Learning about different forms of resolution and the techniques involved, with a view to advising on disputes or to resolve them more effectively is critically important across all professional sectors.

The Law School at the University of Aberdeen is alive to this, offering courses and programmes on Dispute Resolution at undergraduate and Masters levels, including a courses which are professionally accredited by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb).

Students can build their dispute resolution education in stages, starting with a course. Alternatively, students can go straight to a programme. Browse the following options for the desired level of study:

International Arbitration Law and Practice

Arbitration is growing in popularity as a dispute resolution method across a variety of sectors, and internationally. These courses will benefit those who wish to represent clients in arbitrations, as well as those wishing to become arbitrators or to enhance their arbitrator skills. Transactional professionals will also benefit from these courses.

Negotiation Skills

This course is highly practical and hands on, enabling students to enhance their negotiation skills, an area which is neglected in most professional pursuits. This course will allow students to improve the outcome for them in any negotiation process.

  • Course (1 academic semester)
  • LLM (1-3 years)
Mediation Practice

These courses offer students the opportunity to study the theory of mediation and to develop their skills in mediation practice. Accredited mediator status with the CIArb can be gained on these courses. The skills and techniques imparted can be used not only to resolve disputes, but also to assist with any challenging conversation.

Regulatory Law and Practice

This course can equip lawyers and other professionals (including panellists) with the knowledge and skills to conduct professional regulatory proceedings in any discipline in the UK. This is a growing and important legal field.

  • Course (1 academic semester)