Taught course

Construction Law and Dispute Resolution

Leeds Beckett University · Built Environment and Engineering

Entry requirements

Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Law or Construction, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment.

Alternatively, applicants with Corporate Membership of a Chartered Professional Body in a Construction related field are also eligible for the course. Professional Bodies concerned include (but are not necessarily restricted to): RICS, ICE, CIOB, RIBA, CIAT, BIFM, CIArb.

Months of entry


Course content

If you already hold an LLB degree or equivalent qualification, this course will enhance your ability to manage and resolve disputes efficiently.

As part of your course, you’ll:

  • Study principles of construction law, approaches to dispute resolution (including arbitration, adjudication and mediation), and construction claims
  • Enhance your ability to identify and evaluate appropriate decision-making strategies
  • Develop research capability and skills to analyse problems in a professional context
  • Undertake five core modules, including a dissertation, and two option modules

This advanced study in the specific field of construction will prepare you to deal with the proliferation of contracts, conflict and disputes that arise in the industry, and your learning will be supported by experts in the field, including construction solicitors, barristers, arbitrators, adjudicators and mediators. The course also has links with the Society of Construction Law.

This course is also available as an accredited MSc, aimed at professionals from a surveying or construction background. Find out more about our MSc Construction Law & Dispute Resolution.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • LLM
    24 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Admission Enquiries
+44 (0)113 812 3113