University of Wolverhampton

University of Wolverhampton

Construction Law and Dispute Resolution

This course provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the legal framework within which construction organisations and projects are managed, including the resolution of disputes that arise; students develop their capabilities to analyse the nature of the risks in construction, general strategies for allocating them and systems for managing their occurrence; students develop their professional skills to be able to interpret contracts and appreciate the controversies surrounding commonly used standards forms of construction contracts; this involves students gaining techniques for research and enquiry to create and interpret relevant aspects of construction law and contract administration; in addition, students acquire the skills to review and critically examine the implications of complex construction case law relating this to real world settings; overall, the course prespares students 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.

Entry requirements

A lower 2nd Class Honours degree in a construction or law related discipline, or equivalent, is required for direct entry onto the Master�s programme or a Postgraduate Certificate in construction or law related discipline, or equivalent subject with a minimum of grade C in all modules.

Course modules

Typical modules may include: construction law principles; dispute resolution practice and procedure; advanced construction law; dispute resolution principles; advanced project planning and control.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time - 2 years
MSc Full-time £ 11,960 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus Wolverhampton WV1 1SB West Midlands

Key information

Course Enquiry Unit
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0800 953 3222