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.
A 2.2 LLB single and joint Honours degree and in related subjects such as accountancy, finance, banking and management studies, politics, international relations and the social sciences are accepted. Applicants with degrees in unrelated disciplines will be considered on a case by case basis. 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 will normally be: IELTS 6.5 with at least 6.0 in each individual component score; internet-based TOEFL/IBT: 85.
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.
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