Postgraduate programmes

Mediation & Conflict Resolution

Postgraduate Certificate

Equip yourself with the skills for successful mediation and conflict management through a psychological approach.

  • NameMediation & Conflict Resolution
  • QualificationPostgraduate Certificate
  • LevelPostgraduate
  • Study modePart time
  • Duration1 year
  • Tuition fees£7,600 (£3550 ADR alumni) *
  • ScholarshipsNo *
  • Next start dateTo confirmed
  • Study abroadNo
  • ValidationRegent's University London

* Please note that we are not able to sponsor students on this programme for a Tier 4 visa. *


This new part-time qualification has been developed to give students a deeper understanding of the skills and methods required for successful mediation and conflict management. It incorporates Regent’s existing five-day Mediation & Alternative Dispute Resolution course as a module and goes further with two modules that provide an overview of the theoretical frameworks relevant to conflict resolution and mediation.



The Theories of Conflict and Applied Theory modules are delivered by lectures and seminar groups that are delivered over a series of weekends (9:30 - 17:30). Each of these modules will run over 11 teaching weeks.


Spring 2017 semester (Module 1: Theories of Conflict):

Friday 20 - Saturday 21 January

Friday 24 - Sunday 26 February

Friday 7 - Saturday 8 April 


Summer 2017 semester (Module 2: Applied Theory):

Friday 30 June - Saturday 1 July

Friday 28 - Sunday 30 July

Friday 15 - Saturday 16 September


The third Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) module is delivered over five days, with lectures, training exercises and supervised mediation role-plays focusing on effective communication in both professional and personal environments. The module runs independently at 5 different times during the academic year.

Our teachers are all experienced accredited mediators, trainers, lecturers and authors, with backgrounds predominantly in law and psychotherapy.



The programme comprises three modules:

  • Theories of Conflict - 20 credits
  • Applied Theory - 20 credits
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (five available entry points) - 20 credits

Theories of Conflict provides an overview of relevant theoretical frameworks, while Applied Theory offers an insight into how different approaches to conflict resolution and mediation work in practice.

There are five available entry points during the year for the Alternative Dispute Resolution module for you to choose from. We advise students to join the Alternative Dispute Resolution module during one of the summer term entry points.

Note that Regent's University London alumni who have already successfully completed the existing Mediation & Alternative Dispute Resolution 5-day course up to seven years prior to commencing the Postgraduate Certificate in Mediation & Conflict Resolution programme, will be exempt from completing the Alternative Dispute Resolution module.

Students with disabilities

Some classes are delivered in teaching rooms accessed by stairs. If you have a condition that affects your mobility and you require ground floor rooms, or rooms with lift access, please notify Student Registry as soon as possible. You are also advised to contact the Disability Officer.

Future opportunities

Upon successful completion of the course, students may join RSPP’s database of accredited mediators – a unique opportunity for accredited mediators to market their services, and for potential clients to research, select and contact mediators directly. The School also has useful links with other organisations delivering mediation work throughout the UK.


Academic requirements

Entry on to the programme is by way of either a first degree or two years’ relevant mediation experience (to be assessed at an interview), combined with a written assessment.


English requirements

* Please note that we are not able to sponsor students on this programme for a Tier 4 visa. *

If your native language is not English you must provide evidence of your English proficiency. We accept qualifications such as IELTS.

For more information about other accepted English language qualifications, please contact us.

Please also note that you may be exempt from taking an English language test if the last three years of your full-time education have been taught completely in English.

On-campus diagnostic test

If you live in London, or are able to visit us, we can offer you a free English diagnostic test. 

This test is offered through Regent's Institute of Languages & Culture and should be arranged in advance. Please note, this is a diagnostic test for Regent’s University London only. For more information, or to arrange a test, please contact us:

How to apply

Step 1 Apply

  • Macro alias: Applyonline

Once you have completed the application form, please upload or send us the following supporting documents, by post, email or fax:

  • Copies of academic transcripts and certificates from your previous studies (university certificates and transcripts)
  • A 300-500 word personal statement outlining your background; why you want to study this programme; how you feel you would benefit from the course of study; and why you feel you would make a suitable candidate for the course
  • A copy of your passport photograph (ID) page
  • One recent passport-sized colour photograph, jpeg format (this must be emailed to us at:
  • If not a native English speaker, proof of your English proficiency
  • CV/résumé

Step 2 Making an offer

We will assess whether you meet our minimum entry requirements and will make you an offer by both email and post, or notify you that you have been unsuccessful.

If you have completed your education and have met all the entry requirements, you will be sent an unconditional offer.* If you still have to finish your exams, or have yet to submit supporting documentation, you will be issued a conditional offer.

* Please note: applicants may be expected to attend an interview before an unconditional offer can be made.

Step 3 Accepting the offer

If you wish to accept the offer:

  • Confirm your acceptance via email/post/telephone/in person
  • Pay the registration fee (non-refundable)
  • Pay the non-EU advance tuition fee deposit, if applicable (non-refundable)

Please note: there is no formal deadline to pay your registration fee or non-EU advance deposit.

Please see here for information on how to pay.

Step 4 Full acceptance 

Once we receive your acceptance we will issue the final set of documentation.

Tuition fees are set for the University’s financial year which runs from 1 August to 31 July. Annual fees for students commencing studies in spring will span financial years. Spring and autumn fees will be invoiced at the rate applicable for that term.

Fees January 2017

Tuition fee: £7,600 
Registration fee: £250 (non-refundable)

Fees January 2017 for Regent's University London alumni of the Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution course
Tuition fee: £3,550
Registration fee: £250 (non-refundable)


Fees September 2017

Annual tuition fee: £7,700
Home/EU advance deposit: £500 (non-refundable)

In addition, Regent's University London alumni who have already successfully completed the existing Mediation & Alternative Dispute Resolution five-day course (within seven years of commencing the Postgraduate Certificate in Mediation & Conflict Resolution) are exempt from completing the Alternative Dispute Resolution module and pay a reduced fee of £3,550.

Enquire about programme
18 April 2017
Our Mediation and Conflict Resolution course offers a unique psychotherapeutic perspective on mediation. Find our more at our next open evening.
27 June 2017
Our Mediation and Conflict Resolution course offers a unique psychotherapeutic perspective on mediation. Find our more at our next open evening.