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LLM Transnational Dispute Resolution

LLM Transnational Dispute Resolution

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Full time | The University of Manchester | 1 year | SEP

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

LLM - Master of Laws

Subject areas

Conflict Management (Business) Arbitration International Studies

Course type


Course Summary

Course description

The LLM in Transnational Dispute Resolution course allows you to develop advanced knowledge of the procedural and substantive law and the rules that govern the settlement of international and transnational disputes.

As such, the course focuses on the contemporary rules, procedures and practices of international courts and tribunals. The course focuses particularly on arbitration and other ADR mechanisms as well as the dispute resolution mechanism of the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). The programme also offers the opportunity to examine other courts and tribunals, including that of the World Trade Organisation.

The course also deals with mechanisms allowing the settlement of disputes which are of a hybrid nature, eg partly international and partly domestic.


The LLM in Transnational Dispute Resolution course provides you with advanced knowledge of the rules and procedures along which international and transnational disputes are settled.

In addition to the critical tools to understand, apprehend and analyse the politics and the dynamics of international and transnational disputes.

Teaching and learning

The course is based on introductory lecturers and seminar-style teaching by our research-active staff. Including external experts and renowned practitioners.

This degree is offered part time to allow those with a professional occupation to follow the course.

Career opportunities

This highly relevant LLM offers you career opportunities with states, government agencies, international courts and tribunals, law firms and multinational corporations who are looking for lawyers with an understanding of international and transnational dispute resolution.


To build students? capacity for theoretical and empirical apprehension of the role played by international investment dispute settlement mechanisms in curbing the fragmentation of international economic law.

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Entry requirements

We require a UK bachelor's degree with a First or Upper Second (2.1) classification or the overseas equivalent in Law. Candidates should demonstrate a strong background in Law modules relevant to the course, including Public Law and Contract Law and achieve scores of 2.1 or above in relevant modules. When assessing your academic record, we consider the grades you have achieved and the standing of the institution where you studied your qualification.