Course summary

The course is intended for anyone wishing to demonstrate a commitment to contentious law in public and private international and commercial legal contexts. The taught part of the programme includes modules which reflect the three main forms of the dispute resolution process, namely adjudication (litigation and arbitration), alternative dispute resolution (ADR – principally mediation), and negotiation.

This course differs from the International Commercial Law LLM course which is primarily concerned with non-contentious aspects of commerce (modules include competition law, trade, and insurance).

Class sizes are, in general, quite small, and you will be able to mix with students on other Masters courses at Westminster Law School.

The course provides an opportunity for in-depth study of the substantive and procedural issues involved in the field, and also the acquisition of skills involved in some of the processes. It is centrally concerned with law and other rules (international and commercial) which are applicable in adjudication and also in the other dispute resolution processes.

In addition to taught modules, there is also the Dissertation module which provides an opportunity for developing specialist knowledge of a small area of the field, which might lead to a publishable article.

Course structure

The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course.

Other approved modules such as International Commercial Litigation and Private International Law might be made available depending on demand and the Head of Westminster Law School’s approval.

Core modules

  • Perspectives on Peace, Conflicts and Disputes
  • Postgraduate Research and Dissertation

Option modules

  • Comparative Commercial Arbitration: Law and Practice
  • Comparative Law
  • Foreign Direct Investment Arbitration
  • International and Transnational Dispute Processes
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • Mediation: Concepts, Evolution and Practice
  • Multinational Corporate Entities and Foreign Investment
  • Negotiation: Theory, Disputes, Contexts, Practice
  • Peace Processes and Law
  • Peaceful Settlement of International Disputes
  • Restorative Justice: Cultures, Integration and Law

Entry Requirements

UK

Typical offer

  • You should have a good Honours degree in Law or any non-Law subject from a UK university, or the equivalent from a non-UK university, and satisfactory references.
  • Other qualifications or experiential routes can sometimes be agreed.
  • If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 overall, with 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

EU and International

Typical offer

  • You should have a good Honours degree in Law or any non-Law subject from a UK university, or the equivalent from a non-UK university, and satisfactory references.
  • Other qualifications or experiential routes can sometimes be agreed.
  • If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 overall, with 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Application deadlines

There are no official deadlines for applications to the University of Westminster, but we urge applicants to apply as soon possible and recommend that you apply at least three months before the course starts, particularly if you need a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK. We process application forms until courses are full or teaching has started.

Careers

Career Path

This course is designed to benefit a wide range of individuals, including graduates progressing towards PhD programmes; practising lawyers; other practitioners such as arbitrators, civil servants, diplomats, insurers, journalists, judges, linguists and mediators; and commercial directors and managers.

The course is ideal for anyone with a gap year between career stages, and for anyone from the European Union and other countries wanting to improve their English for career purposes.

Career Development Centre

Our Careers and Employability Service is here to support you to achieve your full potential.

With a growing network of over 3,000 employers around the world and a team of experienced careers consultants, we provide you with a variety of opportunities to work and develop new skills. As a University of Westminster student, you’ll have access to our services throughout your studies and after you graduate.

We can help you:

  • find work placements, graduate jobs or voluntary experience related to your course
  • discover international opportunities to enhance your employability
  • write effective CVs and application forms
  • develop your interview and enterprise skills
  • plan your career with our career consultants
  • gain insights into your chosen industry through mentoring
  • meet employers and explore your career options at our employer fairs, careers presentations and networking events

Postgraduate Law Courses at Westminster Law School

Fees And Funding

UK and EU

UK and EU tuition fee: £12,000 (Price per academic year)

Alumni discount

This course is eligible for an alumni discount.

Funding

As well as tuition fee loans, there is a range of funding available to help you fund your studies.

Scholarships

The University is dedicated to supporting ambitious and outstanding students and we offer a variety of scholarships to eligible undergraduate students, which cover all or part of your tuition fees.

International

International tuition fee: £14,500 (Price per academic year)

Alumni discount

This course is eligible for an alumni discount.

Scholarships

The University is dedicated to supporting ambitious and outstanding students and we offer a variety of scholarships to eligible undergraduate students, which cover all or part of your tuition fees.

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Program taught in:
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Last updated July 12, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 2019
Duration
Full-time
Price
12,000 GBP
UK and EU tuition fee: £12,000 (Price per academic year); International tuition fee: £14,500 (Price per academic year)
Deadline
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Start Date
Sep 2019
End Date
Sep 7, 2020
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End Date
Sep 7, 2020