Taught course

Construction Law and Practice

University of Salford · School of the Built Environment

Entry requirements

Applicants to the MSc must have a minimum of: A second class undergraduate honours degree in a relevant discipline, or A second class undergraduate honours degree in an unrelated discipline and significant relevant work experience within the built environment, or A recognised appropriate professional qualification such as RICS or CIOB Applicants to the LLM must have a minimum of: A second class undergraduate honours qualifying law degree, or A recognised appropriate professional legal qualification Accreditation for Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) We also welcome applications from students with alternative qualifications and/or significant relevant experience, subject to approval through a process of Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL). Such applications are assessed on an individual basis, for further details please contact the course leader.

Months of entry


Course content

3 good reasons to study Construction Law and Practice at Salford:

  • The full Masters degree is RICS accredited
  • Combine study and your career with our innovative distance learning option from anywhere in the world
  • Operate effectively and accurately in areas of construction law

Course Summary

This programme of study will equip you to operate effectively in all areas of construction practice that involve construction law. What you learn will equip you to conduct legal analysis into any aspect of mainstream construction practice, and to communicate your findings to your colleagues and clients.

In this course you will examine the responsibilities of construction professionals and the problems raised by design liability and insurance. Construction contracts and the law underpinning them, together with a wide range of standard form contracts are studied to assess and comment on risk allocations.

You will also study the complex issues derived from multiparty nature of the construction process, in conjunction with the uncertainties that can arise from latent defects. The elective modules allow you to focus on dispute resolution, the environment or procurement strategies.

Information for international students

International students must provide evidence of proficiency in English - IELTS 6.0 with no band below 5.5 or an equivalent qualification are proof of this.

Fees and funding

Fees 2014-15

Distance Learning £1,275 (per 30 credits)

International Distance Learning £1,848 (per 30 credits)

Fees 2015-16

Distance Learning £1,275 (per 30 credits)

International Distance Learning £2,000 (per 30 credits)

Additional costs

You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.

Scholarships and Bursaries

We offer awards to help you study through our:

  • Vice-Chancellor's Excellence Scholarship
  • University of Salford student loyalty discount
  • Country bursary scheme for International students only

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
24 months


distance learning
24 months


distance learning
16 months


distance learning
8 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment100

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0) 161 295 4545
+44 (0) 161 295 4646