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University of Dundee

University of Dundee Botanic Garden, University of Dundee, Riverside Dr, Dundee DD2 1QH, UK
The University of Dundee is a teaching and research institution offering courses in the social sciences, including law, education, humanities and accounting. The school also has specialists within such diverse fields as life sciences, medicine and related fields, engineering, architecture and art. Dundee is located on the east coast of Scotland, close to the regions of Edinburgh and Glasgow (just over an hour away). Students come from all over the world. The school currently boasts students from over 80 different countries as part of its undergraduate, postgraduate or international programmes. University of Dundee was shortlisted as University of the Year in 2008 by the Times Higher Education Awards, is ranked by The Times and Times Higher Education Supplement as having the highest teaching quality in the UK, and was ranked by The Guardian as one of the UK’s top 20 universities.

The Law School

The Law School, with roots in the 15th century, is the only British law school which offers qualifying degrees in both Scots and English law. It is one of the top 20 ranked law schools in the UK. Research at the law school is internationally recognised and published in top law journals.

The law school also actively supports the professional development of its students and graduates.

Tuition Fees

Depend on the specific programme chosen, but for part-time study for the 2010-2011 academic year generally range from £8,500 (for non-UK students) to £16,000 per year.

The Program

The LLM programme offers a wide variety of LLM programmes with flexible start dates, and full-time and part-time options. The student body of the LLM programme includes students from the UK, Europe, and around the world, and both newly qualified lawyers and experienced practitioners. The goal is to expose students to a wide variety of national and professional perspectives.

The LLM programme includes the following programmes: Climate Change & Energy Law & Policy; Energy Law & Policy; Energy Studies with Specialisation in Energy Regulation; Environmental Law & Policy; International Business Law & Transactions; International & Comparative Nuclear Law & Policy; International Dispute Resolution & Management; Mineral Law & Policy; Natural Resources Law & Policy; Petroleum Law & Policy; Commercial Law; Environmental Law; European Law; Healthcare Law and Ethics; Human Rights Law; International and European Law; International Commercial Law; International Commercial Law jointly with the University of Certgy Pontoise, France; International Criminal Justice; International Dispute Resolution; International Law; Law & Government; Law (General) ; Water Governance and Conflict Resolution; and Water Law.

The LLM in International Dispute Resolution is a unique distance learning programme taught by a team of internationally recognised academics and practitioners. The LLM and its associate programmes, the Diploma in International Dispute Resolution and the Certificate in International Dispute Resolution, have been awarded Recognised Course Provider status from two external bodies - the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and Mediation Scotland LLP.

The programme will appeal to LLB qualified professionals who seek to up-skill, as well as practitioners who want to diversify. It will also appeal to graduates with an LLB or equivalent degree, who wish to gain a detailed understanding of International and European (primarily Commercial) policies and rules of importance to the settlement of disputes in international business, legal or governmental settings.

It is possible to complete the distance learning LLM degree in 18 months though there is sufficient flexibility to extend the study period for up to 5 years.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have graduated (or be anticipated to graduate) within the upper second class or the equivalent. Persons who do not have a law degree but have relevant legal experience may also be eligible for admission. Applicants who do not have English as a first language must have taken and IELTS exam within two years of their start date and received a score of at least 6.5, with a minimum of 6 in the writing component.