Master of Science in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution
Welcome to MSc in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution Programme
Its purpose is to enable students to develop expertise in a range of areas related to construction law and dispute resolution, and includes foundation modules in law for non-lawyers and construction for lawyers. The MSc in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution is designed for practicing lawyers, engineers, architects, surveyors and those in other construction relevant disciplines. Its purpose is to enable students to develop expertise in a range of areas related to construction law and dispute resolution, and includes foundation modules in law for non-lawyers and construction for lawyers. This MSc programme supports the career development of GCC nationals within both private and public sector organisations that are engaged in infrastructure and building projects. It ensures that students are familiar with the basic construction technology, legal knowledge and techniques necessary to understand current theory and practice in construction law and dispute resolution.
Structure of the programme
The programme is delivered in two tracks, i.e. dissertation and project-based tracks. The former consists of five modules (a total of 120 credits) and a dissertation (60 credits) and the latter consists of seven taught modules (a total of 160 credits) and a research project (20 credits) MSc students can exit the programme with Postgraduate Diploma by doing five modules (120 credits) which are Introduction to Law/Construction, Construction Law 1, Construction Law 2, Arbitration Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution. The programme is usually taught in weekends in order to encourage those in professional work to take part and to permit enrolment of students from neighbouring Gulf countries.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q: Is BUiD accredited by UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research? A: Yes, all our programmes are accredited by UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. Q: My background is not Law, can I still benefit from CLDR? A: Yes, CLDR is designed for students with legal and non-legal background. In their first term, students with no legal education will take the Introduction to Law module. And for those who have a Law degree you will take the Introduction to Construction module. Then all CLDR students will jointly do the rest of modules. Q: Do I have to attend all classes? A: Our accreditation requires that students should be physically present in class for 70% of lectures. Q: Can I specialize in any specific field of Construction Law and Dispute Resolutions? A: Yes, you may concentrate your CLDR research work by studying for your dissertation in an area of specialization of your choice. Q: Who issues the degree certificate? A: The degree is awarded by the British University in Dubai.
The British University in Dubai Signed an MoU with “Maktoum Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum Initiatives for Legal Excellence” at Dubai Courts on November 17th. The “Maktoum Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum Initiatives for Legal Excellence” will provide 50% scholarships annually for five Emirati candidates for the MSc.in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution programme at BUiD for the next three years. Professional Accreditation BUiD Construction Law & Dispute Resolution Programme is accredited by The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)
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