King's College London

Course Introduction

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. Designed to enable practising lawyers, engineers, architects, surveyors and other construction professionals to gain expertise in a range of studies focusing on construction law and dispute resolution.

Description

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.

Assessment

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.

Programme accreditations

The MSc, together with an award-writing examination, is currently recognised for the Fellowship qualification of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. It is also recognised for CPD by the Law Society and the General Council of the Bar.

Start Date:

Course duration for overseas non-lawyer students: one and a half years FT, September to April.. For overseas lawyer students only, one year FT, September to September..

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Full Time
MSc £9,990 Home Fees
2 years
Full Time
MSc £9,990 European Fees
2 years
Full Time
MSc £21,300 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £4,995 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £4,995 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £10,650 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: 2:1 undergraduate honours degree in a relevant subject (e.g. law, engineering, surveying), or other equivalent professional or academic qualifications. In order to meet the academic entry requirements for this programme you should have a minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree with a final mark of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme. If you are still studying you should be achieving an average of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme.
  • International entry requirements: Students can demonstrate their English Language Proficiency with any of the following tests and grades: IELTS (Academic): 7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in each skill; TOEFL iBT: 100 overall with a minimum of 25 in writing and 23 in each of the other skills; Cambridge Advanced Certificate (CAE): 185 overall, minimum 176 in all skills; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 185 overall, minimum 176 in all skills; Pearson Test of English (Academic): 69 overall with a minimum of 62 in each skill. The tests listed above are valid if they have been taken within the past two years.
  • IELTS score: 7
  • TOEFL score: 100