MSc Construction Law

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  • Objectives
    The programme will prepare you for a career as a construction contract consultant, contracts manager, contract administrator, arbitrator, expert witness, adjudicator, mediator, conciliator and claims consultant - you may also choose to pursue doctoral research in this area
  • Entry requirements
    - Normally, you should have a good Honours degree or equivalent in a construction, engineering or law-related subject, and at least two years appropriate experience - Substantial professional experience can substitute for graduate status - Graduates from other disciplines (e.g. Management and Business Studies) are also welcome to apply - You should be currently employed within the construction, engineering or law sector
  • Academic title
    MSc Construction Law
  • Course description
    - Fully accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), this course provides a comprehensive study of both legal principles and construction procedures
    - You will study an interactive mix of the industry’s legal principles and procedures, and develop the skills necessary to prevent and resolve construction disputes and offer advice on such matters
    - There is now a greater need than ever before for people with knowledge and skills in dispute avoidance and dispute resolution, and that this situation will continue to increase due to the developing technical, organisational and financial complexity of today’s projects
    - Reflecting the diversity of working experience within the industry, the course is designed to appeal to students from a wide range of professional callings, e.g. civil engineers, architects, quantity surveyors, building surveyors, building services engineers and solicitors
    - If you do not have qualifications in a construction discipline, you can take a module (Construction Technology and Management for Non-Cognates) specially designed to develop general understanding of the key concepts and principles underlying design and construction
    - The sheer breadth of the subject makes postgraduate study the only feasible way of providing the in-depth and systemic understanding of the fundamental issues required to cope with such a constantly-changing field
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    Future prospects
    Recent graduates have moved into roles with firms such as Bovis Lend Lease, Carillion, James R Knowles, Botswana Public Works Department, Ethiopian Road Authority, Trett Consulting, ABB Power, Gallifords and Marconi

    Typical modules may include
    - Law of Contract
    - Tort Law
    - Standard Forms of Construction Contracts
    - International Construction Law
    - Dispute Avoidance
    - Dispute Resolution
    - Advanced Project Planning and Control

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