Dispute Resolution Processes: Theory and Practice (728M3)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Autumn teaching

On this module, you’ll gain a critical understanding of the theory and practice of dispute resolution. Dispute resolution methods covered may include:

  • negotiation
  • mediation
  • arbitration
  • mixed processes
  • online dispute resolution.

Theory is complemented by formative practical exercises. Framed within dispute resolution and access to justice discourses, the module will encourage you to become more creative and effective in your legal problem-solving.


100%: Seminar


20%: Examination (Multiple choice questions)
80%: Written assessment (Essay)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 22 hours of contact time and about 128 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2024/25. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.