Mediation – the postgraduate course that’s never been more vital


The art of negotiation and dispute resolution is sorely needed in an age of strife, be it domestic or international

From trade negotiators thrashing out Brexit details, to family mediators helping couples part on amicable terms, conflict and negotiation skills are in demand – and postgraduate courses are an ideal place to hone them.

“If you take it right back to basics, you have three individuals in a room,” says Charlie Irvine, course leader of Strathclyde University’s LLM/MSc/PGDip in mediation and conflict resolution. “Two are the decision-makers – the people with the dispute.

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