Mediation is fast becoming a core skill. Professionals in business, public bodies and the law are increasingly expected to resolve disputes without the delay and expense of litigation.
This Scottish Mediation Register-accredited programme is the only course of its kind in the UK. It's rigorous and multidisciplinary, combining both theoretical and practical elements. You'll be exposed you to a wide range of approaches as well as being taught by experts from across the UK.
Graduates at Certificate, Diploma or Masters level fulfil the training requirements for the Scottish Mediation Register.
For those working in international settings, the core modules can be combined with classes such as International Human Rights Law to provide the foundation for work with charities and non-governmental organisations committed to conflict resolution.
You can graduate with either an LLM or MSc. Those whose dissertations deal with significant legal or justice questions receive recognition via an LLM. Those who take a social science or empirical approach will graduate with an MSc. This division reflects the range of students taking the course, who include:
- human resource professionals
- recent graduates of all disciplines
- social workers
- coaches, as well as experienced mediators seeking a more academic grounding for their work
Study with us
practical skills and a thorough academic foundation – the only course of its kind in the UK
real-world experience through our innovative Mediation Clinic
a rich blend of students from a range of professional backgrounds including law, psychology, social work, education and management
What our students say
Jonathan Rodrigues, India - 'Ever since I chose to pursue mediation, I had set my eyes on doing an LLM at Strathclyde. Firstly, it has an interactive approach to teaching and the course module has the right balance of theoretical and practical aspects. Secondly, it has a home-grown mediation clinic that works closely with the local sheriff courts of Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Falkirk. This allows the course participants to experience mediation in real life and graduate as mediators with hands-on practical knowledge and confidence in the field.'
Christina Mārie Tay, New Zealand - 'I would absolutely encourage anyone interested in working in the field of mediation and conflict resolution to complete the MSc Mediation and Conflict Resolution through University of Strathclyde. The calibre of the lecturing staff, the course components and camaraderie was outstanding. The cohort I studied alongside were from all around the world which made it a truly international masters degree.'