LLM Legal Practice (Conflict Resolution) in Vienna

Master English Law and progress your career with The University of Law's LLM Legal Practice (Conflict Resolution) degree in Vienna

English law plays an important role in conflict resolution and commercial transactions in global business, no matter where the dispute arises or the parties are based. This degree will provide you with valuable insight into how the English legal system operates.

For the first time ever, The University of Law (ULaw) will offer an LLM Legal Practice (Conflict Resolution) degree in Vienna, hosted by Webster Vienna Private University. Start date for this program is March 2018.

You will study at the Webster Vienna Private University campus (Palais Wenkheim). ULaw's faculty are qualified legal experts that teach in workshop style, with high levels of contact time. This ULaw LLM will equip you with the practical skills to assist you in gaining employment within your specialist area in a legal capacity. If you are already working in these fields, ULaw's LLMs will enhance your CV and help you take on a more senior role.

Why Earn an LLM?

  • Get essential grounding in English law. Prior legal study is not a prerequisite
  • Gain insight into the latest developments in conflict resolution
  • Develop essential professional skills in analysis, problem-solving and research to determine client-focused solutions
  • Focus on legal practice, rather than theory, looking at issues in realistic, client-based contexts
  • Study near the city-center of Vienna and receive high quality teaching and support from qualified lawyers with practical experience

Model of Instruction and Assessment

This one year degree program is taught by ULaw's qualified legal experts. The program offers a flexible delivery model that combines face to face workshops taught in Vienna and an online platform.

The course is delivered through full time attendance on the Webster Vienna Private University campus (Palais Wenkheim) over one year, divided into three terms. There is a compulsory induction at the beginning of the course.

The taught modules are delivered in terms 1 and 2 and consist of 9 three-hour workshops per module. Students studying will have three workshops in each module every three weeks on three consecutive days. This class contact time is combined with online materials and multiple choice self-test questions ("Test & Feedback"), together with self-study from manuals and textbooks. The learning model is based around practical application of English law in practice, undertaking activities in the workshops to develop both knowledge and key skills

The dissertation is undertaken in Term 3. The research module and all taught modules must have been completed before students begin their dissertation.

Course assessment

The taught modules are each assessed by a written coursework assignment (6,000 words each).

The professional practice dissertation module will be assessed by submission of a dissertation (7,500 words). The professional practice dissertation provides an opportunity for sustained, in-depth and intensive investigation into, and reflection upon, a specialist area of legal practice related to conflict resolution or intellectual property. It is supported by an online study unit on research methods. 

Course Content

The course will deliver a Master's level insight into different aspects of conflict resolution. The program will combine taught modules on key fundamental principles of English law, dispute resolution, with a dissertation on an aspect of your specialist area of your own choice from a list of provided topics.

What skills and experience will I gain?

  • An understanding of key principles of the English legal system, with an emphasis on conflict resolution in a commercial context
  • Experience in conducting legal research; legal writing and presenting of research findings
  • Research skills and reflection on current developments within the law
  • Analysis of the law and application to a range of commercial problems to determine client- focused solutions

The course is completed in one year with all modules compulsory. All modules are worth 30 UK credits each (15 ECTS) and the dissertation is worth 60 UK credits (30 ECTS). There is also a self-study research methods module to help you get ready to write your dissertation

LLM Conflict Resolution modules

Term 1:

    English Legal System and Business Structures
    English Law of Obligations

Term 2:

    Advanced Dispute Resolution Law & Practice
    Commercial Law & Practice

Term 3:

   Professional Practice Dissertation

Students will also complete the self-study research methods module during terms 1 and 2.
 

Course Fees

EUR 17,000 (UK/EEA/International)
 

Gold Award in Teaching Excellence

ULaw is the UK's longest established specialist provider of legal education, with a rich heritage and reputation for innovation. On June 22nd, 2017, ULaw was awarded a gold ranking in the Government led Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). The TEF panel judged that ULaw delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students.

The TEF is a new scheme developed by the Department for Education in England. It aims to recognise and reward excellent learning and teaching in addition to existing national quality requirements for universities, colleges, and other higher education providers.

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