Part Time: 2/3 years
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.
We normally request at least a second class honours degree 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.
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. 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.
During your studies at the UCLan Preston campus you’ll benefit from our new £35 million Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC).
Located within one of the most intense engineering and manufacturing areas in the UK, the EIC provides an integrated space for teaching and research with direct links to industry enabling you to work on live, real-world projects with commercial partners in state-of-the-art facilities. Find out more.
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Part-time: £888 per 20 credits (DL) (All Domiciles)
For 2019/20 fees please refer to our fees page.
If you're thinking of studying a master's or doctoral degree you could be eligible for a loan from the Government to help you study.
For additional help with financing your studies, UCLan offers a range of Postgraduate scholarships, studentships, bursaries and the Alumni loyalty discount.
The course is accredited by the CIArb for:
Domestic Arbitration / Construction Adjudication
International / Domestic Arbitration / Construction Adjudication
The course has been accredited by the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors. Student membership is free.
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.
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.