:
  • a 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent) in another discipline
  • or significant relevant professional experience.
Degree Transcript
  • a full transcript showing all the subjects you studied and the marks you have achieved in your degree(s) (original & official English translation)
 Personal Statement
  • a detailed personal statement explaining your motivation for this particular programme

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22400 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11500 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Aberdeen

729 - 1069 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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