Postgraduate Module Descriptor

LAWM084: International Commercial Arbitration

This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.

Module Aims

The main aims of the course are to provide you with a deep understanding of international commercial arbitration, its practical applications alongside with its underpinning legal principles. After taking the course, you will be in the position to provide legal advice in relation to any aspect of an international commercial arbitration agreement/procedure, from the validity of the arbitration agreement, the procedural aspects of international commercial arbitration, to the possibility of challenging an arbitral award, and the enforcement of an award under the New York Convention on Recognition and Enforcement of foreign arbitral awards.


Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here - you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. Demonstrate deep, systematic knowledge and understanding of the practice of international commercial arbitration
2. Undertake complex critical evaluation of the main legal rules and procedures relevant to international arbitral practice using specialist literature and research.
Discipline-Specific Skills3. Demonstrate detailed and comprehensive knowledge and understanding of legal concepts and critical awareness of their social and political implications.
4. Synthetise knowledge and translate it into legal advice
Personal and Key Skills5. Confidently manage relevant learning resources, information and strategies and to develop your own opinions at a high professional level.
6. Effectively communicate in writing in a manner appropriate to the discipline.