Specialised Diploma in Dispute Resolution (Mediation, Arbitration and Conciliation)

ADMISSION

For admission to the Specialised Diploma in Dispute Resolution (Mediation, Arbitration and Conciliation) the applicant must hold the Certificate in Dispute Resolution (Mediation, Arbitration & Conciliation) plus have at least two years of relevant professional experience or any relevant legal qualification.

DURATION OF STUDY

The Specialised Diploma in Dispute Resolution (Mediation, Arbitration and Conciliation) is designed to extent over a period of at least one academic year and 9 modules (144 credits) [8½ compulsory modules (136 credits) and ½ elective (8 credits)]. 

The Specialised Diploma in Dispute Resolution (Mediation, Arbitration and Conciliation) must be completed within a maximum study period of two (2) years of study.

The said period may only be exceeded with the authority of Senate.

TEACHING MODE

The Specialised Diploma in Dispute Resolution (Mediation, Arbitration and Conciliation) will be offered on part time (evening classes).

CURRICULUM COMPILATION

The following should be considered when calculating the number of modules:
Year-long Module offered over four (4) periods per week = double module (32 credits)
Year-long Module offered over two (2) periods per week = module (16 credits)
Semester Module offered over four (4) periods per week = module (16 credits)
Semester Module offered over two (2) periods per week = ½ module (8 credits)

The curriculum for the Specialised Diploma in Dispute Resolution (Mediation, Arbitration and Conciliation) is as follows:

YEAR MODULE NAME CODE MODULE TYPE NQF LEVEL CONTACT HOURS/WEEK CREDITS
  UNAM CORE MODULES  
1 English for General Communication ULEG 2310 Semester 1 & 2 3 4/28 32
1 Contemporary Social Issues UCSI 3429 Semester 1 4 2/14 8
1 Computer Literacy UCLC3409 Semester 2 4 2/14 8
  FACULTY SPECIFIC MODULES  
1 Introduction to Legal Processes LJLP 2501 Semester 1 5 2/14 8
1 Restorative Justice LJRJ 2501 Semester 1 5 2/14 8
1 Alternative Dispute Resolution LPAD 2501 Semester 1 5 2/14 8
1 Communication and Conflict LPCC 2501 Semester 1 5 2/14 8
1 Negotiation and Settlement LCNS 2501 Semester 1 5 2/14 8
1 Cross-Cultural Negotiation and Dispute Resolution LCND 2501 Semester 1 5 2/14 8
1 Advanced Mediation LPAM 2502 Semester 2 5 2/14 8
1 Arbitration LPAR 2502 Semester 2 5 2/14 8
1 International Commercial Arbitration and International Litigation LCAL 2502 Semester 2 5 2/14 8
1 Labour Dispute Resolution LCEL 2502 Semester 2 5 2/14 8
1 Environmental Dispute Resolution LJED 2502 Semester 2 5 2/14 8
1 Dispute Resolution – Ombudsman (ELECTIVE) LJOM 2502 Semester 2 5 2/14 8
1 International Dispute Resolution (ELECTIVE) LCID 2502 Semester 2 5 2/14 8
  TOTAL CREDITS: 144
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