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MSc / PG Dip International Construction Law

Course Description

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.

To see the PG Dip option, click this link: http://courses.uwe.ac.uk/K9M91

Course detail

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 modules, and we are delighted to include input in the course from a number of high profile construction law practitioners. 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.


• Introduction to Law and Construction Technology
• Construction Contract Law
• Real Estate Law
• International Dispute Resolution
• Environmental and Sustainability Law
• Construction Procurement
• Advanced Construction Law
• Consolidating Theory and Practice


The course is studied exclusively online. Each module consists of a course of study containing material and formative assessment exercises and is assessed by the submission of a piece of coursework, or a controlled assessment.

The course uses a variety of learning tools including recorded lectures and real time online lectures together with supportive reading and tutorial sessions. It involves both extensive independent research and discussion in the context of workshops designed to encourage the development of critical analytical and reflective skills. You will be expected to prepare for each workshop and to participate actively in discussion with your tutors and peers to maximise your experience on the course.


All assessments are conducted through either online submission or controlled assessment through online collaborative tools.

Careers / Further study

The course is designed to meet the needs of lawyers and non-legal professionals and for all those with an interest in international construction law. Successful completion of the course will represent tangible evidence of achievement and specialism in this area of law practice.

How to apply

Information on applications can be found at the following link: http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/study/applyingtouwebristol/postgraduateapplications.aspx


- New Postgraduate Master's loans for 2016/17 academic year –

The government are introducing a master’s loan scheme, whereby master’s students under 60 can access a loan of up to £10,000 as a contribution towards the cost of their study. This is part of the government’s long-term commitment to enhance support for postgraduate study.

Scholarships and other sources of funding are also available.

More information can be found here: http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/students/feesandfunding/fundingandscholarships/postgraduatefunding.aspx

Visit the MSc / PG Dip International Construction Law page on the University of the West of England, Bristol website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A degree in law of a 2.2 standard or the equivalent thereof OR a degree in a construction or civil engineering related discipline OR be qualified as a barrister or a solicitor OR have substantial relevant work or other experience

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