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International 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. The sea constitutes two-thirds of the entire planet and is of fundamental importance to human activity, sustaining life, providing commerce and navigational routes and a substantial proportion of our natural resources. Taking into account the need to regulate such a wide range of sea-related transactions, this specialised LLM has been developed with a view to providing students with a sound and relevant body of information and understanding of various aspects of maritime law, from the different contracts for the carriage of goods to marine insurance, international trade and law of the sea.

Entry requirements

Candidates should have a 2:2 honours degree (or above) in law or cognate discipline. Candidates with relevant experience are also encouraged to apply. English language requirement IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each component) or Swansea University recognised equivalent.

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.

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.

Fees

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

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