Taught course

Construction Law and Dispute Resolution

Institution
University of Central Lancashire · Grenfell-Baines School of Architecture, Construction and Environment
Qualifications
MScPGCertPGDip

Entry requirements

Normally successful applicants should hold an upper second class Honours first degree in an appropriate construction discipline or equivalent. This can mean a professional qualification such as an MCRICS, MCIOB, MCIBSE and MICE, or the possession of a significant amount of industrial/professional experience as evidenced by the submission of a portfolio and/or interview.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

UCLan’s Construction Law distance learning programme is designed for non-UK based as well as for UK students who cannot attend classes. It addresses the international demand for engineers, architects and project managers, and other construction professionals such as quantity surveyors, to be skilled in preventing and resolving disputes in the construction industry. It combines electronic distance learning technology and materials including webinars to provide flexibility of learning to suit individual needs. The programme places emphasis on the application of the law in problem-solving and problem-avoidance situations within the context of a global construction industry. Widespread use is made of case study material and real-life scenarios, which will further develop your ability to formulate, propose and defend an argument.

The course has RICS accreditation and therefore membership of the RICS is available via the APC route, following successful completion. Assessment is by way of case study assignments, presentations and essays.

Course content covered at the PGCert stage includes Legal Skills, Contractual Issues and European Competition and Procurement Law.

The PGDip includes Tortious Issues, Dispute Resolution and then either Environmental Law, International Comparative Law or Contemporary Construction Procurement.

The MSc covers Research Methods and a Dissertation. A moot is carried out at a workshop as part of the Legal Skills Module. The Dispute Resolution workshop involves presentations and assessments by high-profile construction lawyers in realistic scenario situations. Online seminars also supplement the online course material delivered by Elearn.

This programme is designed for construction and legal professionals with an interest in developing knowledge and application of construction law for practical use in the workplace. It combines face-to-face contact with the course team and electronic distance learning technology to provide flexibility of learning to suit individual needs. The programme places considerable emphasis on the application of the law in problem-solving and problem-avoidance situations within the context of the construction industry. Widespread use is made of case study material and project work. You will be able to participate in mooting sessions, dispute resolution workshops with high-profile Dispute Resolution contributors and presentations which will further develop your ability to formulate, propose and defend an argument.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

distance learning
24 months
part time
24 months

PGCert

distance learning
24 months
part time
24 months

PGDip

distance learning
24 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
cenquiries@uclan.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1772 892400