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Construction Law & Dispute Resolution  MSc/PGDip/PGCert

Construction Law & Dispute Resolution MSc/PGDip/PGCert

School of Engineering

Level

Post- graduate

Mode

Taught

Campus

Distance learning

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Course Enquiries
University of Central Lancashire
Preston, PR1 2HE, UK.

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400
Email: cenquiries@uclan.ac.uk

  • Duration:

    Part-time: Two to three years or full time 18 months.

  • Level:

    Postgraduate

  • Mode:

    Taught

  • Delivery:

    Distance without attendance, Full-time and Part-time

  • Campus:

    Distance learning

  • Start Date:

    September

  • Award Type:

    MSc/PGDip/PGCert

Why study this programme?

UCLan’s Construction Law distance learning programme is designed for non-UK based as well as for UK students who cannot attend classes. It addresses the international demand for engineers, architects and project managers, and other construction professionals such as quantity surveyors, to be skilled in preventing and resolving disputes in the construction industry. It combines electronic distance learning technology and materials including webinars to provide flexibility of learning to suit individual needs. The programme places emphasis on the application of the law in problem-solving and problem-avoidance situations within the context of a global construction industry. Widespread use is made of case study material and real-life scenarios, which will further develop your ability to formulate, propose and defend an argument.

 

Entry Requirements

We normally request at least a second class honours degree from however applicants with appropriate industry experience having lower qualifications or from related study themes deemed to be equivalent are considered subject to interview.

Applicants must provide evidence of English language competence as set out in the course regulations.

Programme at a Glance

Course content covered at the PGCert stage includes Legal Skills, Contractual Issues and European Competition and Procurement Law.

The PGDip includes Tortious Issues, Dispute Resolution and then the option Environmental Law.

Postgraduate Advice Event

The next UCLan Postgraduate Advice Event will be on Thursday 10th November 2016.
For details and registration for this event please visit our Eventbrite page.
Please contact Course Enquiries with any queries regarding postgraduate study and research.

Further Information

Please contact Dr. F. Baker for further information on FBaker1@uclan.ac.uk, or on 07769 994052

The course content considers the impact of current issues on contracts and the workplace, such as an increasingly technological and global industry and sustainable construction, which aims to minimise environmental impact and maximise both economic viability and the social benefits.

The MSc covers Research Methods and a Dissertation. There is also a residential each year covering first and second year modules, where you will receive specialist tuition preparation for your exams, and participate in practical work such as a moot and dispute resolution presentations in realistic scenario situations. Online seminars also supplement the online course material delivered by eLearn.

This programme is designed for construction and legal professionals with an interest in developing knowledge and application of construction law for practical use in the workplace. It uses electronic distance learning technology to provide flexibility of learning to suit individual needs. The programme places considerable emphasis on the application of the law in problem-solving and problem-avoidance situations within the context of the construction industry. Widespread use is made of case study material and project work which will further develop your ability to formulate, propose and defend an argument. 

How to Apply

You can apply for many of the postgraduate UCLan courses using our Online Application System.

For other postgraduate courses you can apply directly to UCLan by downloading a Postgraduate Application Form (.pdf 190KB) please also see our Postgraduate Application Guidance Notes (.pdf 158KB).

Course Specification and Handbook

For a concise summary of the main features of this course, see our course specification.
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.

For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:

Applications

Apply now or see further information about postgraduate study and research. International students should visit our international pages.

Contact Us

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400

Email: cenquiries@uclan.ac.uk

Fees 2017/18

Full-time: N/A
Part-time: £1025 per 20 credits for first 120 credits studied (UK/EU/International)

Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated and may be subject to increase annually in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate

The module fee includes the cost of accommodation at any residentials.

Further information:

For 2016/17 fees please refer to our fees page.

New UK Government Postgraduate Loans Scheme

The UK Government has confirmed that a new postgraduate loan scheme will be introduced for students commencing a Full Masters Postgraduate programmes from 2016/17 academic year.

View further information

Professional Accreditation

The course has RICS accreditation and therefore membership of the RICS is available via the APC route, following successful completion.

The University is accredited as a Recognised Course Provider under the CIArb Pathways Scheme. Candidates who have successfully completed the course may be exempted from CIArb Introduction and Modules 1 and 2, and are eligible for membership with the Chartered Institute.

 

 

Learning Environment and Assessment

Facilities available to students: Computer: Microcomputer laboratories, networked software, Internet access. Library: University central library and resources service, specialist information centre, state of the art legal electronic databases.

Assessment is by way of case study assignments, presentations, essays and exams.

Opportunities

At UCLan we work with a range of businesses and organisations, many of which provide work experience opportunities and project briefs to enable to you gain real work experience whilst you undertake your postgraduate programme. Your course tutor will advise on opportunities available within your course and UCLan’s Careers Service can provide help, advice and guidance on how to apply for them and how to make the most of these opportunities.

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