Construction Law and Arbitration

Robert Gordon University


This online course provides practical, thorough and valuable teaching in the fast moving and highly specialist disciplines of construction law, construction adjudication and/or arbitration (depending on choice of route). The course is suitable for legal professionals, and others with an interest in the legal issues surrounding construction claims, contracting, project management and surveying.

Practical training is enhanced by looking at recent and future developments. The focus is on UK cases and materials and, where appropriate, international aspects which will allow those students studying outwith the Scottish and UK sectors to benefit.

There is an option of a Construction Adjudication route, which is a very common form of dispute resolution in the UK construction industry.

Stage 1:
You will be introduced to the key foundational knowledge of law and develop your knowledge and understanding on law and procedure around either arbitration or adjudication (depending on choice of route).

You can exit after Stage 1 with PgCert Construction Law and Arbitration.

Stage 2:
You will develop advanced knowledge and understanding of specialist aspects of Construction Law. Depending on your chosen study route, you may balance construction law modules with adjudication modules.

You can exit after Stage 2 with PgDip Construction Law and Arbitration.

Stage 3:
You can choose to either write a 15,000 word dissertation or take a number of alternative options which will help broaden your experience and allow you to apply your legal knowledge in practice. Options include answering a case study, undertaking a research project, participating in an international mooting competition or studying through taught modules.

Entry Requirements

Applicants will normally hold a 2:2 undergraduate honours degree or its equivalent in Architecture, Law, Surveying, an Engineering discipline, Construction Project Management or associated Business.
Applicants with relevant work experience will be considered on a case by case basis.

Start Date



Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning

Course Length

3 years


The Law School

SCQF Level