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University of Newcastle

Newcastle , New South Wales ,Australia

Master of Dispute Resolution

Do you want to work effectively in dispute resolution applying techniques and processes within court, across government sectors and within the private sector? Then the University of Newcastle’s Master of Dispute Resolution is the program for you.

The program is professionally-focused and innovative exposing students to new perspectives and deep analyses, ensuring high-quality teaching and learning experiences. Graduates are equipped with advanced knowledge and skills, positioning them at the forefront of a range of industries and government where there is a growing demand for staff with dispute resolution skills.

Campus Information

Newcastle City campus

The University of Newcastle plays an important part in the renewed sense of vibrancy in the Newcastle CBD and our Newcastle City campus is very much at the centre of the city's burgeoning arts scene. NUspace is a $95 million landmark education building developed in 2017 by the University of Newcastle in the heart of Newcastle's CBD. NUspace harnesses the latest in technology and innovation in teaching and learning to deliver a world-class student experience by engaging students in new and exciting ways.


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Application Processing Time in Days: 21

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Career opportunities

Upon completion of the Master of Dispute Resolution you will be able to use your specialised knowledge to advance your career and work in various fields including consulting firms, community organisations, educational institutions and government agencies.

Some typical roles include:

  • Expert complaints staff
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Independent Dispute Resolution Scheme Managers and senior staff
  • Government dispute resolution expert
  • Arbitrator
  • Mediator
  • Conciliator
  • Negotiator
  • Ombuds senior staff

PSW Opportunity

  • 3 Years

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have successfully completed a Bachelor program, or approved equivalent in order to apply for entry.

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