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Construction Law & Dispute Resolution MSc



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

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

Course contact form Postgraduate admissions enquiry form

Awarding institution King's College London

Faculty The Dickson Poon School of Law



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.

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

The deadline for applications for September 2017 entry is 31st March 2017. After this date, programmes will remain open if places are available, and programmes will be closed as soon as they are full, so we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. 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.


Course detail


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.


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.


  • 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)


Career prospects

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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Fees and funding

Full time tuition fees - Home/EU

£9,450 p.a. (2017/18)*

Full time tuition fees - Overseas

£18,420 p.a. (2017/18)*

Part time tuition fees - Home/EU

£4,725 p.a. (2017/18)*

Part time tuition Fees - Overseas

£9,210 p.a. (2017/18)*

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

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. 


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.

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


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