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International Dispute Resolution PGDip

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15 months

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Postgraduate Diploma

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Queen Mary's online programmes in International Dispute Resolution - Arbitration aim to inspire a new generation of lawyers to rethink traditional approaches to conflict and its resolution, and to equip them with the tools required to succeed in the field.

They combine solid theoretical grounding, broad interdisciplinary training and opportunities for individual study and skills development. Further, our dynamic programmes are designed to offer you all the excellent learning opportunities you would get on campus, without the restrictions of fixed times and locations.

The PGDip in International Dispute Resolution is available for part time study offered over two academic years. During that time you will undertake four taught modules. For each module, you will be awarded 30 credits. To graduate you must have accrued 120 credits, which involves completing every aspect of the modules and passing all relevant assignments.


This module aims to establish knowledge and critical understanding of international commercial arbitration as an independent comparative law subject. Topics include: Decision making in arbitration: role of Arbitral Institutions, arbitrators, domestic courts and administrative secretaries; Legitimacy of the arbitration process: due process, rule of law and other hallmarks of legitimacy ; Applicable Law Issues I - determination of applicable substantive law ; Applicable Law Issues II - law governing the procedure; Challenges to arbitrators, including standards of independence and impartiality; Multi-party arbitration; multi-contract arbitration; Provisional measures; emergency arbitrators; Recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards; Funding of arbitration and costs, including third party funding.

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Entry requirements

Law graduates: The usual qualification for entry to the programme is a degree in law, or a degree with a substantial law content, of at least 2.1 honours (or international equivalent). Law graduates with 2.2 honours who also have other legal qualifications and/or substantial professional legal experience may also qualify. Non-law graduates: Non-law graduates with a minimum 2.2 honours degree who have also obtained a Merit (or 60 per cent) in the Common Professional Examination (CPE) or Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) recognised by the UK professional bodies, may also qualify. Non-law graduates may also be considered on the basis of substantial professional experience in a legal area or an area directly related to their programme of study.

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Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is an internationally regarded public research institution based in London. It has a long history, dating back over 230 years, and is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of universities. Queen Mary has five campuses in the city of London and an international network of satellite campuses in China, Malta and Paris. There is a population of around 16,000 students at the London campuses and more than...more