Construction Law and Practice
School - School of the Built Environment
Subject area - Built Environment
Start Dates(s): September
LLM- two years distance learning
PgDip- one year and four months distance learning
PgCert- eight months distance learning
Distance Learning - £1,300 per 30 credit module
- RICS accredited
- Combine study and your career with our innovative distance learning course
- 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, together 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.
The full masters award is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), allowing exemption from their academic entry requirements, as well as ensuring that you are educated to the highest industry standards.
There is also an MSc route available for this course.
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 by distance learning. Admission onto the course is in September.
Distance learning study:
A 30 credit taught module is studied in each semester for the first sixteen months. Assessment of these modules is driven by real-world problems aligned to your workplace and job role. Teaching is based around a virtual learning environment supported by interactive online sessions. In the final two semesters you undertake a dissertation worth 60 credits which is also delivered online and incorporates extensive tutor engagement and support.
-Source, rationale and nature of key terms (Scope, cost, quality, time, variation)
-Implication of terms
-Mistake, frustration, breach, causation and loss
-Comparison between SFCs
-Consideration of key terms in SFCs
-Role of the Contract Administrator
-Impact of the industry specific legislation on construction contract
-Contribution and contributory negligence
-Management of dispute resolution procedures
-Statutory adjudication in the UK
This module allows you to develop a research proposal with clear aims and objectives related to your study. The dissertation will typically adopt a black letter law approach, although other methodologies can be used if justifiable. You will undertake critical analysis of existing research and engage in various forms of recognised research in order to produce a sustained, sophisticated, and logical argument in the form of a written dissertation.