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Arbitral Award Writing
Arbitral Award Writing is a short course which is taught fully online.
On this course students learn about the key component parts of an arbitral award, how to analyse the facts and legal issues in an arbitration and find out about the legal and formal requirements of an arbitral award.
This is an optional non-credit bearing six week course, consisting of four weeks online tuition followed by the award writing assessment.
Those who successfully complete this course (with a grade of 70% or higher) will be exempt from the Fellowship examinations of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Module 4 (Arbitration and International Arbitration Pathways). See 'Placement' section below for more information on this.
2. What you will study
By the conclusion of this course, students should be able to:
- Analyse the facts and legal issues in an arbitration with a view to preparing an award;
- Discover the different types of arbitral award;
- Analyse the key component parts of an arbitral award;
- Gain knowledge of the legal and formal requirements of an arbitral award;
- Understand the importance of reflecting reasons adequately in an award;
- Grasp and apply the peculiarities that arise in the drafting of an award with cross border (international) implications.
Assessment will be made by way of open book assessment at a venue arranged in accordance with the University’s procedures, which can be found via this link. Advance papers will be released around a week before the deadline during which time students will be able to part-prepare their award. The notes of Evidence will released in the exam venue for submission of the complete awards at that time.
The marking scheme will be identical to that adopted by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators for their award writing exams. The passmark will be 50% but for CIArb Fellowship exemption purposes the passmark will be 70%, as per CIArb’s equivalent assessment.
3. How you will learn
Our virtual learning environment, Campus Moodle, allows you to communicate easily with tutors and fellow students, providing all the help and support needed for studying in any location across the world.
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As a student of Robert Gordon University, you will have full access to our extensive online library facilities, including many e-books, journal articles and case law reports. These will assist you in your studies. However, much of the material you will need for the module will be provided in the course materials.
4. Placements and Accreditations
Students who successfully complete this course with a grade of 70% or higher will be exempt from the Fellowship examinations of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Module 4 (Arbitration and International Arbitration Pathways).
Please note: this only applies to students who have passed the Institute’s Arbitration or International Arbitration Modules 1, 2 and 3 or are eligible for exemption from the Institute’s Arbitration or International Arbitration Modules 1, 2 and 3 via passing the equivalent modules on the accredited course of a Recognised Course Provider to Membership level.
5. Course Fees
For Academic Year 2018/2019
- £700 .
For Academic Year 2017/2018
- £680 .
For Academic Year 2016/2017
- £660 .
For Academic Year 2014/2015
- £620 .
Course fees are reviewed periodically and so are subject to change for new applicants. All tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in your offer letter. You will also be liable to pay a graduation fee of £40 before receiving a University award.For further information see Student Finance pages
6. How to apply
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