Queen Mary - University of London
School of Law, Centre for Commercial Law Studies
Diploma in International Dispute Resolution
The Diploma in International Dispute Resolution not only provides an understanding of the theoretical, practical and ethical problems relating to International Dispute Resolution, but also provides a stepping stone for professionals becoming more involved in international alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes. All taught modules are taught as part of the LLM degree. On this Diploma there are core modules which you must take in order to qualify. There are two distinct Diploma routes, Arbitration or Mediation, to choose from, each with their own specialised focus. Download the Postgraduate Diploma in International Dispute Resolution prospectus [PDF 500kb] PG Diploma in International Dispute Resolution - Arbitration M2D3 Core or required elements International and comparative commercial arbitration A skills seminar and examination on Arbitration Award writing (to include a weekend seminar). Download information on arbitration award writing [pdf 34kb] One further module from the following list (free choice) International commercial law International commercial litigation International construction: contracts and arbitration International trade and investment dispute settlement 15,000-word research paper on a topic not covered by the taught elements and to be agreed with supervisor See our LLM modules page for a full listing of available modules. PG Diploma in International Dispute Resolution - Mediation M2D4 The core module, entitled Alternative Dispute Resolution, interprets the subject as a truly interdisciplinary field comprising law, social science, economics, psychology and others. This is a newly emerged and vibrant area of scholarship, hence it is impossible to give yes or no answers to most of the questions. Accordingly, the module will employ critical thinking and an open discussion approach. It is expected that students will be willing to share results of their research and be involved in active discussion of all issues. Core or required elements Alternative dispute resolution Advanced mediation skills residential weekend. Download information on mediation award writing [pdf 48kb] One further module from the following list (free choice). International trade and investment dispute settlement International construction contracts and arbitration 15,000-word research paper on a topic not covered by the taught elements and to be agreed with supervisor Continuous assessment will provide regular feedback and enhance the student-tutor relationship. Students will also be able to address questions and concerns directly to the course convenor and the course director. Participants are entitled to use specialist electronic databases, such as Westlaw, Lexis Nexis and Kluwer Arbitration. Entry Requirements An upper second class (2.1) honours degree in law (or with law as a major element) at a British university. Equivalent professional qualifications and experience will also be considered. Overseas students should contact the programme administrator about the suitability of their qualifications and English language skills. Professional Exams Exemptions Students who pass the PG Diploma in International Dispute Resolution examinations are fully exempt from the academic requirements for Fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.