Level of education: Master programme

Type of instruction: Full-time

Duration: 2 years

Language of instruction: English

Benefits of the programme

  • The Programme offers a valuable opportunity to develop an understanding of international commercial arbitration. Students develop their legal knowledge and advanced legal skills in practice.
  • The Programme is taught over the period of two academic years and is divided into two parts: theoretical (1 year) and practical (1 year). During the first year students participate in lectures, seminars, and workshops. The second year is dedicated to the practical application of the acquired knowledge and the writing of an academic paper.
  • This Programme is taught fully through English, thereby assuring alumni readiness to appear as a counsel in arbitration worldwide. The courses are taught by leading arbitration specialists.
  • Interactive and practical classes will enable students to focus on the analysis of case law, conflicts of law, and hone their analytical and practical legal skills by participating in moot courts and debates.
  • The Programme aims to inform participants about modern trends in international commercial arbitration and the opinions of leading practitioners in this field.

Main courses:

  • Competence and types of international commercial arbitration.
  • Institutional arbitration and ad hoc arbitration: differences in organizational structure, advantages and disadvantages of each type. Overview of main arbitral institutions and jurisdictions.
  • International commercial arbitration and principles of international private law.
  • New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards: practical considerations and role of the Convention in development of arbitration.
  • International investment arbitration
  • Foreign trade contracts and dispute resolution of related disputes through international commercial arbitration
  • Interaction between international commercial arbitration and competent Russian state courts
  • Russian arbitration law reform
  • Elective courses (Specificities of arbitration agreement drafting, Choice and appointment of arbitrators etc.)

Key skills

The participants will develop:

  • A thorough understanding of the main legal instruments governing the sphere of international commercial arbitration;
  • A clear practical understanding of the system of international commercial arbitration;
  • Legal analytical, writing, and oral skills;
  • Research skills in international commercial arbitration.



The main goal of the Programme is the preparation of specialists with all the necessary skills, competencies and personal qualities for a successful legal career in the field of international commercial arbitration. Graduates are ready to pursue professional activities in arbitration and to work in the domestic and international job markets.

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