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Join the International Construction Practice and Law course from the University of Stuttgart to gain a Master of Business engineering while in full-time employment.

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Why this International Construction Practice and Law course from the University of Stuttgart ?

  • The only International Construction Law Masters programme offered in mainland Europe
  • A truly international construction Law course with an in-depth focus on both Common construction law AND Civil (English) construction law
  • Numerous top-ranking lecturers from both academic and professional backgrounds
  • Emphasis on international forms of construction contract (particularly FIDIC) and how they operate under the Civil and Common law
  • Theory meets practice - in-depth analysis of differing legal systems and contracts, pricing and claim practice, delay and disruption and international construction arbitration
  • Choose to complete the course by online distance learning or part-time, in-person at the university - either way you will be able to continue working while studying

Why Construction Law?

Day-to-day construction issues are changing and require greater legal understanding. It has become imperative for professionals such as lawyers, architects, and engineers in the industry to obtain specialised legal education to deal with increasing legal issues. For example, even before the project development and contract award phase, legal implications need to be considered together with economic and technical aspects. Understanding the complex legal framework is indispensable when negotiating contracts with participants in a construction project.

Thus contractors, engineers and suppliers who were traditionally not involved in legal matters are now expected to deal with contracts drafting, negotiation and implementation.

Hence there is a need for a specialised programme on international construction law bringing practice and theory together in the international construction industry.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • International standard forms – overview and comparison 
  • Legal systems and contract law
  • Liability in construction contracts
  • Procurement and tendering in construction
  • Defects and damages
  • Performance and completion and variations
  • Private international law
  • Project development
  • Standard forms of contract – FIDIC

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Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

As part of your application you will need to provide the following documentation: 

  • Copy of your degree certificate
  • Copy of your high school diploma or equivalent
  • CV
  • Proof of employment for minimum two years (a signed letter from your employer with dates of employment for example)
  • Copy of any additional certificates and/or transcripts
  • Proof of English language*
  • Electronic passport style photo

Living costs for Stuttgart

900 - 1521 EUR /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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