Postgraduate Certificate On Campus

Construction Law and Dispute Resolution

University of Wolverhampton

6 months
4650 GBP/full
2183 GBP/full
Tuition fee
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This Construction Law and Dispute Resolution course at University of Wolverhampton will provide you with an understanding of the legal framework within which construction organisations and projects are managed, including the resolution of disputes that arise. 


During this Construction Law and Dispute Resolution course at University of Wolverhampton you will develop your capabilities to analyse the nature of the risks in construction, general strategies for allocating them and systems for managing their occurrence.

Depending on your choice of modules, you will develop your professional skills to be able to interpret contracts and appreciate the controversies surrounding commonly used standards forms of construction contracts. This will involve you gaining techniques for research and enquiry to create and interpret relevant aspects of construction law and contract administration. In addition, you will acquire the skills to review and critically examine the implications of complex construction case law relating this to real world settings.

Overall, the course will introduce you to aspects of practical 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.

Career opportunities

The range of employment opportunities includes construction contract consultants, contract managers, contract administrators, arbitrators, expert witnesses, adjudicators, mediators, conciliators and claims consultants. 

These are increasingly required in a wide range of construction and property organisations including the following:

  • Architectural companies;
  • Civil engineering firms;
  • Construction contractors;
  • Environmental management specialists;
  • Independently or within the structure of corporations, institutions, or governmental agencies.
  • Contract and dispute resolution consultancies

Programme Structure

Course include:

  • Dispute Resolution Principles
  • Dispute Resolution Practice and Procedure
  • Special Issues in Construction Law
  • International Construction Law
  • Forms of Contract
  • Legal Obligations

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 6 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Direct applications can be made any time prior to the course start date but we will need sufficient time to process it.


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • For entry onto the Postgraduate Certificate programme (Completion of which, with a minimum of grade C in all modules, will allow a student to progress to the Master’s programme)
  • A pass at degree level. Students are selected using application form and references in the first instance and maybe invited for interview.
  • Students applying for individual modules will be required to demonstrate the ability to absorb technical concepts and detail, possibly by way of their previous industrial or commercial experience.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    4650 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4650 GBP for the full programme during 6 months.
  • National

    2183 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2183 GBP for the full programme during 6 months.

Part time 

  • Home: £2183 per year

Living costs for Wolverhampton

550 - 900 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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