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Postgraduate Certification in International Arbitration PgCert

Postgraduate Certification in International Arbitration PgCert

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

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Course type


Course Summary

Arbitration is now recognised as an important dispute resolution route and it is often an essential component to solve issues before they get to litigation. Within the commercial area arbitration is an important method to solve international problems where technical and practical issues are complex. Arbitration can apply to many industries where contracts are involved and this includes: shipping, consumer employment, personal injury, employment, contracts, rights and protection and more. The programme is also applicable to situations where different international jurisdictions are involved.

You study the programme online which enables you to fit this certificate around existing work commitments. The University offers you a highly ranked School of Law

If you want to become an arbitrator you will learn how to conduct initial meetings, draft pleadings, hear evidence and sometimes prepare an award. The programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb).

  • A successful pass for the international arbitration law course allows you to be exempt from CIArb Module 1 on the International Arbitration Pathway.
  • A successful pass for The International Arbitration Practice course exempts you from Module 3 on the International Arbitration Pathway from CIAarb
  • If you already have a law degree you will already be exempt from CIArb’s Module 2 (Please check with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators if you want a membership or fellowship upon completion.

Online Learning at Aberdeen

When you study online your study and research needs are taken care of online. You have access to the Virtual Learning platform at Aberdeen. On this platform you can view lecturers, speak to lecturers and your tutor, communicate with your peers, enjoy group work where relevant, blogs and many other facilities to ensure your learning experience is like being on campus. You have access to the Sir Duncan Rice Library and its extensive e-resources to ensure you have the same quality of experience as you would on campus.

Why Study at Aberdeen?

  • You study in a top 5 ranked UK School of Law from international research experts with professional experience in practising law and arbitration
  • The School of Law provides a range of commercially focused programmes across international law at all levels with research centres which include: Centre for Energy Law, Centre for Private International Law, The Civil Law Centre, Centre for Constitutional and Public International Law and significant research interests, work experience and knowledge supporting its teaching.
  • Law has been taught at Aberdeen since 1495. The School offers its own library and significant resources at the Sir Duncan Rice library online.

The University of Aberdeen and Kings College is the 5th oldest university in the UK. It was founded by Bishop William Elphinstone in 1495 in the ‘pursuit of truth’ to provide progressive, innovative research. Many of its subjects continue to progress societal, economic and new innovations to this day. Initially aligned to the universities of Paris and Bologna this progressive vision continues to attract international research staff and international academics.

Different course options

Study mode

Distance without attendance


12 months

Start date



International Arbitration Practice - Core
International Arbitration Law - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Honours Law Degree or significant professional experience English Language Requirements IELTS Academic: OVERALL - 6.5 with: Listening - 5.5; Reading - 5.5; Speaking - 5.5; Writing - 6.0 TOEFL iBT: OVERALL - 90 with: Listening - 17; Reading - 18; Speaking - 20; Writing - 21 PTE Academic: OVERALL - 62 with: Listening - 51; Reading - 51; Speaking - 51; Writing - 54 Cambridge English Advanced & Proficiency: OVERALL - 176 with: Listening - 162; Reading - 162; Speaking - 162; Writing - 169

University information

Founded by William Elphinstone, the stunning University of Aberdeen has been ‘Open to all and dedicated to the pursuit of truth in the service of others’ for over 500 years. It was founded on the Paris and Bologna university model and it continues an outwardly international focus; winning 5 Nobel Prizes and The Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher Education (2018). The University of Aberdeen has enabled major positive international research...more

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