The organisation of the MSc is based on four taught modules with nine full days of teaching for each module, plus a dissertation. The teaching days will be divided into three-day blocks, usually Thursday/Friday/Saturday.
Most students are part-time and take the course over two years, taking two taught modules in year one, and two taught modules and a dissertation in year two. However some full-time students now enter the programme each year, usually taking all modules over 12 months (for lawyers with a high level of competence in English), or over 20 months (for non-lawyers). If you start the MSc planning to complete within 12 months, this will normally be subject to review at the start of the second term.
Students taking the one year option will take the entire course over 12 months from September enrolment.
Students taking the 20 month option will take the entire course in year one, however completion and assessment of Module C (Construction Law II) and Module D (Arbitration & Dispute Resolution) will take place in September to March of year two.
The 2022 course information booklet contains further description of the structure of the programme. Download here >>
Teaching dates 2022-2023:
Modules A and AL:
29, 30 September and 1 October | 27, 28, 29 October | 24, 25, 26 November 2022
19, 20, 21 January | 16, 17, 18 February | 16, 17, 18 March 2023
26, 27, 28 January | 23, 24, 25 February | 23, 24, 25 March 2023
6, 7, 8 October | 3, 4, 5 November | 1, 2, 3 December 2022