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Maritime Law

This course provides advanced level knowledge and skills in the areas of maritime law and commercial law. Students will develop international and commercial perspectives on issues relating to maritime law, and will learn to operate with expertise in the multifaceted interface between the different areas of the field. Students will acquire a broad understanding of maritime law, including its fundamental principles and values, the influences upon it, the substantive rules of the discipline and the underpinning architecture and institutions; as well as an understanding of the different areas within the discipline, such as wet shipping law and dry shipping law. Critical awareness will be fostered by the study of the latest literature, international legislation, international conventions, EU law, and international case law.

Entry requirements

We normally require a minimum of a 2(ii) degree in a relevant subject (e.g. Law, Business) from an approved University. Alternatively, possession of a suitable professional qualification or relevant practical experience may be accepted. In general, all applicants are judged on their individual merits. Work experience and other factors are also taken into consideration. 

International applicants are normally required to provide evidence of English language proficiency. The minimum English language requirements are normally:

  • IELTS 6.5 with at least 6.0 in each individual component score
  • Pearson PTE: a score of 62 (with no element lower than 58)
  • Cambridge English Test – Advanced: 176 (with no element lower than 169)

International Students

For information and further detailed guidance on entry requirements for International Students, including the minimum English Language entry requirement, please visit the Entry Requirements by Country pages on the International Education Centre section of our website.

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If you want advice or a general chat about what’s available contact the International Education Centre on +44 (0) 1248 382028

Course modules

Compulsory modules: legal research methods; plus 3 from: admiralty law; law of the sea; carriage of goods by sea; marine insurance; plus optional modules: global trade law; international environmental law; international sales law; intellectual property law; competition law; international commercial arbitration.

Assessment methods



Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
LLM Full-time September 2017 GBP 13,000 (Whole course) International 12 Months
LLM Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,400 (Whole course) Home/EU 12 Months

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