International Dispute Resolution (Arbitration)

Queen Mary University of London

Postgraduate Diploma Online
24 months
16000 GBP/year
10650 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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International Dispute Resolution (Arbitration) programme offered at Queen Mary University of London is for you if you are seeking a qualification in International Commercial Arbitration but need the flexibility of online learning. This distance learning course is aimed at practising lawyers, barristers, solicitors and in-house lawyers who cannot attend classes in London.



Arbitration is becoming an increasingly popular and more specialised method to resolve disputes: the School of International Arbitration at Queen Mary is a world-renowned centre of excellence in research and teaching of international arbitration.

International Dispute Resolution (Arbitration) programme offered at Queen Mary University of London covers a comprehensive arbitration curriculum with in-depth study of arbitration theory and exposure to arbitration practical issues (including how to draft arbitration awards), and is taught by leading academics and practitioners in the field. The programme covers a wide range of arbitration-related topics (commercial arbitration, construction arbitration, investment arbitration, ADR, litigation, substantive commercial law).


The diploma is aimed not only at lawyers, but also at other professionals who may be involved in arbitration. A legal qualification will not be a pre-requisite for admission, although you will be expected to appreciate that the course will involve an understanding of law and legal implications. References and materials will be legally orientated, but this will enable the non-lawyer to be better equipped to deal with the issues raised in international commercial arbitration.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • International and Comparative Commercial Arbitration
  • International Arbitration Award Writing
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution 
  • International Construction - Contracts and Arbitration
  • International Commercial Law
  • International Trade and Investment Dispute Settlement
  • International Commercial Litigation
  • Multi-party Negotiations and Mediation
  • Labour Disputes
  • Dissertation

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

The usual qualification for entry to the Postgraduate Diploma in International Dispute Resolution (Mediation) 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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16000 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    10650 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10650 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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!

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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