Overview

This course provides knowledge to enhance understanding of fundamental principles and key aspects of law and contractual procedures.

Summary

This course defines and examines the legal framework within which construction and project management operate. The key legal aspects relating to the management of the construction project are discussed and analysed. The rights, duties, liabilities and obligations of the parties to the building are evaluated. Construction dispute management and avoidance techniques are key components of this course.

This course can be taken individually or combined over a period of time towards a Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Development https://www.ulster.ac.uk/courses/201819/postgraduate-certificate-of-professional-development-16046

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About this course

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About

This course provides participants with the knowledge to enhance understanding of fundamental principles and key aspects of law and contractual procedures affecting professional practice in the construction industry.

This course defines and examines the legal framework within which construction and project management operate. The key legal aspects relating to the management of the construction project are discussed and analysed. The rights, duties, liabilities and obligations of the parties to the building are evaluated. Construction dispute management and avoidance techniques are key components of this course.

This course should be of interest to all professionals who are directly or indirectly involved with any aspect of the construction industry.

Linked programmes

PgCertPD Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Development, PgDip/MSc Construction Business and Project Management

Assessment

100% Coursework - (1) (An Exemplar Coursework) Report on the relevance, application and significance of the Law of Contract and the Law of Tort to the Construction Industry, (2) (An Exemplar Coursework) A small research project directly related to the curriculum and/or the professional practice of the participant and (3) (An Exemplar Coursework) A seminar presentation on a given construction legal case.

Attendance

This course requires attendance for four full days from 9.15am – 4.15pm on:

Tuesday 25 September 2018
Tuesday 16 October 2018
Tuesday 6 November 2018
Tuesday 27 November 2018

Dates are provisional and subject to change.

A further assessment day takes place on 11 January 2019 (date to be confirmed).

Entry requirements

Degree in Construction, Architecture or the Built Environment.

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must meet the minimum English entrance requirements of the University and will need to provide recent evidence of this (certified within the last two years).

Most of our courses require a minimum English level of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score under 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement.

Please see details of the English language qualifications and certificates we can accept - https://www.ulster.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/177404/Other-english-language-tests-and-qualifications-2017.pdf

International applicants will also require a short-term study visa. Further information is available at https://www.ulster.ac.uk/international/visa-immigration

Start dates

  • 25 September 2018
How to apply

Apply

How to apply

The following page explains the postgraduate short course application procedure:

https://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/how-to-apply/short-courses (choose postgraduate short courses)

Start dates

  • 25 September 2018

Fees and funding

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Prices

Northern Ireland & EU:
£458.25
England, Scotland & Wales:
£458.25
International:
£1,140.00

Fees information

Information about how to pay for a course including different payment options is available at

https://www.ulster.ac.uk/finance/student/tuition-fees-payments

Scholarships, awards and prizes

Fee waivers may be available to those who meet the eligibility criteria. More information is available from FlexEd@ulster.ac.uk

Contact

Email: FlexEd@ulster.ac.uk

Telephone: (+44) 028 9036 6680

For more information visit

Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment

School of the Built Environment