A minimum of a 2(ii) degree in a relevant subject from an approved University is normally required. 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.
Months of entry
The course will appeal to applicants who are interested in the law of the sea and international law, but who do not necessarily want to study the commercial aspects of a Maritime Law degree. The course focusses predominantly on international law, with a particular emphasis on the law of the sea. Students will acquire expertise in the multifaceted interface between the different fields of international law, whilst also developing specialist knowledge of the law pertaining to the sea. The skills learnt on this programme are adaptable to work in international bodies (e.g. the UN), international courts and tribunals, and international law firms; as well as in roles relating to piracy or marine pollution (e.g. the ICC Commercial Crime Services, the International Maritime Organisation, the Marine Management Organisation and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency). Compulsory modules: research methods; public international law; international law of the sea; dissertation (on a topic within the international law of the sea). Optional modules (choose three): international environmental law; international criminal law; international law of armed conflict; admiralty law; international human rights law. Programme can be started in September or January. September start dfate: taught modules are undertaken in the period of September to June and will involve the study of 120 credits. The dissertation (or equivalent) is valued at 60 credits and is undertaken during the period of June to September. January start date: Taught modules are undertaken in the period of January to June and September to January and will involve the study of 120 credits. The dissertation (or equivalent) is valued at 60 credits and is undertaken during the period of June to September.
Information for international students
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 / Internet-Based TOEFL / IBT: 85.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Debbie Pritchard
- 01248 383023