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About us

The Centre of Construction Law was founded in 1987 by Professor John Uff QC CBE, who was its first Director (1987-1999) and founding Nash Professor of Engineering Law (1993-2002).  The current Director is Professor Renato Nazzini.

The main activities are:

  • The MSc programme, taught since 1988 at the Strand Campus
  • Conferences and public lectures on aspects of Construction Law
  • Research and publications on aspects of Construction Law.

MSc Programme

The key feature of the Centre is its interdisciplinarity: our staff and students are drawn from all sides of the construction industry and its professions, including lawyers (barristers and solicitors), engineers, surveyors and other related professionals, as well as those with dual qualifications in a range of fields.

The Centre has an international approach, encouraging dialogue between students and staff from all regions of the world on construction issues. We run intensive weekend modules to support participation by out of town students and those who are unable to study during the week.

Find out more about on our MSc programme, or download the Centre's prospectus here

PhD research degrees

All those wishing to do a research degree under the supervision of the Centre's academic staff are encouraged to apply. Discover more about the School's research degree programme.

If you are interested in visiting the Centre of Construction Law & Dispute Resolution as a visiting researcher, please forward to a copy of your CV and an outline of your research proposals to

Funding for PhD - Nash Scholarship

The Nash scholarship is a discretionary grant which the Centre can award to its PhD students. In order to be considered for the Nash scholarship, you will need to be accepted as a PhD student by the Centre (following an application via Admissions) and you will also need to complete the scholarship application form and send it to the Centre. Please review the guideline document before submitting your application.