Construction Law and Dispute Resolution is taught intensively over a series of three-day sessions, particularly suited if you have limited time for study; supported by a unique collection of reference materials held in the Maughan Library and online; academically-led and practice-informed, provides a unique perspective on this area of the law.
- Largest and longest-established MSc in this field.
- Extensive input from leading professionals.
- Wide range of student backgrounds - lawyers and construction professionals.
- Located in the heart of legal London.
Our students progress as lawyers and construction professionals: as solicitors, barristers, quantity surveyors, building surveyors, engineers, architects and project managers.
The MSc, together with an award-writing examination, is currently recognised for the Fellowship qualification of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. It is also recognised for CPD by the Law Society, the ICE, the RICS and the General Council of the Bar.
King's College London
Credit value (UK/ECTS equivalent)
UK 200/ECTS 100
Two years PT, September to September or, overseas non-lawyer students only one and a half years FT, September to April or, for overseas lawyer students only, one year FT, September to September.
Year of entry 2013
The Dickson Poon School of Law
30 May 2013 (Full Time students), 30 June 2013 (Part Time students).
10 FT; 50 PT.
PT Home: £4100 (2013)
PT Overseas: £5400 (2013)
FT Home: £7900 (2013)
FT Overseas: £10800 (2013)
Postgraduate Officer, Centre for Arts & Sciences Admissions (CASA)
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To enable qualified lawyers and construction industry professionals to obtain a holistic view of the law and practice of construction and dispute resolution.
Taught to lawyer and experienced non-lawyer construction professional students over a series of intensive three-day sessions, Thursday to Saturday, facilitating PT study by students based far from London, also available as FT for overseas students; 6 sessions per year PT, 12 sessions per year FT. Academically-led and practice-informed, the course provides a unique cross-professional perspective on this area of the law, with electronic access to teaching and reference materials plus physical access to many specialist books and journals held in the Maughan Library. Includes a foundation course in law for non-lawyers and a foundation course in construction technology for lawyer students.
EXTRA PROGRAMME INFORMATION
Click on the 'Further information' tab to download a copy of the MSc prospectus before making your application. Your application must be made online, using King's online application portal. An interview may be required.
Core programme content
The course comprises four taught modules together with a dissertation approved by the Centre. Lawyer and non-lawyer students are taught separately for the foundation modules, but then study together for the remainder of the course. All modules include formative written coursework.
The taught modules are:
- either Module A, foundation module for non-lawyers and lawyers from other jurisdictions: Introduction to Law (Contract, Tort and English Legal System)
- or Module AL, foundation module for lawyers: Construction Technology for Lawyers
- Module B Construction Law I
- Module C Construction Law II
- Module D Arbitration & Dispute Resolution
FORMAT AND ASSESSMENT
The foundation modules are assessed by written examination only. Modules B, C and D are assessed 80% by written examination, 20% by assessed coursework. All examinations are three hours long and held only once each year.
The dissertation is 12,000 to 15,000 words on a topic approved by the Centre. Each module and the dissertation counts for 40 credits.
ACADEMIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
General entry advice
The Centre's and College's combined entrance requirements for the MSc degree are: good honours degree in a relevant subject (eg law, engineering, surveying), or other professional or academic qualifications acceptable to the College and for construction professionals and non-practising lawyers, at least two years' relevant work experience; for practising lawyers, at least completed pupillage, or one year of training contract.
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Applications must be made online using King's online application portal.
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