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International Construction Law - Postgraduate Diploma/Masters Distance Learning Course

Boost your job security with an online diploma in international construction law [Distance Learning].

Commences: 22nd January 2018 (Application deadline:15th December 2017)

UWE

This legal postgraduate course seeks to extend and develop students' understanding of the law relating to the core aspects of international construction practice, dispute settlement, procurement and sustainability.

The course aims to provide opportunities for students to gain an understanding of a range of global issues affecting construction law and practice and to gain knowledge, understanding and the requisite skills in preparation for employment in international construction legal practice and commercial organisations both in the UK and abroad.

The course is based on an understanding of law as both a vocational discipline and a subject of academic study.

The course is run by the University of the West of England - the largest university in the UK for degrees related to the built environment.

Suitable for professionals based around the globe, it involves both extensive independent research and discussion in the context of online workshops designed to encourage the development of critical analytical and reflective skills. You will be expected to prepare for each workshop and to participate actively in online discussion with your tutors and peers to maximise your experience on the course.

See the 2017 modules.

 

The distance learning Postgraduate Diploma in International Construction Law consists of eight modules, each of the modules containing four units.  The course is split into three terms and the modules will be delivered according to the following pattern:

 

Term 1: 23rd January - 16th April 2017

Module 1: Introduction to Law and the Process of Development

Module 2: Construction Contract Law

Module 3: Real Estate Law

 

Term 2: 9th May 2017 - 2nd July 2017

Module 4: International Dispute Resolution

Module 5: Sustainability in the Built Environment

Module 6: Construction Procurement

 

Term 3: 18th September - 10th December 2017

Module 7: Approaches to Construction Law

Module 8: Consolidating Theory and Practice

The electronic portfolio submission due at the end of December 2017 is the final submission of coursework.

See more detail on each module or the full course brochure.


The course is delivered exclusively online. Online learning has been proven to be highly beneficial to a large variety of people and can meet the needs of a truly diverse student body, by offering as much flexibility as possible when studying for a qualification.

Students will have the option to attend webinar workshops delivered live online via Blackboard Collaborate. This platform provides an ideal way to help you engage with the course content, your tutor and fellow students. These webinars can also be viewed as recordings by those living in different time zones.

The platform will also enable you to:

• Make video contact with your tutor
• Participate in discussion groups
• Access the UWE Bristol library and other resources
• Get study and technical support
• Submit coursework
• Contact other students

The course is studied exclusively online. Each module consists ofa course of study containing material and formative assessment exercises and is assessed by the submission of a piece of coursework or a controlled assessment. Typical coursework would be to report on national processes and practice as against the international norms.

The course seeks to be of maximum practical use for construction professionals and adopts several standpoints for studying law approaches including black letter and socio-legal approaches. The course is underpinned by examples from practice to stimulate interest and debate.

Each online module workbook will also feature self-assessment exercises based on recap and independent investigation of the points of law involved. The use of case studies, role play and online forums also help establish a collegiate feel amongst students on the course. UWE Bristol uses Blackboard as an academic platform to support its students which would also be the submission point for coursework on the modules.

 

Group discussion on individual current cases made me really consider current law in practice

Construction law student, University of the West of England


  • extend and develop your understanding of the law relating to the core aspects of international construction practice, dispute settlement, procurement and sustainability
  • provide opportunities for you to gain an understanding of a range of global issues affecting construction law and practice
  • gain knowledge, understanding and the requisite skills in preparation for employment in international construction legal practice and commercial organisations both in the UK and abroad
  • undertake extensive independent research and discussion in the context of workshops designed to encourage the development of critical analytical and reflective skills
  • participate actively in discussion with your tutors and peers to maximise your experience on the course

Find out more on the prospectus.

The course is suitable for practising lawyers in the built environment and construction industry professionals, specifically:


Legal professionals:

Arbitrators
Solicitors
Barristers
General counsel
In-house legal advisers
Lawyers in private practice


Construction professionals:

Architects
Building surveyors
Business development
Commercial directors
Construction professionals
Contracts managers
Engineers
Planning managers
Procurement and purchasing officers
Project managers
Quantity surveyors
Risk managers

A successful student can, if they wish, apply to enrol in the Masters Degree in International Construction Law provided they have successfully completed the Postgraduate Diploma part of the course. Students will obtain an MSc if they achieve at least 50% in a dissertation of up to 15,000 words that constitutes an original contribution to the body of legal knowledge within an area of construction law.


Live [online] discussions about each subject made it easier to understand the point of the comprehensive theory for each and added to the interest of the course

Construction law student, University of the West of England 

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