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Mediation and Conflict Resolution PGCert

Mediation and Conflict Resolution PGCert

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Legal Practice / Procedures Conflict Management (Business)

Course type


Course Summary

This postgraduate certificate programme in mediation and conflict resolution, now in its fifth year, provides a thorough, practical and exciting introduction to this developing area. The skills of conflict resolution are crucial in contemporary life. Professionals in business, public bodies and the law are increasingly expected to act in a collaborative way and to resolve disputes without the delay and expense of litigation. Mediation is fast becoming a core skill. For those working in international settings the core modules can be combined with other classes such as International Human Rights Law to provide the foundation for work with charities and non-governmental organisations committed to conflict resolution.

The course combines theoretical and practical elements. It's recently been accredited by the Scottish Mediation Network. Successful completion of the course will provide you with: specialised knowledge and practical mediation and negotiation skills; potential career advancement; a further academic qualification as tangible evidence of expertise; a rigorous, multi-disciplinary perspective on conflict; opportunities for further research.

Many students take their qualification into their existing professions, for example law, human resources, construction, education, management, social work and trade unions. A number of large law firms now have dispute resolution departments. Legal practitioners find the qualification a useful addition to their CV. HR managers who have taken the course report regular use of their mediation skills. Managers and social workers say they use them daily. Former students are now working in community, homelessness and family mediation. Others have integrated mediation into their business offering.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


8 months

Start date



The aim of the module is for you to develop a critical awareness of the theoretical and disciplinary sources of conflict resolution.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a pass degree and/or relevant professional experience.

University information

Located in the heart of Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city, the University of Strathclyde offers a fantastic experience, where you will enjoy flexible, innovative learning and excellent facilities. Many of their courses can be studied part-time or by distance learning, where you can carry out most of your studies off campus using their virtual learning environment, MyPlace. Their campus offers excellent facilities including state of-the-art...more