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Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

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 Off-site Sustained Study No
  • Mr Derek Auchie

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?


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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