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MSc/PgDip Construction Law and Practice

University of Salford

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Salford

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Construction law and practice affects stakeholders working across the international construction sector. Gain the necessary legal knowledge and commercial awareness to perform your current role more effectively, or make the career move into this field, with our MSc Construction Law and Practice degree.

This postgraduate course is designed to help you examine the responsibilities of employers, contractors and construction professionals together with the problems raised by the complexities of construction, design liability and insurance. You will explore construction contracts and the law underpinning them, together with a wide range of standard form contracts to assess and manage risk.

During your studies, you will also study the complex issues arising from the multiparty nature of the construction process and the particular challenges of international construction, together with the uncertainties that can arise from the passage of time and latent defects.

The full MSc award is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), allowing exemption from their academic entry requirements, as well as ensuring that you are educated to the highest industry standards.

You will:

  • Learn how to examine construction practice from a legal perspective, to include detailed consideration of construction contracts, tortious and multi-party liability, insurance, dispute resolution, procurement, and the environment
  • Learn how to conduct and communicate legal analysis with confidence and accuracy in relation to any aspect of mainstream professional construction practice
  • Be able to assist individuals in taking effective roles in specialist construction law departments or firms

EMPLOYMENT

Construction law and practice affects professionals throughout the construction industry. On this course, you will gain the legal knowledge needed to perform your current role more effectively, or you can use your new skills to move into a new role relating to construction law.

CAREER LINKS

The University enjoys excellent links with the local, national and international construction industry. This course meets the needs of the industry by providing formal postgraduate level education for built environment professionals in the vital and complex area of construction law. Guest lecturers from industry with expertise in relevant areas are invited to give lectures throughout the duration of the course.

Students can also exit with PGDip award.

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University information

University of Salford

  • University League Table

    92nd

  • Campus address

    University of Salford, The Crescent, Salford, Manchester, M5 4WT, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    18th out of 36

    76th out of 103 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 157
    122 74%

    13th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    84 84%

    22nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.76 75%

    28th

    1
  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    117 53%

    59th

    24
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66 66%

    87th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%

    52nd

    11

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