Course summary

This English Law, Regulations, Construction Procurement and Contracts short course will give you an overview of the English legal system, and its regulations and procedures relating to architectural practice.

Delivered by a range of professional experts in the field, this lecture-based course is one of the modules taught on the University’s RIBA Part III course.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course you will be able to understand:

  • the legal context of the design development and delivery process
  • the key regulations that govern building design and construction
  • the principles of  risk in procurement and contract choice
  • the different methods of dispute resolution
  • town planning and building regulations procedures

You will also have developed the skills to identify procurement routes and choose an appropriate construction contract.

Course structure

This course will provide an overview of the English legal system and its regulations and procedures in relation to architectural practice.

Specifically, the course will cover:

  • project procurement
  • construction contracts
  • dispute resolution
  • the design development and delivery process

Our tutors

Stephen Brookhouse is the Director of Enterprise in the School of Architecture and Cities, and is responsible for supervising the teaching and delivery of professional studies across all the courses in the Department of Architecture.


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Our 2019/20 course is currently underway. Bookings for the autumn 2020 course will open in summer 2020. If you have any questions about the course in the meantime, please get in touch with us via the details at the bottom of this page.


This course is taught at our Marylebone Campus in central London, within easy walking distance of Regent's Park and Marylebone High Street.

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