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Course Overview

Arbitration is growing in popularity as a dispute resolution method across a variety of sectors, and internationally. The law in this area is technical and complex, and a full understanding of how it operates is essential for anyone advising clients, or framing contracts carrying arbitration clauses.

The principles and content of international arbitration law are considered, with the UK arbitral system as the template. Other systems, including some of the institutional rules, are also considered.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Online Sustained Study No
  • Mr Derek Auchie

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Course Description

The following subjects will be covered:

• The Arbitration Agreement

•Sources of Arbitral Rules:
Legislative and Institutional

• Jurisdiction of the Arbitral Tribunal

• Appointment of Arbitrators

• The Arbitral Process Pre-Hearing

• The Arbitral Hearing

• Arbitral Costs

• The Award and Challenge

• Enforcement of the Award.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Course work (25%); practical exam (75%).

Students may resit the examination and/or coursework assessment, as directed by the course co-ordinator, where non-submission or failure is due to good cause. In such a case, the resit is treated as a first diet.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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