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MSc / PG Dip / PG Cert Construction Law & Practice

Course Description

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.

Key benefits:

• 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

Visit the website: http://www.salford.ac.uk/pgt-courses/construction-law-and-practice

Suitable for

This course will enable lawyers and built environment professionals including surveyors, engineers and architects, to operate more effectively in areas of construction practice which involve construction law. The course is ideally suited to practising professionals.

Programme details

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.

Learn how to:

• Conduct and communicate legal analysis with confidence and accuracy in relation to any aspect of mainstream professional construction practice
• Examine construction practice from a legal perspective, to include detailed consideration of construction contracts, tortious and multi-party liability, insurance, dispute resolution, procurement, and the environment
• Assist individuals in taking effective roles in specialist construction law departments or firms
• Promote high quality research in areas of law relating to construction, including a high level of legal analysis.


To help you fit your studies around your work, the course is taught by distance learning. This takes the form of an online learning environment supplemented by constant support from experienced tutors.

During your studies, you’ll log on for weekly online tutorials, which will be led by tutors and provide the opportunity for interaction with your fellow students. These tutorials are archived in case you miss one.

Learning is designed to equip you for the real-world problems that you are likely to meet in your job.

Module titles

• Fundamentals of Construction Law
• Construction Contracts – Operation and Administration
• Liability and Complexity in Construction Law
• Dispute Resolution – Law and Practice
• Dissertation


You will be assessed through:

• Written coursework (100%)
• Continuous informal assessment by your tutors

Career potential

On this course, you’ll gain the legal knowledge you’ll need to perform your current role more effectively or to move into a new role relating to construction law. Construction law and practice affects professionals throughout the construction industry. Graduates of this course have included surveyors, architects, engineers, planners, construction managers, financial managers, solicitors and lawyers.

How to apply: http://www.salford.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/applying

Visit the MSc / PG Dip / PG Cert Construction Law & Practice page on the University of Salford website for more details!

Student Profiles

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 CIOBApplicants to the LLM must have a minimum of:• A second class undergraduate honours qualifying law degree, or• A recognised appropriate professional legal qualification

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