- Start date: September
- Study mode and duration: LLM: 12 months full-time, 24 months part-time
PgDip: 9 months full-time, 18 months part-time
PgCert: 8 months part-time
Scholarship: Dean's International Excellence Award - Postgraduate Taught
Study with us
- construction professionals develop knowledge of the law required for practical application
- lawyers gain legal expertise relating to management of construction projects
- full-time and part-time study options
- law degree not a prerequisite for entry to the course
Why this course?
The course is designed for both lawyers and construction professionals. Lawyers will gain a greater understanding of the processes and management of construction projects, as well as in-depth legal expertise relating to such projects.
Construction professionals will learn about the legal framework to the construction industry and engage on the legal processes involved in major construction projects, from commissioning to completion.
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What you’ll study
The programme can be taken on a part-time basis over two years (three modules per year), or on a full-time basis over one year.
The Diploma programme requires you to complete:
- four core construction law modules
- a compulsory module in Research Methods
- one elective module from the suite of courses offered by the School of Law
The LLM programme requires the completion of a 15,000-word dissertation in addition to the above.
Participants without a formal legal qualification will study the module Legal Process and the Law of Contract and Other Obligations.
Those with a legal qualification will study the Context of Construction.
Both groups study:
- The Law of the Construction Industry
- The Law & Practice of Construction Management
- Research Methods
- Dispute Resolution
Part-time course structure
Students study three 20-credit classes in their first year, one in semester 1 and two in semester 2.
They study three classes in their second year, two in semester 1 and one in semester 2. Once the six classes are successfully completed, they can proceed to the dissertation.
Classes have previously taken place from 6pm–8pm, and all seminars are usually two hours long and run over ten weeks.
This is subject to change as the timetable is finalised.
Our library has a wide range of law reports, legislation, serials and monographs. It also has duplicate sets of key law report series, houses extensive collections in government publications and other related areas.
You’ll have access to a wide range of electronic information sources which can be accessed from home, including all the major legal databases.
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Learning & teaching
The course is designed to offer a blended learning experience, with some lectures being taught face-to-face and others via online seminars.
All core construction law modules are taught in the evenings (normally 6-8pm) or via an online seminar.
Many elective modules are also taught in the evening, though some are available during the day.
Assessment is based on your performance in coursework and/or written exam papers. For those seeking award of LLM, you'll need to complete a dissertation.
Law & Practice of Construction Management
Issues covered include:
- health & safety
- public procurement law
- letters of intent
- construction procurement methods & risk allocation
- private finance initiative
- environmental law
Context of Construction
This class is compulsory for Law graduates undertaking the LLM or PgDip in Construction Law.
It will familiarise you with the structure, processes, procedures, and all the many professionals that are involved in the Construction Industry, like project managers, architects, designers, planners, civil engineers, building services and quantity surveyors.
Legal Process & The Law of Contract and Other Obligations
This class is compulsory for PgDip and LLM students in Construction Law who do not have a law degree.
It offers a basic introduction to the laws of contract and delict. It will help to establish the foundation of a more advanced and detailed knowledge and understanding of Construction Law in other classes taken.
This class is delivered by online webcasts along with four seminars which will be attended in person.
Law of the Construction Industry
Construction Dispute Resolution
Issues covered include:
- sources & principles of Arbitration Law - international and domestic
- Adjudication - an in-depth examination of case law and practice flowing from the 1996 Construction Act
- alternative dispute resolution techniques
- expert witness
- enforcement & diligence
The course content outlined for LLM Construction Law is by far the latest and up to date, this I could confirm confidently, because of being a construction industry professional.
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First- or upper second-class Honours degree, or overseas equivalent, in a related discipline. Where an applicant has a lower second-class Honours degree in a relevant discipline, admission may be possible with suitable professional qualifications and/or considerable appropriate experience.
Please note: a Law degree is not a prerequisite for entry to this course.
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Pre-Masters preparation course
The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course held at the University of Strathclyde International Study Centre, for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the academic entry requirements for a Masters degree at University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options.
Upon successful completion, you'll be able to progress to this degree course at the University of Strathclyde.
The unique skill I've gained is the ability to grasp and critically analyse information that I have never come across before. Such skill will reflect positively on my career as a future construction solicitor.
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Dean's International Excellence Awards: Humanities and Social Science
To recognise academic achievement, the Dean's International Excellence Award - Postgraduate Taught offers all qualified international postgraduate students pursuing a Masters a merit based scholarship of £4,000 towards the first year of tuition fees of a full-time Masters, EdD Education or 1 year MRes programme in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.Apply for the International Excellence Award
Fees & funding
All fees quoted are for full-time courses and per academic year unless stated otherwise.
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How can I fund my course?
Scottish postgraduate students
Scottish postgraduate students may be able to apply for support from the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS). The support is in the form of a tuition fee loan and for eligible students, a living cost loan. Find out more about the support and how to apply.
Students coming from England
Students ordinarily resident in England may be to apply for postgraduate support from Student Finance England. The support is a loan of up to £10,280 which can be used for both tuition fees and living costs. Find out more about the support and how to apply.
Students coming from Wales
Students ordinarily resident in Wales may be to apply for postgraduate support from Student Finance Wales. The support is a loan of up to £10,280 which can be used for both tuition fees and living costs. Find out more about the support and how to apply.
Students coming from Northern Ireland
Postgraduate students who are ordinarily resident in Northern Ireland may be able to apply for support from Student Finance Northern Ireland. The support is a tuition fee loan of up to £5,500. Find out more about the support and how to apply.
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Our Alumni Scholarship is open to all Strathclyde undergraduate alumni that undertake a full-time postgraduate taught course in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Alumni can receive a scholarship of 15% or 20% off full-time postgraduate programme fees.Find out more about our alumni discount
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- ability for non-lawyer graduates to apply for membership to the Association of Commercial Attorneys. This membership allows you to conduct certain matters before the Scottish courts.
The LLM/PgDip in Construction Law enables lawyers and construction industry professionals to develop expertise in an increasingly complex area of specialist contract work.
Construction Law is constantly developing through case law and legislation to meet the challenges thrown up by the development of the industry worldwide.
Successful completion of the course provides you with additional benefits:
- enhanced career advancement
- improved service to clients
- potential satisfaction of your professional CPD obligations
- a further academic qualification as tangible evidence of your expertise
- networking opportunities with professionals from all sectors of the industry
Start date: Sep 2021
Start date: Sep 2021
Start date: Sep 2021
Start date: Sep 2021
Start date: Sep 2021
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