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Construction Law & Dispute Resolution MSc

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Our academically-led and practice- informed Construction Law & 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.

At King’s, I was exposed to not only the highest calibre of teaching staff, ranging from highly respected practitioners to academics who have dedicated their study to construction matters, but also to fellow students, many of whom are respected practitioners

James, Construction Law & Dispute Resolution

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.

Base campus

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Strand Campus

Located on the north bank of the River Thames, the Strand Campus houses King's College London's arts and sciences faculties.

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

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Teaching methods - what to expect

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

Module B: 

19, 20, 21 January | 16, 17, 18 February | 16, 17, 18 March 2023

Module C:

26, 27, 28 January | 23, 24, 25 February | 23, 24, 25 March 2023

Module D: 

6, 7, 8 October | 3, 4, 5 November | 1, 2, 3 December 2022

Assessment

  • Course Work
  • Examinations

You will be assessed through a combination of coursework and examinations. In the 1st year 80 per cent of the course will be assessed through examination and 20 per cent will be assessed through coursework. The 2nd year 60 per cent of the course will be assessed through examination and 40 per cent will be assessed through coursework.

Structure

Required modules

Year 1 - Required Modules You are required to take the following modules:

Module AL Construction Technology (30 credits) or Module A Introduction to Law (30 credits)
Module B Construction Law 1 (30 credits)

Year 2 - Required Modules You are required to take the following modules:

Module C Construction Law 2 (30 credits)
Module D Arbitration & Dispute Resolution (30 credits)
Dissertation (60 credits)

Optional modules

There are no optional modules for this course.

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

Our students progress as lawyers and construction professionals, such as solicitors, barristers, quantity surveyors, building surveyors, engineers, architects and project managers.

Tuition Fees

UK:

Full time: £11,040 (2022/23)

Part time: £5,520 per year (2022/23)

International:

Full time: £25,950 (2022/23)

Part time: £12,975 per year (2022/23)

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

Deposit

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 deposit is £500.

The INTERNATIONAL deposit is £2,000.

  • If you receive an offer on or before 31 March, payment is due by 25 April 2022.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 April and 30 June, payment is due within one month of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 July and 31 July, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 August and 21 August, payment is due within one week of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer from 22 August onwards, payment is due within three days of receiving the offer.

If you are a current King’s student in receipt of the King's Living Bursary you are not required to pay a deposit to secure your place on the programme. Please note, this will not change the total fees payable for your chosen programme.

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

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies 
  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions 
  • Library fees and fines 
  • Personal photocopies and/or binding costs 
  • Transcription costs
  • Printing course handouts 
  • Society membership fees 
  • Stationery 
  • Travel costs for travel to and around London and between campuses 
  • Travel costs to and from mandatory study weekends
  • Award Writing examination fee – optional
  • Graduation costs

Funding

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.

Base campus

strand-quad
Strand Campus

Located on the north bank of the River Thames, the Strand Campus houses King's College London's arts and sciences faculties.

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

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Teaching methods - what to expect

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

Module B: 

19, 20, 21 January | 16, 17, 18 February | 16, 17, 18 March 2023

Module C:

26, 27, 28 January | 23, 24, 25 February | 23, 24, 25 March 2023

Module D: 

6, 7, 8 October | 3, 4, 5 November | 1, 2, 3 December 2022

Assessment

  • Course Work
  • Examinations

You will be assessed through a combination of coursework and examinations. In the 1st year 80 per cent of the course will be assessed through examination and 20 per cent will be assessed through coursework. The 2nd year 60 per cent of the course will be assessed through examination and 40 per cent will be assessed through coursework.

Structure

Required modules

Year 1 - Required Modules You are required to take the following modules:

Module AL Construction Technology (30 credits) or Module A Introduction to Law (30 credits)
Module B Construction Law 1 (30 credits)

Year 2 - Required Modules You are required to take the following modules:

Module C Construction Law 2 (30 credits)
Module D Arbitration & Dispute Resolution (30 credits)
Dissertation (60 credits)

Optional modules

There are no optional modules for this course.

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

Our students progress as lawyers and construction professionals, such as solicitors, barristers, quantity surveyors, building surveyors, engineers, architects and project managers.

Tuition Fees

UK:

Full time: £11,040 (2022/23)

Part time: £5,520 per year (2022/23)

International:

Full time: £25,950 (2022/23)

Part time: £12,975 per year (2022/23)

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

Deposit

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 deposit is £500.

The INTERNATIONAL deposit is £2,000.

  • If you receive an offer on or before 31 March, payment is due by 25 April 2022.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 April and 30 June, payment is due within one month of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 July and 31 July, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 August and 21 August, payment is due within one week of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer from 22 August onwards, payment is due within three days of receiving the offer.

If you are a current King’s student in receipt of the King's Living Bursary you are not required to pay a deposit to secure your place on the programme. Please note, this will not change the total fees payable for your chosen programme.

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

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies 
  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions 
  • Library fees and fines 
  • Personal photocopies and/or binding costs 
  • Transcription costs
  • Printing course handouts 
  • Society membership fees 
  • Stationery 
  • Travel costs for travel to and around London and between campuses 
  • Travel costs to and from mandatory study weekends
  • Award Writing examination fee – optional
  • Graduation costs

Funding

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