For the Diploma you need to complete 120 Credits. The Core Module is studied from September to December 2020 and the other 90 credits are made up by studying the rest of the modules.
The academically led and practice informed International Dispute Resolution course will provide you with a unique perspective on this fast-moving area of law. This course is designed to benefit to anyone pursuing, or wishing to pursue a career in international law, civil and criminal litigation, arbitration, international litigation, dispute resolution, including as conflict managers, complaint handlers, negotiators, mediators, ombudsmen, and in the arbitration and commercial sector. The programme will be of interest to students from the UK and internationally. Completing this programme will allow you to move into a variety of future legal careers, for example with law firms, multinational corporations, international courts and tribunals.
There will be a focus on current issues and will also look at the different dispute resolution methods, thus ensuring a complete understanding of the area. Whilst the course is grounded in dispute resolution theory, this LLM combines the practical and theoretical to ensure that students learning is directly applicable to your work.
The course will allow you to develop an in-depth and practical knowledge of international dispute resolution; understand the principles and practice of arbitration and the international context in which this operates; analyse issues in international dispute resolution; apply relevant law/institutional policies to help resolve issues that arise in international disputes and develop critical thinking and autonomous learning skills, to enable you to gain knowledge in an area of considerable commercial interest, which will enhance employability potential in the international dispute resolution area.
The course commences with an induction weekend in Leicester which take place on 11th-12th September 2020, and the Core Module, (worth 30 credits) is then studied from 28th September 2020 through to the end of December 2020 and is assessed by written coursework.
From January to December 2021, students study the next two 30 credit modules (giving a total of 90 credits for the first year of study).
In the second year, January to December 2022, students study the final two 15 credit modules and write a 15,000 word dissertation on a topic of their choice on a legal issue within the context of construction law.
Students will all study the Core Module and will then specialise by choosing from the modules listed below. Please see the Course Structure section for a full explanation.
EU Referendum Statement: UPDATE
In light of the outcome of the recent EU Referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union we wanted to reassure you that we remain as committed as ever to academic excellence as well as welcoming students from all countries, whether from Europe or the wider world.
Both companies based in the UK and those wishing to import into the UK will likely be affected by Brexit. Our flexible programmes will ensure that when changes happen you'll be in a position to understand and act on them immediately.
This course is suitable for in-house of private practice lawyers working in:
Students can undertake to do the course following the Accelerated Route and complete their LLM in 15 months. Students will enrol in September 2020 along with the other students on the programme and study the Core Module until the end of December 2020. Accelerated Route students will then undertake to study all of their modules and write their dissertation within the remaining 12 months (January to December 2021).
This is a very intensive but rewarding route and successful students will graduate with their LLM at the end of 15 months. Accelerated Route students are supported through the allocation of a special director of studies who will provide additional support and advice during their studies.
Find out more on the prospectus.
The course content was thorough and current, and the tutors must be commended. It is a programme that receives my highest recommendation
I am finding the course to be a unique way by which to further my knowledge, broaden my experience and apply this to my day job.
Incredibly useful course. The programme is very current and relevant to my work. I wish I had done it ages ago!