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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas


  • Start Date


  • Course Duration

    LLM: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time PgDip: 9 months full-time; 18 months part-time PgCert: 8 months part-time

  • Course Type

    PgDip, PgCert, LLM

  • Course Fees


  • Last Updated

    30 January 2018

Course content

Why this course?

The course provides extensive training for lawyers and construction professionals with an interest in developing a thorough knowledge of construction law for practical application.

It’s designed for lawyers seeking greater understanding of the processes and management of construction projects as well as in-depth legal expertise relating to such projects. The course is also suitable for construction professionals whose work involves them in the various stages of major construction projects from commissioning to completion.

You’ll study

The programme can be taken on a part-time basis over two years (three modules per year), or on a full-time basis over one year.

The Diploma programme requires you to complete:

  • four core construction law modules
  • a compulsory module in Research Methods
  • one elective module from the suite of courses offered by the School of Law

The LLM programme requires the completion of a 15,000-word dissertation in addition to the above.

Core modules

Participants without a formal legal qualification will study the module Legal Process and the Law of Contract and Other Obligations.

Those with a legal qualification will study The Context of Construction.

Both groups study:

  • The Law of the Construction Industry
  • The Law & Practice of Construction Management
  • Research Methods
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Arbitration


Our library has a wide range of law reports, legislation, serials and monographs. It also has duplicate sets of key law report series, houses extensive collections in government publications and other related areas.

You’ll have access to a wide range of electronic information sources which can be accessed from home, including all the major legal databases.

Learning & teaching

Some modules are taught by lectures via webcast. Others are taught in a traditional face-to-face format.

All core construction law modules and the compulsory module in Research Methods are taught in the evenings (normally 6-8pm) or by webcast.

Many elective modules are also taught in the evening, though some are available during the day.


Assessment is based on your performance in coursework and/or the written exam papers. For those seeking award of the LLM you’ll need to complete a dissertation.


The LLM/PgDip in Construction Law enables lawyers and construction industry professionals to develop expertise in an increasingly complex area of specialist contract work.

Construction Law is constantly developing through case law and legislation to meet the challenges thrown up by the development of the industry worldwide.

Successful completion of the course provides you with additional benefits:

  • enhanced career advancement
  • improved service to clients
  • potential satisfaction of your professional CPD obligations
  • a further academic qualification as tangible evidence of your expertise
  • networking opportunities with professionals from all sectors of the industry

Visit the Construction Law LLM/PgDip/PgCert page on the University of Strathclyde website for more details!




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