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International Commercial and Maritime Law

Visit our website for more information on fees, scholarships, postgraduate loans and other funding options to study at Swansea University - winner of the 'Postgraduate' category at the WhatUni? Student Choice Awards 2017.This LLM provides opportunities for students to develop and demonstrate knowledge and understanding, qualities, skills and other attributes in both Commercial and Maritime Law by choosing specialized modules from both areas of law.

Entry requirements

The entry requirements for the LLM in International Commercial and Maritime Law is a 2:2 honours degree (or above) in law or cognate discipline. Candidates with relevant experience are also encouraged to apply./

If English is not your first language you will need an acceptable pass in an approved English Language qualification to make sure you get the full benefit from studying at Swansea. We consider a wide range of qualifications, including the Swansea University English Test and the British Council IELTS test (with a score of at least 6.5 and 6.0 in each component).

Free English language classes are available which are designed to assist you in improving your critical legal thinking and writing.

Course modules

Modules typically include: Carriage of Goods by Sea, Land and Air; Law of the Sea; Admiralty Law; Charterparties: Law and Practice; The Law of Marine Insurance; Oil and Gas Law: Contracts and Liabilities; E-Commerce; International Intellectual Property Law; Competition Law; Law of Intellectual Assets Management & Transactions; International Corporate Law and Governance; Ship and Other Mobile Assets Finance Law; Law of International Trade; Law and Practice relating to International Banking and Commercial Payments.

Assessment methods

All LLM modules are assessed by a combination of coursework and examination, with an equal weighting of 50% normally given to each component in the final total assessment.


Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
LLM Part-time September 2018 GBP 5,000 (Year 1) International 3 Years
LLM Part-time September 2018 GBP 2,300 (Year 1) Home/EU 3 Years
LLM Part-time September 2018 GBP 7,500 (Year 1) International 2 Years
LLM Part-time September 2018 GBP 3,450 (Year 1) Home/EU 2 Years
LLM Full-time September 2018 GBP 15,000 (Year 1) International 1 Years
LLM Full-time September 2018 GBP 6,850 (Year 1) Home/EU 1 Years

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