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.
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.
Our students progress as lawyers and construction professionals: as solicitors, barristers, quantity surveyors, building surveyors, engineers, architects and project managers.
Year of entry 2013