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Construction Law & Dispute Resolution MSc

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Our academically-led and practice-informed Construction Law and Dispute Resolution course will provide you with a unique perspective on this fast-moving area of law. You will be taught over a series of three-day sessions, which is ideal if you have limited time for study.


Key benefits

  • Largest and longest-established MSc in this field.

  • Extensive input from leading professionals.

  • Wide range of student backgrounds.

  • Located in the heart of legal London.

Key information

Application status Open

Duration 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.

Study mode Full-time, Part-time

Credit value UK 200/ECTS 100

Programme accreditations 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 and the General Council of the Bar.

Course intake 60-70 total

Course leaders Professor David Mosey

Further details

Course contact for further information Admissions Office tel: +44 (0)20 7848 7000  fax: +44 (0)20 7848 7200

Course contact form Postgraduate admissions

Awarding institution King's College London

Faculty The Dickson Poon School of Law

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Description

Our Construction Law and Dispute Resolution course provides a unique cross-professional perspective on this area of the law. Our programme includes a foundation course in law for non-lawyers and a foundation course in construction technology for lawyer students.

This flexible course is taught to lawyers and experienced non-lawyer construction professionals over a series of intensive three-day sessions (from Thursday to Saturday) and is particularly well-suited for students based outside of London. It is also available for overseas students on both a full-time and part-time basis. 

You will have electronic access to the teaching and reference materials as well as physical access to the many specialist books and journals, which are held in the Maughan Library.

 

 

 

Course format and assessment

The organisation of the MSc is based on four taught modules with nine full days of teaching for each module. These will be divided into three-day blocks, usually Thursday/Friday/Saturday, but the second year will start with a Sunday/Monday/Tuesday three-day residential programme in Oxford. Students are expected to engage in 10-15 hours of self study per week.

Assessment

You will be assessed through a combination of coursework and examinations. 80 per cent of the course will be assessed through examination and 20 per cent will be assessed through coursework.

Structure

Year 1

Required Modules
  • Construction Technology for Lawyers (40 credits)

  • Introduction to Law (40 credits)

  • Construction Law 1 (40 credits)

  • Construction Law 2 (40 credits)

  • Arbitration & Dispute Resolution (40 credits)

  • Dissertation (40 credits)

Optional Modules

Entry requirements & how to apply

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.

General entry advice

Minimum academic requirements:

2:1 undergraduate honours degree  (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject (e.g. law, engineering, surveying), or other professional or academic qualifications acceptable to the College.

Additional requirements:

Construction professionals and non-practising lawyers also require at least two years' relevant work experience.
Practising lawyers, require at least a completed pupillage, or one year of a training contract.

Application procedure

Applications must be made online using King’s online application portal apply.kcl.ac.uk and a non-refundable application fee of £50 applies.

Personal statement and supporting information

For information on how to apply to King's, the application process, personal statements or any other FAQ's, please visit the FAQ page.

Application closing date

We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible.  Our first application deadline was the 31st March 2017.  Applications will remain open if places are available and programmes will be closed as soon as they are full.  For programmes with spaces remaining, no further applications will be accepted from non-EU (Overseas) nationals after 30th July 2017 or from UK/ EU nationals after 3rd September 2017.

Help and support

If you don't have a suitable qualification for direct entry to a UK university, or if English isn't your first language, our academic preparation courses can help you get ready for study in the UK.

Preparation courses

Fees and funding

  • Full time UK fees: £9,450 p.a. (2017/18)*
  • Full time overseas fees: £18,420 p.a. (2017/18)*
  • Part time UK fees: £4,725 p.a. (2017/18)*
  • Part time overseas fees: £9,210 p.a. (2017/18)*

Please note: Current regulations allow some students to pay UK tuition fees on the basis of their EU citizenship or residency. Until these eligibility criteria are changed, the EU tuition fee will remain the same as the UK tuition fee.

*These tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

Deposit

When you receive an offer for this course you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure your place. The deposit will be credited towards your total fee payment.

The UK/EU deposit is £500.

The INTERNATIONAL deposit is £2,000. 

  • If you receive an offer on or before 31st March 2017, payment is due by 30th April 2017.
  • If you receive an offer between 1st April 2017 and 30th June 2017, payment is due within one month of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1st July 2017 and 31st July 2017, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer on or after 1st August 2017, payment is due within one week of receiving the offer.

If you are a current King’s student in receipt of the King's Living Bursary you are not required to pay a deposit to secure your place on the programme. Please note, this will not change the total fees payable for your chosen programme.

Additional costs/expenses

In addition to your tuition fees, you can also expect to pay for: 

  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies 
  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions 
  • Library fees and fines 
  • Personal photocopies and/or binding costs 
  • Transcription costs
  • Printing course handouts 
  • Society membership fees 
  • Stationery 
  • Travel costs for travel to and around London and between campuses 
  • Travel costs to and from mandatory study weekend (currently held in Oxford)
  • Award Writing examination fee – optional
  • Graduation costs

Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.

Financial help and support

Visit the fees and funding webpages to find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans and other financial help available at King's.

Career prospects

Further information coming soon.

Career destinations

Our students progress as lawyers and construction professionals, such as solicitors, barristers, quantity surveyors, building surveyors, engineers, architects and project managers.

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