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Construction Law & Dispute Resolution MSc



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.

Key benefits

  • 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.

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 is 02 September for 2016 entry. Note that funding deadlines may be earlier. Applications will be considered subject to availability of places, so we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. International applications must be received by 29 July to allow sufficient time for visa processing.


Course detail


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.




Course purpose

To enable qualified lawyers and construction industry professionals to obtain a holistic view of the law and practice of construction and dispute resolution.

Further literature

CCLDR MSc prospectus.

Course format and assessment

Four taught modules assessed by written examinations; all modules include assessed coursework; assessment of a written dissertation.

Extra 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.


  • Four taught modules assessed by written examinations and assessed coursework; the fifth module is a written dissertation.

    Required Modules

    here are five modules:

    • Module A Introduction to Law
    • Module AL Construction Technology for Lawyers
    • Module B Construction Law I
    • Module C Construction Law II
    • Module D Arbitration & Dispute Resolution

    A dissertation on a topic approved by our Centre.


Career prospects

Our students progress as lawyers and construction professionals: 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

£9,000 p.a. (2016/17)*

Full time tuition fees - Overseas

£17,550 p.a. (2016/17)*

Part time tuition fees - Home/EU

£4,500 p.a. (2016/17)*

Part time tuition Fees - Overseas

£8,775 p.a. (2016/17)*

*This tuition fee is subject to annual increases.

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 deposit is £1,000 – Home/EU and £2,000 – Overseas (2016/17)

If you receive an offer on or before 31st March 2016, payment is due by 30th April 2016.

If you receive an offer between 1st April 2016 and 30th June 2016, payment is due within one month of receipt of the offer.

If you receive an offer between 1st July 2016 and 31st July 2016, payment is due within two weeks of receipt of the offer.

If you receive an offer on or after 1st August 2016, payment is due within one week of receipt of the offer.

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


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