Overview of the Subjects Studied
For the first three modules, you have no choice about what you study.
You start with Fundamentals of Construction Law. This looks at the construction contract from the ground up. We focus on the common law of England and Wales, and we look in depth at the way that the contractual relationship is created. We only consider standard forms in passing. If you are not familiar with finding and understanding case law at the start of this module, you will be by the end.
Next up is Construction Contracts - Operation and Administration which is in some ways the opposite of the first module, in that the focus is squarely upon standard form contracts, and how they work and are administered.
The final non-elective module is Liability and Complexity when we look even deeper at the law surrounding the construction process and explore the awkward areas arising from the multiparty nature of the construction process, novation, assignment, contribution, insurance, professional indemnity and the like.
You will then, in October of your second year, have a choice (subject to there being sufficient demand) of one of the three elective modules. Details of these are available by following the link in the navigation bar on the left.