UCC CPD courses

Alternative Dispute Resolution LW6619


Fact File


Module Objective: To provide knowledge and skills in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes, and to give students an understanding of the theoretical foundations of alternative dispute resolution.
To provide an opportunity for students to: develop oral communication and negotiation skills in simulated scenarios; and to advance clinical legal skills.

Module Content: Introduction to ADR; Negotiation; Mediation: Theory and Practice; Arbitration; Ethics in ADR; Contemporary Issues.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

  • Critically analyse the nature and purpose of alternative dispute resolution with particular reference to the civil justice system.
  • Identify and evaluate the concepts and principles governing ADR.
  • Outline the process used in key forms of ADR.
  • Demonstrate an integration of learning in the field of ADR, with particular reference to theory, practice, and Irish legislation e.g. Mediation Act 2017.
  • Obtain a deeper understanding of the practical aspects of dispute resolution theory through interactive integration, by way of role play.

Additional Teaching Mode Information

Module LW6619 will run in October 2022 and will run for 6 weeks.

Why Choose

This CPD module is a 5 credit module (ECTS) that is offered as a module option for several of the the LLM programmes within UCC's School of Law 

On completion of this module, you may apply for an exemption to the module should you decide to progress to this programme, or another programme where LW6619 may be on offer. 

*This is subject to time restrictions and also the approval of the Programme Director for this programme.


To be eligible for the this CPD module:

  1. Candidates must hold a law degree with at least a 2H1
  2. Have such other relevant third level educational qualifications and/or professional experience as, in the opinion of the School of Law, qualifies the candidate to undertake this course.
  3. This course is based online. In order to connect to class, students must have reliable internet access, a microphone, and speakers.

Decisions regarding student eligibility will be made by the module co-ordinator.

All applicants whose first language is not English are required to sit either an IELTS test or a recognised equivalent test as approved by Faculty. The minimum requirement is an IELTS score of 6.5 with no individual section lower than 6.0. An exception may be granted where a candidate has been awarded a university degree where the overall content has been delivered in the English language.

Click here for further details on English Language Proficiency for Postgraduates

Fees and Costs

The fee for this module is €600.

There is also a €35 application fee. 

How Do I Apply

Applications for this module are now open.

  • To apply for this module please log on to the UCC APPLY page and create an account.  
  • Gather any additional documents required (including a passport-style photo), copy of your degree parchment if not a previous UCC graduate.
  • An application fee of €35 will be payable on submission of your application via the same platform.