Master of Construction Law
- CRICOS code: 074998C
What will I study?
Students must complete 100 credit points in total.
Students without a law degree from a common law jurisdiction must complete Fundamentals of the Common Law as well as 87.5 credit points from the prescribed lists. Of those, at least 62.5 credit points must be from the Construction Law list.
Students with a law degree from a common law jurisdiction must complete at least 87.5 credit points from the prescribed lists. Of those, at least 62.5 credit points must be from the Construction Law list. These students may choose the remaining 12.5 credit points from those available in the Master of Laws (excluding Fundamentals of the Common Law and the Minor Thesis).
Students may not study both Principles of Construction Law and Construction Law.
Subject timing and format
The Melbourne Law Masters program has been designed around the busy schedules of working professionals. Subjects are offered from February to December each year. Most subjects are taught intensively over five days, with some subjects taught for two hours each week during the semester.
Subjects delivered online will have a combination of pre-recorded lecture content, live sessions and discussion boards among other resources. On-campus subjects involve interactive, seminar-style classes in the Law Building in Melbourne.
Class sizes are typically limited to 30 students regardless of delivery mode.
Full-time students enrol in 50 credit points per semester (or half-year period) and have an expected course duration of one year. Part-time* students enrol in 25 credit points per semester (or half-year period) and have an expected course duration of two years. Semesters without enrolments require a student to apply for a leave of absence.
*Part-time enrolment is for domestic students only. Part-time students may reduce their study load to 12.5 credit points per half-year period and thus have a maximum course duration of four years.
For detailed course and subject information, see the Handbook: Master of Construction Law.
Dr Matthew Bell
Construction projects are complex, risky and impact upon the lives of every member of our community. Industry professionals and their lawyers need to have a detailed, integrated understanding of the legal landscape in which construction projects are executed.Co-Director of Studies, Construction Law - Matthew Bell
Melbourne Law School’s construction law program has been designed from the ground up to provide and enhance your understanding of these issues, no matter what level of experience you bring to our classrooms. Our lecturers are renowned expert navigators of the landscape, and our breadth and depth of subject choices is unrivalled anywhere in the world.
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