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Specifically aimed at those who already hold an LLB degree or equivalent qualification, this Construction Law and Dispute Resolution course at Leeds Beckett University will enhance your ability to manage and resolve disputes efficiently.

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In this Construction Law and Dispute Resolution course at Leeds Beckett University you will study areas including Principles of Construction Law, Approaches to Dispute Resolution (including arbitration, adjudication and mediation), and Construction Claims.

The structure and content of our teaching meets the examination requirements of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators on each of its pathways to membership - Arbitration, International Arbitration and Construction Adjudication - from Associate level through to Fellowship level.

We also offer an MSc version of this course, ideal if you come from a surveying or construction background.

  • LLM Construction Law & Dispute Resolution

Your LLB degree will provide you with exemption from Law of Obligations. You will study the five core modules listed, plus the Dissertation, and you will also select two option modules from the list.

  • MSc Construction Law & Dispute Resolution

You will study all the core modules listed, with the exception of the Dissertation, and two additional core modules - Law of Obligations and Professional Research. You will also choose two option modules from the list below.

Careers

You will acquire the academic training essential to develop your legal career in the area of construction law. Your course is specifically designed for the construction industry, but many of the dispute resolution skills you develop will be transferable across other industries.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Adjudication: Law & Practice
  • Construction Law Principles
  • Commercial Mediation
  • Law of Obligations
  • Adjudication Decision Writing
  • Law & Practice of Claims
  • Dissertation

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English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

  • Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Law or Construction, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. Alternatively, applicants with Corporate Membership of a Chartered Professional Body in a Construction related field are also eligible for the course. Professional Bodies concerned include (but are not necessarily restricted to): RICS, ICE, CIOB, RIBA, CIAT, BIFM, CIArb.
  •  All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional
  • All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements

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Tuition Fee

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Funding

There are ways you may be able to fund your course. Here are a few options:
  • Gain sponsorship from a Government body in your country
  • Apply for a Commonwealth or Chevening Scholarship 
  • A Leeds Beckett Scholarship to cover some of your course fees
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