Arbitral Award Writing

Short Course
Arbitral Award Writing

Arbitral Award Writing is a short course which is taught fully online.

On this course you will 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.

This course has one study option

Mode of Attendance

  • Online Learning

Mode of Study

  • Part Time

Start Date

June 2023

Course Length

6 weeks

By the conclusion of this course, you 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 


The University regularly reviews its courses. Course content and structure may change over time. See our course and module disclaimer for more information.

Learning Methods

Our virtual learning environment, CampusMoodle, 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.

  • Work and study with flexibility
  • Help and support when you need it
  • 93% of our distance learning students say 'it has been worth the investment of time'


Assessment will be made by way of open book assessment at a venue arranged in accordance with the University’s procedures:

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.


Academic Support

The Inclusion Centre advises and supports students who disclose a sensory or mobility impairment, chronic medical condition, mental health issue, dyslexia and other specific learning differences. Applicants are encouraged to arrange a pre-entry visit to discuss any concerns and to view the facilities.

Online Learning & Support

All online learning students, benefit from using our collaborative virtual learning environment, CampusMoodle. You will be provided with 24/7 online access to your learning material and resources, along with the ability to interact with your class members and tutors for discussion and support.

Study Skills Support

The Study Support Team provides training and support to all students in:

  • Academic writing
  • Study skills (note taking, exam techniques, time management, presentation)
  • Maths and statistics
  • English language
  • Information technology support

Library Support

The Library offers support for your course, including the books, eBooks, and journals you will need. We also offer online reading lists for many modules, workshops and drop-ins on searching skills and referencing, and much more.


This course is for arbitrators, mediators and adjudicators, or anyone with a professional interest in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).


For Academic Year 2022/2023

  • All Students: £720 for entire course

For Academic Year 2021/2022

  • All Students: £720 for entire course

Additional Costs

The following course-related costs are not included in the course fees:


For new intakes course fees are reviewed and published annually for each mode of delivery. Tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in the offer letter. For further information see:


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