Dispute resolution students in negotiation
Mode of Study
Full-time, Part-time
1 year

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If you can see yourself in the demanding arena of dispute resolution, then our Dispute Resolution course will give you the skills you need to realise your ambitions. You can study this course to either PgCert or LLM level.

On this course, you'll learn about the causes and nature of conflict, how to minimise the damage caused by conflict, and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes. You'll also understand the role of ADR practitioners, and how to use ADR processes such as arbitration, mediation and conciliation.

When you finish the course, you'll have the skills for a successful career in ADR, and related professional roles in the fields of commerce, business and law.

What you'll experience

On this course you'll:

  • Examine examples of ADR across private and public sectors
  • Learn techniques for negotiation and dispute resolution in both small and large scale disputes
  • Take part in simulated arbitration and mediation proceedings in our replica court room
  • Have 24/7 access to our library's extensive resources, which include books, ejournals and database collections
  • Benefit from our strong links with the legal profession
  • Receive mentoring from local professionals, including solicitors and civil servants

Work experience and career planning

We'll help you to identify internships, voluntary roles and opportunities that will complement your studies.

When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work.

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Careers and opportunities

Mediation, arbitration and conciliation are regularly used across sectors such as HR and construction, and in corporate transactional disputes where parties are keen to avoid the costs and publicity of litigation.

When you complete this course, you'll understand the theory and practice of ADR and be able to apply this to a range of situations, from small scale personnel disputes to large scale international commercial arbitrations.

You'll have completed the first step towards becoming an accredited mediator or chartered arbitrator, opening the door for career progression within the public and private sectors.

Career opportunities include:

  • Accredited mediator
  • Chartered arbitrator
  • Expert adviser
  • Dispute resolution consultant
  • HR officer


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