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LLM International Construction Law

LLM International Construction Law (distance learning)

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Overview

Reasons to study International Construction Law at DMU:

The LLM International Construction Law (distance learning) has been designed in response to the growing demand for legal education within the construction sector. This course will see you develop your academic knowledge and awareness of issues in the construction law arena, and increase your understanding of the legal dimension to activities taking place in the construction field and the extent to which they might give rise to legal issues.

While primarily focused on the law, our wide range of elective modules touch on other disciplines such as real estate law and international dispute resolution.

  • Study at your own pace through flexible distance learning, with the option to exit at one of several points with a postgraduate award.
  • Boost your career prospects and differentiate yourself in a competitive job market, while remaining in full-time employment.
  • Engage in a wide variety of fascinating modules with an international context that are taught within an internationally diverse learning environment.
  • Informa Connect - this course is delivered in partnership with Informa Connect – An Informa Business, an organisation dedicated to working with leading academic bodies to provide high-calibre and well respected distance learning postgraduate courses.
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  • UK/EU
  • International

Key facts for UK/EU students

Institution code: D26

Start date: September 2020

Duration: Two-and-a-quarter years by distance learning. An accelerated 15 month course is available

Location of study: Distance learning

Fees and funding: For further details please contact Informa Connect.

Find out more about additional costs and optional extras associated with this course.

Contact us: For more information please contact dmu@informaconnect.com or call us on +44 (0)20 7017 4483.

Key facts for international students

Institution code: D26

Start date: September 2020

Duration: Two-and-a-quarter years by distance learning. An accelerated 15 month course is available

Location of study: Distance learning

Fees and funding: For further details please contact Informa Connect.

Find out more about additional costs and optional extras associated with this course.

Contact us: For more information please contact dmu@informaconnect.com or call us on +44 (0)20 7017 4483.

Entry criteria

Entry criteria

Applicants will normally hold an undergraduate degree in any subject with a minimum pass of 2:2, or equivalent overseas qualification, or an appropriate professional qualification. Some background knowledge of law is useful, but a degree in law is not essential.

English Language requirements

If English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 6.5 (including a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent is normally required.

English language tuition is available at DMU both before and during the course, if required.

Structure and assessment

 

Course modules

Teaching and assessment

Teaching contact hours

 

Course modules

Introduction to Law and Legal Processes – designed to support both those with, and those without, a legal background. This module will see you build a foundation of law knowledge, including the key knowledge needed to understand the legal landscape that construction law operates within and the process in how projects are built. You’ll also gain a firm grasp of legal writing, including syllogistic reasoning.

Construction Contracts – Operation and Administration – gain an appreciation of the historical background to construction contract law, as well as an understanding of contemporary international contexts.

Real Estate Law - understand contemporary real estate law, in context of international practice. You’ll focus on property law and deepen your knowledge of construction contracts law studied in the previous module.

International Dispute Resolution - provides a broad understanding of litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution processes.

Sustainability and Environmental Issues – examine international construction law frameworks, with a focus on recent developments and patterns, looking to future environmental regulation in the build environment.

Procurement - evaluate the nature of construction procurement practices, by exploring both national and international contexts of construction procurement, including future direction and strategy.

Construction Law Management - the construction industry is a global one, and entering into a contract with a counterpart domiciled in a different jurisdiction is not uncommon. This module will help you to understand this by investigating the approaches to construction law.

Dissertation - you must also undertake a dissertation, providing an invaluable opportunity to work in depth on a particular aspect of the law. You will need to enhance your technical knowledge and critical awareness in a subject of your choice.

Note: All modules are subject to change in order to keep content current.

Teaching and assessment

This LLM is studied by distance learning and you’ll be assessed by problem-solving exercises, coursework and a dissertation. The distance learning mode involves optional attendance at Leicester De Montfort Law School, for a maximum of 10 Saturday study days during the period of study. The course structure allows you to exit at one of several points, if desired, each with a postgraduate award.

Teaching contact hours

This is a distance learning programme and the overriding student-learning experience is guided self-study. Guidance is provided by academic staff via the programme materials, which are designed for self-study, telephone, Skype and e-mail communication, and by optional attendance at Study Days. The Study Days give you a chance to meet your tutor and explore the DMU campus. These Study Days are optional and will consist of a one hour tutorial (please note, that some of these days will be held as an online webinar).

For each module of study, you'll be provided with a set of printed materials to work through in the form of a module handbook. One 15 credit module requires approximately 150 hours of personal study. Each module is supported by a tutorial during the Study Days subject to student demand. Assessment is through coursework and a dissertation.

Facilities and features

Hugh Aston Building

As a distance learning student, you will have access to our purpose-built Hugh Aston Building.

Facilities also include lecture theatres and classrooms with capacities ranging from 50 to 250 people, break-out spaces for group work, quiet study zones for individual work and a large number of high-spec IT labs, some of which are installed with professional software.

Library services

On campus, the main Kimberlin Library offers a space where you can work, study and access a vast range of print materials, with computer stations, laptops, plasma screens and assistive technology also available. 

As well as providing a physical space in which to work, we offer online tools to support your studies, and our extensive online collection of resources accessible from our Library website, e-books, specialised databases and electronic journals and films which can be remotely accessed from anywhere you choose. 

We will support you to confidently use a huge range of learning technologies, including Blackboard, Collaborate Ultra, DMU Replay, MS Teams, Turnitin and more. Alongside this, you can access LinkedIn Learning and learn how to use Microsoft 365, and study support software such as mind mapping and note-taking through our new Digital Student Skills Hub. 

The library staff offer additional support to students, including help with academic writing, research strategies, literature searching, reference management and assistive technology. There is also a ‘Just Ask’ service for help and advice, live LibChat, online workshops, tutorials and drop-ins available from our Learning Services, and weekly library live chat sessions that give you the chance to ask the library teams for help.

Learning zones

Our Learning Zones and The Greenhouse also provide space for group or individual work and study.

There are 1,600 study places across all library locations, more than 700 computer stations, laptops to borrow, free wi-fi and desktop power outlets.

You can also book rooms with plasma screens, laptops and DVD facilities for group work and presentations, secure an individual study room with adjustable lighting or make use of our assistive technology.

Opportunities and careers

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Graduate careers

Upon completion of the degree, you’ll in good standing to peruse roles within the international construction industry or roles within the law profession.

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