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Centre of Construction Law

PhD Research Degrees

The Centre of Construction Law & Dispute Resolution furthers research into all areas of Construction Law and Dispute Resolution in a domestic, comparative and transnational contexts.  The Centre welcomes and supports research activities in the following formats:

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

Comprehensive information on the research degree programme can be found in the King's online prospectus.

For prospective visiting PhD students a separate application process applies.



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. 

Application Form

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Current PhD students

The Centre is currently delighted to be supervising the PhD studies of Matthew Bell.  Matthew is a highly respected Australian construction lawyer and academic who currently leads the Masters in Construction Law at the University of Melbourne.  Matthew also acted as editor (including founding Managing Editor) of Construction Law International and is Chair of the Academic Sub-Committee of the Society of Construction Law Australia.


Matthew began his PhD with the Centre at King's in 2015.  His thesis is focused on 'Examining the concept of Construction Law as a Private Legal System', building on the work of existing theorists in the field of emerging legal systems.







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