MSc International Construction Law The construction industry is notorious for its high incidence of conflict and the resulting disputes are a drain on the industry’s profitability and reputation. This top-up Masters course provides you with the skills necessary to identify and address legal issues related to construction projects as well as tackling disputes should they arise. It seeks to extend and develop your understanding of the law relating to the core aspects of international construction practice, dispute settlement, procurement and sustainability. The MSc International Construction Law is a top-up course for those who have successfully completed the PG Dip International Construction Law and want to further develop specialist knowledge and obtain tangible evidence of expertise in the field of International Construction Law. It is also designed for those with similar postgraduate qualifications wanting to achieve an MSc in this field.


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MSc International Construction Law

Course Level:






How long it takes:

One to Two Years

Study Mode:

Distance learning/ Campus

Course cost

Price: US$15000.00

Entry requirements

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Content   The full Master’s course comprises of 180 credits divided into three 60 credits stages: Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, and Masters. Students work incrementally through the three stages and must pass all modules at each stage in order to progress to the next. Compulsory modules include:

  • Introduction to Law and Construction Technology (15 Credits) –A solid background introduction to the legal landscape construction law operates in combined with initial studies in construction technology that give you a firm basic grasp of how projects are built.


  • Construction Contract Law (15 Credits)– Here we explore the historical background, international context and general principles that apply to construction law. We cover the roles and responsibilities of all parties involved, along with the procurement and contract decisions clients must make.


  • Sustainability in the Built Environment (15 Credits)– Delivered by a multi-disciplinary team to provide the foundation for understanding how sustainable development can be achieved in both new and existing developments from individual buildings to large-scale infrastructures and neighbourhoods.


  • Real Estate Law(15 Credits) – This module focuses on the importance of real estate law in the construction industries. The syllabus covers sources of real estate law and property law in various contexts.
  • International Dispute Resolution (15 Credits) – An introduction to international commercial disputes, covering international mediation, the promotion of alternative dispute resolution approaches, and the challenges that come with enforcing mediation outcomes.
  • Construction Procurement (15 Credits) – This module introduces you to procurement and its contexts, and covers the latest government initiatives. We consider procurement in specific and general ways, and look at whole-life uses for buildings.
  • Consolidating Theory and Practice (15 Credits) – You develop and submit an electronic portfolio, in which you detail and reflect on what you’ve learned and achieved through the seven core modules.
  • Approaches to Construction Law (15 Credits) – A study of a typical construction project’s wider contractual network, including bonds and insurances in the United Kingdom and international standard forms of contract. We also consider issues such as insurances and liabilities to third parties.
  • Masters Dissertation (60 Credits).

The University continually enhances our offer by responding to feedback from our students and other stakeholders, ensuring the curriculum is kept up to date and our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for the real world. This may result in changes to the course. If changes to your course are approved, we will inform you.  

Typical offers

  • Tariff points: 48
  • GCSE: For all applicants, Grade C/4 or above in English Language and Mathematics, or equivalent. Please note the University does not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificates in Adult Numeracy and Literacy as suitable alternatives to GCSEs.
  • A-level subjects: No specific subjects required. You can include points from A-Level General Studies and AS-Level subjects (not taken onto full A-Level) towards overall tariff. You must have at least one A-Level.
  • EDEXCEL (BTEC) Diploma: No specific subjects required.
  • Access: Achievement of the Access to HE Diploma; no specific subjects required.
  • Baccalaureate IB: No specific subjects required.

Entry requirements

We recognise the individual nature of each application and our typical offer should be viewed as a guide. UNC Bristol welcomes interest from applicants who may not have the standard entry requirements. We will consider evidence of your relevant personal, professional or educational experience where it demonstrates an ability and potential to succeed on the course. Please include details of any relevant experience in your application. If you think you’ll achieve a higher tariff score, you may be interested in our BA(Hons) Business and Law. If you receive an offer for this course, you may be invited to attend an Offer Holder Day in February or March. These are a great opportunity to find out what it’s really like to study here. You’ll experience taster lectures or workshops, meet your course tutors, current students and other offer holders. Read more about entry requirements. International applicants If you are an international student your route of study for this degree is through UNC Bristol’s International College which, upon successful completion to the required level and with good attendance, guarantees entry to Year one of the degree. Offer types If you have not received your exam results, your offer from us will be conditional and will be subject to you achieving the tariff points/grades required for your course. If you have already satisfied the academic entry requirements of your chosen course, you are likely to be made an unconditional offer. Please note that we will only make unconditional offers if you have already achieved your qualifications. To make sure our applicants are academically prepared for when they start their studies here, we do not make unconditional offers to those that are still studying their Level 3 qualifications (such as A-levels, BTEC, Access or equivalent). We hope that this will encourage our applicants to value their academic achievements as much as we do.

Fees Amount (£)
Home/EU-Full Time-Annual (Per Year) Fee 9250
Home/EU-Full Time-Module Fee (15 Credit) 1156
International-Full Time-Annual (Per Year) Fee 13000
International-Full Time-Module Fee (15 Credit) 1625
Our MSc International Construction Law will prepare you for life as a practising solicitor, and allow you to continue on to the two-year training contract that will fully qualify you for professional practice*. You will most likely choose to complete your two-year training contract with a firm of solicitors in private practice, but might prefer to take one with an alternative employer, such as the US or UK government (through the Government Legal Service), local government, the Crown Prosecution Service or a law centre. Whatever you decide, you can be sure of receiving specialised guidance for your career in law. *Unless you have a FILEX qualification and exemption from the SRA.

Learning and teaching

As a student at Newcastle, you will play an active part in your acquisition of skills and knowledge. Teaching is by a mixture of formal lectures and small group seminars. The seminars are designed to generate informed discussion around set topics and may involve student presentations and group exercises as well as open discussion. We take pride in the close and friendly working relationship we have with our students. You will have a team of advisers to support you, including the Programme Directors, your dissertation supervisor and tutors and your module convenors.

Independent study

For every hour spent in formal classes, you will be expected to complete further hours of independent study. Your individual study time could be spent preparing for, or following up on formal study sessions; reading; producing written work; completing projects; and revising for examinations. The direction of your individual study will be guided by the formal study sessions you attend, along with your reading lists and assignments. However, we expect you to demonstrate an active role in your own learning by reading widely and expanding your own knowledge, understanding and critical ability. Independent study will foster in you the ability to identify your own learning needs and determine which areas you need to focus on to become proficient in your subject area. This is an important transferable skill and will help to prepare you for the transition to working life.


Students are assessed by a combination of coursework and exams. Each module has its own distinct method of assessment. You will have to take this into account when choosing your modules and when planning your study time over the academic year.


You will also be assessed on a 15,000-word dissertation.