Construction Law and Practice (Delivered in Sri Lanka)
School - School of the Built Environment
Subject area - Built Environment
Start Date(s): September
LLM / MSc: Two years blended learning (face-to-face tuition in Sri Lanka via block delivery, supplemented by distance learning sessions via online delivery)
PgDip: One year and four months blended learning (face-to-face tuition in Sri Lanka via block delivery, supplemented by distance learning sessions via online delivery)
PgCert: Eight months blended learning (face-to-face tuition in Sri Lanka via block delivery, supplemented by distance learning sessions via online delivery)
Part-time - £1167 per 30 credits for Sri Lankan students and £2050 per 30 credits for all other International students
- LLM or MSc route available
- Combine study and your career with our innovative blended learning option
- Operate effectively and accurately in areas of construction law
- International students can apply
Construction law and practice affects stakeholders working across the international construction sector. This course will provide you with the legal knowledge and commercial awareness required to perform your current role more effectively or to move into a specialist role in construction law.
You will examine the responsibilities of employers, contractors and construction professionals together with the problems raised by the complexities of construction, design liability and insurance. Construction contracts and the law underpinning them, along with a wide range of standard form contracts are studied to assess and manage risk. You will also study the complex issues arising from the multiparty nature of the construction process and the particular challenges of international construction, together with the uncertainties that can arise from the passage of time and latent defects.
This course is delivered at Colombo School of Construction Technology (CSCT), in Colombo, Sri Lanka and taught by academic staff from the University of Salford UK.
Jonathan Neill, Consultant, EC Harris,
Construction Law and Practice student
The programme provides an excellent foundation from which a career in construction law can be pursued. Perfect for graduates looking to specialise in this unique area of law, while also offering established professionals the opportunity to develop a range of legal skills. The course has elevated my position in the jobs market and opened up a world of new possibilities.
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.
This course is studied part-time via blended learning (face-to-face tuition in Sri Lanka via block delivery, supplemented by distance learning sessions via online delivery). Admission onto the course is in September.
The Masters award consists of four core modules. The PgDip requires the completion of all four core modules. The PgCert requires completion of two core taught modules. All modules are delivered over a 15 week period and are assessed entirely through coursework.
- Common law underpinning construction contracts
- Source, rationale and nature of key terms (Scope, cost, quality, time, variation)
- Contract formation
- Implication of terms
- Mistake, frustration, breach, causation and loss
- Operation and administration of Standard Form Contracts (SFCs)
- Comparison between SFCs
- Consideration of key terms in SFCs
- Role of the Contract Administrator
- Impact of the industry specific legislation on construction contracts
- Legal complexities and commercial risks
- Design liability
- Contribution and contributory negligence
- Fundamental principles of arbitration
- The UNCITRAL Model Law and Arbitration Rules
- The arbitration agreement
- Arbitrator’s jurisdiction and powers
- The arbitration process
- The powers of the court
- Challenges, appeals and enforcement