LFM for MSc (Full-time)
LFP for PgD (Full-time)
LPM for MSc (Part-time)
LPP for PgD (Part-time)
1 year (Full-time)
2.5 years (Part-time)
30 for MSc,
21 for PgD
HK$5,300 per credit for local and non-local students
(Note: An additional fee of HK$4,000 will be charged to students who opt for Mediation Training.)
Entry Scholarships are available. For details, please visit
PolyU reserves the right to change or withdraw the scholarship at any time. In case of any dispute/disagreement, PolyU’s decision is final.
Dr Esther H.K. Yung
BArch, MSc CPM, Dip Legal Studies, PhD (HKU) , MRICS
This programme is offered within the Postgraduate Scheme in Construction and Environment.
The philosophy of this programme is to promote better understanding among different areas of professional practice and to explore the theories in the interfaces between law, construction technology and management. Part of the programme is designed in the context of international construction projects to acknowledge the need for knowledge of cross-cultural practice and for knowledge of projects in Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland. The programme is targeted at practising construction professionals; hence, it is designed with flexibility to allow part-time study and to allow students to attend lectures and other in-class activities for discussion and experience sharing. To combine theory and practice, the programme also provides practical training in the main dispute resolution skills, namely arbitration and mediation.
For the MSc
Students who opt for the Dissertation must complete 7 subjects, including 5 Compulsory Core Subjects and the Core Subject: Research Methods for Construction & Real Estate, plus an MSc Dissertation (equivalent to 3 subjects).
Students who opt not to do a Dissertation must complete 10 subjects, including 5 Compulsory Core Subjects and Construction Law Project (3 credits) and Dispute Resolution Project (3 credits) and/or Mediation Training (3 credits).
For the PgD
Students must complete 7 subjects (including 5 Compulsory Core Subjects).
Core Areas of Study
Students can follow the suggested progression pattern shown below. The Core Subjects that are marked with an asterisk (*) are compulsory. There are no pre-requisite or co-requisite requirements unless specially noted in the syllabus for individual subjects.
MSc candidates can commence part of their Year Three study in Semester 2 (see alternative approaches below). Mediation Training is normally held in Semester 2.
Corollaries to the progression pattern: as an alternative to the Dispute Resolution Project, students can opt for Mediation Training, which involves 42 hours of mediation practice training run by approved trainers, for which students are required to pay an extra fee. Students can also undertake both Mediation Training and the Dispute Resolution Project.
Core Subjects of the Programme
* Compulsory Core Subject
^ Compulsory Core Subject (limited to and compulsory for non-lawyer candidates)
@ Available for lawyer candidates as a replacement for Principles & Practices of Law
** Compulsory for MSc students who opt not to do the Dissertation
# Compulsory for MSc students who opt to do the Dissertation
+ These subjects are included on the Continuing Education Fund (CEF) list of reimbursable courses
Information on the subjects offered can be obtained at www.bre.polyu.edu.hk/teachingnlearning/teachingnlearning-02.html.
Candidates are expected to have some background knowledge of construction law. Preference will be given to those applicants who intend to enrol in the MSc rather than the PgD programme.
If you are not a native speaker of English, and your Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification is awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is not English, you are expected to fulfil the University’s minimum English language requirement for admission purpose. Please refer to the "Admission Requirements" section for details.
Industry Scholarship: A scholarship is provided by ARCADIS to recognise the student who obtains the highest mark in the subject of Construction Law. In addition, there are Prizes donated by the Society of Construction Law Hong Kong for the outstanding graduating student.
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