The MSc in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution is designed for practicing lawyers, engineers, architects, surveyors and those in other construction relevant disciplines. Its purpose is to enable students to develop expertise in a range of areas related to construction law and dispute resolution, and includes foundation modules in law for non-lawyers and construction for lawyers.
This MSc programme supports the career development of GCC nationals within both private and public sector organisations that are engaged in infrastructure and building projects. It ensures that students are familiar with the basic construction technology, legal knowledge and techniques necessary to understand current theory and practice in construction law and dispute resolution.
STRUCTURE OF THE PROGRAMME
The programme is delivered in two tracks, i.e. dissertation and project-based tracks. The former consists of five modules (a total of 140 credits) and a dissertation (40 credits) and the latter consists of six taught modules (a total of 160 credits) and a research project (20 credits)
MSc students can exit the programme with Postgraduate Diploma by doing four modules (120 credits) which are Introduction to Law/Construction, Construction Law 1, Arbitration and Dispute Resolution.
The programme is usually taught via intensive weekend classes, to encourage those in professional work to take part and to permit enrolment of students from neighbouring Gulf countries. Most classes of the programme will be held on Saturdays.