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The programme has made me more confident when advising clients. Catalina Hoyos Jimenez. LLM student.
Queen Mary University of London is ranked 30th in the world for law and legal studies in the QS World University Rankings 2020.
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 online tutors are really active, responsive, knowledgeable, highly encouraging and helpful at all times. I have had the most stupid doubts and they have cleared them up without any hindrance whatsoever. It's only made me have a better understanding of International Commerical Arbitration.
The online programmes in International Dispute Resolution can be studied part-time as Master of Law (LLM), Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) or Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert). The PGDip and the PGCert are shorter versions of the LLM programme. Unlike the LLM, they do not require completion of a dissertation but provide you with masters-level content. The difference between the PGDip and the PGCert is the number of modules required (the PGCert is shorter than the PGDip).
As a student at Queen Mary Online, we ask you to play an active part in your acquisition of skills and knowledge. We use a mixture of discussion forums and group webinars, designed to generate informed discussion around set topics.
Each module will consist of assessed tasks, a module essay and final assessment exercise (take-home exam). Continuous assessment will enhance the student-tutor relationship and you will be provided with regular feedback by expert tutors. You will also be able to address questions and concerns directly to the course convenor and the course director.
The final dissertation required for the LLM will involve more in-depth study and independent research, on a topic agreed with your supervisor.
At Queen Mary Online we take your studies seriously and in return we hope that you will do the same. Each week you will need to invest additional time on individual study. This could be spent preparing for, or following up on formal study sessions; reading; producing written work; completing projects; and undertaking research for your dissertation.
The direction of your individual study will be guided by the online weekly content, along with your reading lists and assignments. We expect you to demonstrate an active role in your own learning by reading widely and expanding your knowledge, understanding and critical ability.
Independent study helps foster the ability to identify your own learning needs and determine which areas you need to focus on to become proficient in your subject area. This is an important transferable skill and will help you throughout your working life.
To be eligible for entry to the LLM, PGDip or PGCert International Dispute Resolution programme you should have the following:
The PGCert in International Dispute Resolution is available for part time study over one year. During that time, you will undertake two taught modules. You will take the first two modules from the lists below, depending on whether you start in May or September.
For each module, you will be awarded 30 credits. To graduate you must have accrued 60 credits, which involves completing every aspect of the modules and passing all relevant assignments.
After completing your PGCert or PGDip you have the opportunity to progress onto the next level (PGDip or LLM)
1) International Commercial Arbitration: Theory and Context Compulsory module for the LLM, PGDip and PGCert.
Aim: to introduce the fundamental principles of international commercial arbitration.
What is Arbitration? Forms of Arbitration; different dispute resolution mechanisms; main arbitral institutions
Legal framework of arbitration; theories of arbitration
Appointment of arbitrators – selection mechanisms, neutrality and independence; conflicts of interest; repeat appointments; ethics
2) International Commercial Arbitration: Selected Issues
Compulsory module for the LLM, PGDip and PGCert.
Aim: to establish knowledge and critical understanding of international commercial arbitration as an independent comparative law subject.