Construction Law and Dispute Resolution
- Institute Code W75
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- Start Date(s) 21 September 2020
- Award MSc
- Study Mode Full-time, Part-time
- Course Length Full-time (12 months), Part-time (2 years)
- Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus
- School School of Architecture and Built Environment
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Everything you need to know about this course!
As with many other similar courses offered by other institutions, it is currently accredited by the RICS, and the intention is to confirm accreditation with RICS once internal validation is complete. However, several features distinguish this course from the others.
The teaching faculty comprises distinguished construction, engineering and law academics, practising construction lawyers and eminent dispute resolution practitioners offering professional services as arbitrators, mediators, adjudicators, claims consultants and expert witnesses across the globe.
Very active engagement of the faculty in research assessed to be of world class standing has enabled curriculum innovation to cover non-traditional subjects such as the theory and practice of negotiation, the FIDIC family of contracts, conflict of laws and international arbitration. Curriculum flexibility allows students from diverse backgrounds to construct programme of study to enhance a wide range of future practice aspirations
The learning resources (textbooks, journals, multimedia systems, and online resources), which are as extensive as anywhere else, are always being added to with financial support from professional institutions such as the Society of Construction Law.
We are currently developing the Springfield Campus which will be Europe’s largest construction centre of excellence. Join us as the exciting development takes shape and from 2019/20 students in the School of Architecture and the Built environment will be taught from the new campus.
Find out more about Springfield Campus.
By the end of the course, you will be able to:
apply the principles of contract and tort to work out solutions to complex legal problems commonly encountered in the construction industry
|Home/EU||Full-time||£6250 per year||2019-20|
|Home/EU||Full-time||£6400 per year||2020-21|
|Home/EU||Part-time||£3125 per year||2019-20|
|Home/EU||Part-time||£3200 per year||2020-21|
|International||Full-time||£13000 per year||2019-20|
|International||Full-time||£13350 per year||2020-21|
These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2019/20. Fees are for the academic year only, any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.
- 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.
Your qualifications need to be deemed equivalent to the above entry requirements.
- English Language requirements are normally IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each area (unless otherwise stated) or equivalent accepted qualification https://www.wlv.ac.uk/international/international-academy/courses-at-the-international-academy/language-entry-requirements/
- Please use the following link https://www.wlv.ac.uk/international/international-academy/courses-at-the-international-academy/ to see the range of English Language Pre-Sessional courses and related Pre-Masters courses offered by the University of Wolverhampton International Academy.
- For further information relating to overseas qualification please use the following link https://www.wlv.ac.uk/international/our-locations/your-country/
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
Accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) for the purpose of graduate membership.
Charitable Funding: You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites www.acf.org.uk, www.dsc.org.uk/fundingwebsites or www.family-action.org.uk. Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.
University Postgraduate Loyalty Discount: The University also offers a postgraduate loyalty discount (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/postgraduate-study/postgraduate-loyalty-discount/): If you have completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Wolverhampton, you may be eligible for a 20% discount on the first year of a taught postgraduate programme.
Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.
If you are paying for the fees yourself then the fees can be paid in 3 instalments: November, January and April. More information can be found at www.wlv.ac.uk/howtopay