The University of Newcastle, Australia
Location

Newcastle City

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 25 Feb 2019
  • Semester 2 - 29 Jul 2019
Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Duration

1 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 4 years maximum.

Location

Newcastle City

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 25 Feb 2019
  • Semester 2 - 29 Jul 2019
Duration

1 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.5
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

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UON program code: 40193
CRICOS code: 098481A

Study Dispute Resolution

Do you want to work effectively in dispute resolution applying techniques and processes within court, across government sectors and within the private sector? Then the University of Newcastle’s Master of Dispute Resolution is the program for you.

The program is professionally-focused and innovative exposing students to new perspectives and deep analyses, ensuring high quality teaching and learning experiences. Graduates are equipped with advanced knowledge and skills, positioning them at the forefront of a range of industries and government where there is a growing demand for staff with dispute resolution skills.

Why study with us?

  • Be taught by experts in the field – learn from leading academics and practitioners considered to be the most distinguished and experienced in Australia.
  • Flexible study options – choose to study full-time or part-time to suit your professional and personal needs. Our advanced online learning system gives you the flexibility and support to study anytime. All courses are offered in intensive mode which means that you can come to our modern campus for workshops that focus on skills and theory development.
  • Choose what you learn - study 8 individual courses or choose a specialty, focusing on developing skills and knowledge that will provide the best outcomes according to your particular needs.
  • Study at NeW Space - NeW Space, in Newcastle’s CBD, provides the optimum environment for you to excel in your studies.

Female postgraduate student

What you will study

The Master of Dispute Resolution delivers a core focus on ensuring a strong student understanding of the Australian and International dispute resolution framework and techniques employed in the dispute resolution process. Students are required to complete 8 courses (80 units) which they can choose from our list of cutting-edge courses including:

  • Advocacy Skills
  • Advanced Legal Research Project
  • Commercial Dispute Resolution
  • International Arbitration
  • Expert Evidence
  • Advanced Communication Skills
  • Mediation Skills and Theory
  • Conciliation
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Negotiation in a Legal Context

This degree is available to study full-time or part-time to provide added flexibility to your study program.


Career opportunities

Upon completion of the Master of Dispute Resolution you will be able to use your specialised knowledge to advance your career and work in various fields including consulting firms, community organisations, educational institutions and government agencies.

Some typical roles include:

  • expert complaints staff
  • human resources managers
  • independent dispute resolution scheme managers and senior staff
  • government dispute resolution expert
  • arbitrator
  • mediator
  • conciliator
  • negotiator
  • Ombuds senior staff