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Master of Science in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution


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Master of Science (30 credits required)

Students who opt for the Dissertation must complete 7 subjects (3 credits each), including 5 Compulsory Core Subjects and the Core Subject, Research Methods for Construction & Real Estate, plus an Dissertation (equivalent to 3 subjects).

Students who opt not to do a Dissertation must complete 10 subjects (3 credits each), including 5 Compulsory Core Subjects and the core subjects: Construction Law Project (3 credits), and Dispute Resolution Project (3 credits) and/or Mediation Training (3 credits).

Core Areas of Study

Students may follow the suggested progression pattern that is shown below. Core Subjects that are marked with an asterisk (*) are compulsory.


Year One

  • Principles & Practice of Law* (lawyer candidates are required to study an approved construction technology/management (non-legal) subject selected from the Core Subject list instead)
  • Statutory Framework for Construction Practice*
  • Construction Law*
  • Select 1 non-compulsory subject from the core subject list


Year Two

  • Dispute Management & Law for International Projects*
  • Arbitration Law & Practice*
  • Dispute Resolution Project Mediation Training or select 1 non-compulsory subject from the Core Subject list


MSc candidates may commence part of their Year Three study in Semester Two (see alternative approaches below). Mediation Training is normally held in Semester Two.


Year Three

The additional 9 credits that MSc students require for their award may be gained by following one of two approaches.

  • Alternative 1
    • Dissertation (9 credits)
  • Alternative 2
    • Construction Law Project (3 credits) +
    • Dispute Resolution Project (3 credits) or Mediation Training (3 credits) +
    • one non-compulsory Core Subject (3 credits)

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