UCLan’s Construction Law distance learning programme is designed for non-UK based as well as for UK students who cannot attend classes. It addresses the international demand for engineers, architects and project managers, and other construction professionals such as quantity surveyors, to be skilled in preventing and resolving disputes in the construction industry. It combines electronic distance learning technology and materials including webinars to provide flexibility of learning to suit individual needs. The programme places emphasis on the application of the law in problem-solving and problem-avoidance situations within the context of a global construction industry. Widespread use is made of case study material and real-life scenarios, which will further develop your ability to formulate, propose and defend an argument.
The MSc stage of the programme enjoys accreditation from both the RICS and the CIArb. Assessment is by way of case study assignments, presentations and essays
Course content covered at the PGCert stage includes Legal Skills, Contractual Issues and European Competition and Procurement Law.
The PGDip includes Tortious Issues, Environmental Law or Contemporary Procurement and Dispute Resolution.
The MSc covers Research Methods and a Dissertation. A moot is carried out at a workshop as part of the Legal Skills Module. The DR workshop involves presentations and assessments by high-profile construction lawyers in realistic scenario situations. Online seminars also supplement the online course material delivered by Elearn.
Assessment is by way of case study assignments, presentations, essays and a series of continuous section assessment questions. There are no examinations.
Facilities available to students: Computer: Microcomputer laboratories, networked software, Internet access. Library: University central library and resources service, specialist information centre,state of the art legal electronic databases.
The course is excellent for continuous professional development in construction professional roles and allows students to change career direction by moving into construction claims consultancies . The course is suitable for international as well as UK national construction industry application and for project management roles on international contracts.
Opportunities to meet and participate in workshops with notable practising lawyers, barristers, adjudicators and arbitrators.