A minimum of a 2(ii) degree in a relevant subject (e.g. Law, Business) Universitisy is normally requiredy. 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
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. Compulsory modules: legal research methods. Students choose at least three from: admiralty law; law of the sea; carriage of goods by sea; marine insurance. Optional modules: global trade law; international environmental law; international sales law; intellectual property law; competition law; international commercial arbitration. Structure: This course has a September and January start date. Programmes commencing in September: 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. Programmes commencing in January: 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