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International Construction Law

This course is open for applications.

About this course

Entry year:
Course code:
Architecture and the Built Environment
Two years part-time
Distance learning
Programme leader:
Jim Mason, LLB, Solicitor

Page last updated 9 October 2017


The construction industry is notorious for its high incidence of conflict and the resulting disputes are a drain on the industry's profitability and reputation. This top-up Masters course provides you with the skills necessary to identify and address legal issues related to construction projects as well as tackling disputes should they arise. It seeks to extend and develop your understanding of the law relating to the core aspects of international construction practice, dispute settlement, procurement and sustainability.

The MSc International Construction Law is a top-up course for those who have successfully completed the PG Dip International Construction Law and want to further develop specialist knowledge and obtain tangible evidence of expertise in the field of International Construction Law. It is also designed for those with similar postgraduate qualifications wanting to achieve an MSc in this field.

Find out more about the Postgraduate Diploma International Construction Law.

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The full Master's course comprises of 180 credits divided into three 60 credits stages: Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, and Masters. Students work incrementally through the three stages and must pass all modules at each stage in order to progress to the next.

See the Postgraduate Diploma International Construction Law for the course structure at Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma stages.

On completion of the PG Dip International Construction Law, if you wish to top-up your qualification to an MSc you will complete a 60 credit Masters dissertation.

Learning and Teaching

The Masters Dissertation will involve extensive independent research and be informed by discussion in the context of workshops to encourage the development of critical, analytical and reflective skills, undertaken during the PG Dip stages of the course.

For more details see our full glossary of learning and teaching terms.

Study time

Online learning has been proven to be highly beneficial to a large variety of people. You will have the flexibility to study at a convenient time for you, and be able to set your work schedule around other commitments.

This course is highly relevant in today's competitive marketplace, and will ensure that you are equipped with the professional skills and practical experience that businesses are looking for.


All assessments are conducted through either online submission or controlled assessment through online collaborative tools.

For more detail see our full glossary of assessment terms.


Professional accreditation

This course is fully accredited with the RICS to provide acceptance on the Assessment of Professional Practice and qualification as a Chartered Quantity surveyor. It is also accredited as meeting the requirements of the Chartered Institute of Civil Engineering Surveyors. This is an important quality assurance standard which the course has met and signifies the career opportunities available to successful graduates. Application has been made to the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) for full CPD requirements.

Study facilities

We have invested in online and offline computer-based resources to support modules, and especially those offered by distance learning. You will also have access to a vast number of journals and databases that are available to read online through UWE Bristol library. As the largest university in the UK for degrees related to the built environment, UWE Bristol's success stems from the importance we place upon student contact through seminars and formal lectures delivered by leading academics. To replicate that experience for distance learning students, we have created an archive of over 100 hours of lectures specifically for construction degree courses and accessible to you through our virtual learning platform.


Careers / Further study

The course is designed to meet the needs of lawyers and non-legal professionals and for all those with an interest in international construction law. Successful completion of the course will represent tangible evidence of achievement and specialism in this area of law practice.


Part time course

FeesAmount (£)
Home/EU - Part Time - Module Fee (60 Credit)3250
International - Part Time - Module Fee (60 Credit)3250
Offshore - Part Time - Module Fee (60 Credit)3250

Supplementary fee information

Further information about fees and funding.


Entry requirements

We normally require the PG Dip International Construction Law studied at UWE Bristol.

We can consider applicants who have a postgraduate qualification that is similar to the PG Dip International Construction Law, this may require additional study to ensure students meet the same learning outcomes

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