Learn how to:
- Conduct and communicate legal analysis with confidence and accuracy in relation to any aspect of mainstream professional construction practice
- Examine construction practice from a legal perspective, to include detailed consideration of construction contracts, tortious and multi-party liability, insurance, dispute resolution, procurement, and the environment
- Assist individuals in taking effective roles in specialist construction law departments or firms
- Promote high quality research in areas of law relating to construction, including a high level of legal analysis.
You will be assessed through:
- Written coursework (100%)
- Continuous informal assessment by your tutors
POSTGRADUATE STAFF PROFILE
The Course Director, Paul Tracey is a dual qualified Chartered Quantity Surveyor with a degree in law and 30 years of experience of challenging construction projects around the world.
As an experienced Claims Manager and Expert Witness, with extensive international experience on high value international construction projects, Paul has been instructed on complex disputes in the following sectors: building, manufacturing, nuclear, offshore, oil and gas, petrochemical, power, process, rail, renewables, water and wastewater.
Paul’s research interests are in respect of influence of national culture on the outcome of time and money claims around the world.
On this course, you’ll gain the legal knowledge you’ll need to perform your current role more effectively or to move into a new role relating to construction law. Construction law and practice affects professionals throughout the construction industry. Graduates of this course have included surveyors, architects, engineers, planners, construction managers, financial managers, solicitors and lawyers.
I’m a chartered quantity surveyor with over 30 years experience and obtained my MSc in Construction Law and Practice from Salford University in 2012.
I completed the course whilst working full-time in the Middle East. The lecturers are construction lawyers who have significant practical experience in the industry. They assisted me to quickly develop the legal reasoning I required to add to my construction experience. The weekly on-line lectures, group work and constant contact with the university resulted in me feeling constantly supported throughout the course. The sense of satisfaction and achievement felt in successfully completing my final dissertation was personally very rewarding, thanks to the team at Salford.
James McManus MRICS
LINKS WITH INDUSTRY
The School of the Built Environment enjoys excellent links with the local, national and international construction industry. This course meets the needs of the industry by providing formal postgraduate level education for built environment professionals in the vital and complex area of construction law.
Guest lecturers from industry with expertise in relevant areas are invited to give lectures throughout the duration of the course, enriching your learning experience.
The School of the Built Environment has an exciting and vibrant research community engaged in advanced research in the built environment, please see www.salford.ac.uk/research/best and www.salford.ac.uk/research/uprise for more information.
APPLICANTS TO THE MSC MUST HAVE A MINIMUM OF:
- A second class undergraduate honours degree in a relevant discipline, or
- A second class undergraduate honours degree in an unrelated discipline and significant relevant work experience within the built environment, or
- A recognised appropriate professional qualification such as RICS or CIOB
APPLICANTS TO THE LLM MUST HAVE A MINIMUM OF:
- A second class undergraduate honours qualifying law degree, or
- A recognised appropriate professional legal qualification
This course will enable lawyers and built environment professionals including surveyors, engineers and architects, to operate more effectively in areas of construction practice which involve construction law. The course is ideally suited to practising professionals.
The course allows you to build on current knowledge and experience by aligning learning to real-world problems you may face in your workplace or job role, therefore the course is ideally suited to practising professionals. Built Environment professionals including surveyors, managers, engineers and architects will be eligible to undertake the MSc route, while the LLM route requires a qualifying law degree or professional legal qualification.