Construction Management and Construction Law PgDip-MSc

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  • Objectives
    The varying nature of construction, combined with the growing complexities of the industry, means that there is a demand for construction professionals who have the knowledge and skills to analyse the intricate problems that arise on most large projects. Many disputes occur in construction because the partners do not have a fundamental understanding of the branch of law involving construction that would serve to reduce and resolve disputes. This MSc course satisfies the requirements of the Engineering Council UK’s Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC – previously known as SARTOR3) as a ‘period of further learning’ for registration as a Chartered Engineer.
  • Entry requirements
    If you have a strong interest in the commercial aspects of the construction industry and would like the confidence to operate in the difficult environment of contractual arrangements, this part-time course is ideal.
  • Academic title
    Construction Management and Construction Law PgDip/MSc
  • Course description
    What will you study?
    You will study the English legal systems, including contract law and tort law, and gain an understanding of how design and construction work is priced and how to control these costs. You will learn how to analyse the rights and liabilities of the parties involved in the construction process, and how to manage dispute resolution. You will develop a commercial awareness of inter-company relationships, as well as gaining a working knowledge of modern project management and risk management techniques in controlling construction and design work.

    Your MSc research thesis will enable you to conduct a sustained, in-depth, original piece of research related to complex theoretical arguments within the field of the construction industry.

    Course structure
    Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.

    Core modules
    -Conditions of Contract
    -Construction Law
    -Construction Organisation
    -Dispute Resolution
    -Estimating, Purchasing and Cost Control
    -Further Legal Obligations
    -Legal Obligations
    -Project and Risk Management
    -Research Thesis

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