Taught course

International Shipping Law

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

Entry requirements

Law graduates

The usual qualification for entry to the LLM programme is a degree in law, or a degree with a substantial law content, of at least 2.1 honours (or equivalent). Law graduates with 2.2 honours who also have other legal qualifications and/or substantial professional legal experience may also qualify.

Non-law graduates

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.

In all cases, a full online application is required in order for a fair assessment and decision to be made. Each application is considered on its merits and on sight of full application documents.

A full and detailed CV is required for all applications and is particularly relevant where professional experience needs to be considered.

Months of entry

September

Course content

English law is frequently selected by contracting parties as the applicable law of shipping contracts, with London being chosen as the forum for the resolution of any disputes that may arise, whether in the courts or by arbitration. Thus London is in many ways unrivalled in the UK as a location to undertake studies in this area of law: it is home to the British Maritime Law Association (BMLA) - the UK subsidiary of the Comité Maritime International (CMI), the London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA) and also to the vast majority of the top-tier law firms for Shipping Law in the UK, as ranked in the Legal 500 and the Chambers & Partners Guides.

Information for international students

For more information, please see here.

Fees and funding

UK students
www.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/tuitionfees
International students
www.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/tuitionfees

For more information, please see here.

Qualification and course duration

LLM

part time
24 months
full time
12 months
distance learning
N/A months
flexible
N/A months

Course contact details

Name
School of Law
Email
LLMadmin@qmul.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7882 8093