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MSc Construction Law and Dispute Resolution

MSc Construction Law and Dispute Resolution

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Arbitration Construction Construction Management (General) Building Law & Regulations

Course type


Course Summary

Why choose this course?

This course will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the legal framework within which construction organisations and projects are managed, including the resolution of disputes that arise. You will develop your capabilities to analyse the nature of the risks in construction, general strategies for allocating them and systems for managing their occurrence.

You will develop your professional skills to be able to interpret contracts and appreciate the controversies surrounding commonly used standards forms of construction contracts. This will involve you gaining techniques for research and enquiry to create and interpret relevant aspects of construction law and contract administration. In addition, you will acquire the skills to review and critically examine the implications of complex construction case law relating this to real world settings.

Overall, the course will prepare you to participate in dispute resolution processes as an advisor to or representative of the parties to the dispute or as an arbitrator, mediator , adjudicator or other related dispute practitioner.

Career Paths

The range of employment opportunities includes construction contract consultants, contract managers, contract administrators, arbitrators, expert witnesses, adjudicators, mediators, conciliators and claims consultants. These are increasingly required in a wide range of construction and property organisations including the following:

  • Architectural companies;
  • Civil engineering firms;
  • Construction contractors;
  • Environmental management specialists;
  • Independently or within the structure of corporations, institutions, or governmental agencies.
  • Contract and dispute resolution consultancies

Different course options

Full time | City Campus | 12 months | 21-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date



One of the key challenges for successful delivery of a construction project is administering it in accordance with the terms of the contract used for it. This requires expertise on the standard forms of contracts available, ability to synthesise principles from them and related documents for application to problems often encountered on projects. The principal aim of this module is to develop these attributes in relation to the most commonly used forms of contracts.

Tuition fees

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Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

A lower second honours degree in a construction or law related discipline, or equivalent, is required for direct entry onto the Master’s programme. A Postgraduate Certificate in construction or law related discipline, or equivalent subject with a minimum of grade C in all modules.

University information

The University of Wolverhampton prides itself on being a career-focused university, with extensive business links across a wide range of industries. It has a 98% employability rating for its postgraduate students and offers over 150 postgraduate qualifications. Located in the heart of England, Wolverhampton is within easy reach of the rest of the UK, less than 20 minutes to Birmingham with London, Manchester and Liverpool in easy reach on the...more

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