Taught course

Maritime Law

Institution
London Metropolitan University · Guildhall School of Business and Law
Qualifications
LLMPGDipPGCert

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Entry requirements

You'll be required to have:

  • a minimum of a lower second-class (2.2) undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as law, commercial law, business law, financial law, maritime law or maritime practice (or an equivalent international qualification).
  • an IELTs score of 6.5 or above as a standard entry requirement for law courses.

If you have a degree outside of the subject areas listed above, you may still be considered. Please contact courseenquiries@londonmet.ac.uk to be referred to an academic for consideration.

For mature applicants without a degree, you may be considered on merit of 2+ years appropriate work experience and other professional development or professional qualifications.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Why study this course?

Designed for professionals working in maritime and international trade sectors, you'll develop practical knowledge in how international sales contracts are made and enforced, plus how to advise on maritime claims.

These courses are taught online, so you have the freedom to learn from wherever you are in the world. We offer this programme as either an LLM (Master of Laws), postgraduate diploma or postgraduate certificate.

More about this course

These practical courses will teach you about the legal frameworks at the heart of shipping claims, trade disputes and commercial relationships. The aim is to give you a professional edge and help advance your career in the maritime industry.

Explore how marine disputes and liabilities are investigated and managed, as well as learning about the importance of English law in international trade.

You'll also scrutinise sale contracts on shipment terms, learn how to advise the buyer and seller on the merits of claims, and develop the professional grounding to apply this knowledge practically.

By the end of these courses, you'll be able to distinguish between the physical and documentary duties of the trade protagonists under a sale contract, and understand the role of the bill of lading in shipping, as well as the importance of drafting proper sale and carriage contracts.

Our courses are suitable if you're a legal practitioner in this industry, an academic, or if you're a non legal professional working in the shipping industry.

You'll be taught by lecturers who have backgrounds in both academia and legal practice, with experience of working as barristers or solicitors.

These courses are delivered online, so you can study from anywhere in the world.

It's also possible for you to study a PG Diploma and a PG Certificate version of this course. These qualifications do not hold the same academic weighting as a Master of Laws degree (LLM), but are still beneficial for people already working in the industry.

As part of the LLM dissertation, you'll be able to research and critically analyse an area of maritime law of your choice. The dissertation module is only available to LLM students.

Assessment

If you choose to study the LLM, you'll be assessed through a combination of coursework essays, experiential projects and portfolio work, followed by a research dissertation or experiential work-based learning project.

If you choose to study the PG Dip or PG Cert, you'll be assessed through a combination of coursework essays, experiential projects and portfolio work.

Information for international students

To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • LLM
    full time
    12 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    full time
    8 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    16 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    full time
    4 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    8 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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Course enquiries
Email
courseenquiries@londonmet.ac.uk