Taught course

Construction Law and Dispute Resolution

Institution
University of Wolverhampton · Faculty of Science and Engineering
Qualifications
MScPGCert

Entry requirements

For direct entry onto the Master’s programme: A lower second honours degree in a construction or law related discipline, or equivalent, is required for direct entry onto the Master’s programme or A Postgraduate Certificate in construction or law related discipline, or equivalent subject with a minimum of grade C in all modules.

Months of entry

October

Course content

This course will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the legal framework within which construction organisations and projects are managed, including the resolution of disputes that arise. You will develop your capabilities to analyse the nature of the risks in construction, general strategies for allocating them and systems for managing their occurrence.

You will develop your professional skills to be able to interpret contracts and appreciate the controversies surrounding commonly used standards forms of construction contracts. This will involve you gaining techniques for research and enquiry to create and interpret relevant aspects of construction law and contract administration. In addition, you will acquire the skills to review and critically examine the implications of complex construction case law relating this to real world settings.

Overall, the course will prepare you to participate in dispute resolution processes as an advisor to or representative of the parties to the dispute or as an arbitrator, mediator , adjudicator or other related dispute practitioner.

Information for international students

Visit: www.wlv.ac.uk/international

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24-36 months

PGCert

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations60
Written coursework / continuous assessment40

Course contact details

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Email
enquiries@wlv.ac.uk
Phone
0800 953 3222