Taught course

International Construction Law

University of the West of England, Bristol · Faculty of Environment and Technology

Entry requirements

We normally require an honours degree of 2.2 or above in law, construction or surveying.

You also need some work or voluntary experience in law, construction or surveying, which you should outline in your application.

We can consider applicants who do not meet the normal entry requirement, but who do have relevant professional experience or qualifications. In your application, you should describe in detail your professional experience and qualifications.

Months of entry


Course content

**Please note that new student recruitment to this course has been suspended for the January 2020 intake. Applications for January 2021 should be made from October 2019**

The construction industry is notorious for its high incidence of conflict and the resulting disputes are a drain on the industry's profitability and reputation. This course provides you with the skills necessary to identify and address legal issues related to construction projects as well as tackling disputes should they arise. It seeks to extend and develop your understanding of the law relating to the core aspects of international construction practice, dispute settlement, procurement and sustainability.

The course aims to provide opportunities for you to gain an understanding of global issues affecting construction law and practice and to gain knowledge, understanding and the requisite skills in preparation for employment in international construction legal practice and commercial organisations both in the UK and abroad.

This is a unique distance learning course aimed at a high level which will allow you to develop specialist knowledge in particular areas of construction law relevant to your employer or your business. Although the course involves the academic study of construction law, it also features a very important practical dimension as evidenced by case studies in a number of the module.

A number of high profile construction law practitioners input to the course. It is therefore suitable for practising lawyers in the built environment generally. The course will also be suitable for construction industry professionals, and for those who are responsible for representing the interests of the various stakeholders in the industry.

Qualification and course duration


12 months

Course contact details

UWE Admissions
+44 (0) 117 328 3333