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 October 15th, 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.

Employability and Career Support

LLM students will be able to use the extensive online resources including the award-winning Student Employability Programme (StEP) which offers a comprehensive 10 module guide to a career in law including information on researching legal careers, writing CVs and preparing for interviews amongst other topics. Students can also obtain e-mail advice from a careers adviser whilst in Vienna.

In addition, students also have access to the Webster Vienna Career Development Center which offers career counseling, coaching, and workshops.

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Benefits of studying in Vienna

  • Ranked #1 consecutively as having the best quality of life in the world.
  • Located in the heart of Europe.
  • Home to numerous international companies and organizations.

Location

Webster Vienna Private University
Palais Wenkheim
Praterstr. 23, 1020 Vienna, Austria

Frequently Asked Questions

To be eligible to take up your place in this program, you must comply with the following requirements:

Students should possess a UK bachelor’s degree in any subject (other than English law) at 2:2 or above or equivalent qualifications.

An English language qualification at a level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or above, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.

If you have completed a degree outside the UK and you do not come from a majority English speaking country. A certified copy of any document that proves that you are qualified in English at CEFR level B2 or above in each of the four components of language learning. Providers that we recommend you contact are:

  • IELTS (academic) Overall band score of 6.5 with no one component below 6.0

  • ISE III (Trinity College London) Pass in all four components

  • Pearsons (academic) Score of 58 with no one component below 51

  • Cambridge English: First Certificate, Advanced and Proficiency (tests taken from January 2015)
    Overall 176 with no one component below 169

  • Cambridge English: First Certificate (test taken before January 2015)
    Pass at Grade A and Exceptional in all four components

  • Cambridge English: Advanced (test taken before January 2015)
    Pass at Grade B or C and Borderline in all four components

  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (test taken before January 2015)
    Pass at Grade C1 and Weak in all four components

Failure to comply with these eligibility requirements means that The University of Law will have no option but to cancel your place on the course. It is important you check out any queries before you apply.

The University of Law fully complies with equal opportunities legislation and actively encourages diversity within the legal profession. The admissions process acts fairly and aims to enable students to make the best use of their talents. You are encouraged to tell us about any special requirements at the earliest opportunity. This will allow us to discuss how we may go about meeting your requirements.

Students will:

  • 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 will deliver a Master’s level insight into different aspects of conflict resolution (in relation to business transactions). The program will combine taught modules on key fundamental principles of English law, dispute resolution and related commercial topics, with a dissertation on an aspect of your specialist area of your own choice from a list of provided topics.

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. It is supported by an online study unit on research methods. 

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.

Palais Wenkheim
Praterstrasse 23
1020, Vienna
Austria

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 40 UK credits (20 ECTS). There is also a self-study research methods module to help you get ready to write your dissertation.

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.

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.

The program will begin:

October 15, 2018

EUR 17,000 (UK/EEA/International).

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