Taught course

International Shipping Law

Institution
Queen Mary, University of London · School of Law
Qualifications
LLM

Entry requirements

Degree requirements

A 2:1 or above at undergraduate level in Law or a degree with substantial law content.

Law graduates with a 2:2 honours degree who also have other legal qualifications and/or substantial professional legal experience may also qualify.

Other routes

Non-law graduates with a minimum second class honours degree, that have also obtained a Merit (or 60 per cent) in the Common Professional Examination (CPE) or Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) recognised by the UK professional bodies, may also qualify. Non-law graduates may also be considered on the basis of exceptional professional experience (of at least five years) in a legal area or an area directly related to their programme of study.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Shipping law offers you a challenging global career. Ninety per cent of world trade is carried out by sea. Contracting parties frequently select English law as the applicable law of shipping contracts, and London is often chosen as the forum for the resolution of any disputes. Study in London and be taught by international maritime law experts from the Centre for Commercial Law Studies.

For the academic year 2020/21, you can start this LLM either in September 2020 or January 2021. An accelerated LLM is also available for Jan 2021 entry. Part-time is only available for Sept entry.

  • Study close to major international law firms and institutions such the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), Lloyd’s of London and the London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA)
  • Enjoy the contribution of distinguished guest speakers, including legal practitioners from City law firms and barristers’ chambers with many years of experience in maritime law, as well as experts from the shipping industry.
  • Your fellow students will come from the UK and more than 80 other countries, each able to draw on prior academic and professional experience from different jurisdictions

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • LLM
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    flexible
    9 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
School of Law
Email
pgtadmissions@qmul.ac.uk.
Phone
+44 (0)20 7882 8223