Taught course

International Commercial and Maritime Law

Swansea University · College of Law and Criminology

Entry requirements

The entry requirements for the LLM in International Commercial and Maritime Law is a good initial degree in law or cognate discipline. Candidates with relevant experience are also encouraged to apply. English language requirement IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each component) or Swansea University recognised equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

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The wide range of LLM degrees offered by the Swansea College of Law and Crimonology, gives students the advantage of choice and specialism. For the student who wish to specialise in more than one area of law, the College offers the LLM in International Commercial and Maritime Law. This LLM provides opportunities for students to develop and demonstrate knowledge and understanding, qualities, skills and other attributes in both Commercial and Maritime Law by choosing specialized modules from both areas of law. The course is built upon the wide range of research of high calibre produced by the members of the Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law, who are also teaching diverse modules at the course.

Modules typically include:

• Admiralty law

• Carriage of goods by sea, land and air

• Charterparties: law and practice

• Marine Insurance Law

• Law of the sea

• Oil and gas law: contracts and liabilities

• Competition law

• E-commerce

• International corporate law and governance

• International intellectual property law

• International trade law

• Law of intellectual assets management and transactions

• Law and practice in international banking and commercial payments

• Ship and other mobile assets finance law

• International commercial arbitration

Information for international students

Since its foundation in 1920, Swansea University has embraced opportunities to think globally. The vibrant mix of nationalities and cultures on campus greatly enriches our learning and teaching environment. We understand the type of support our international students need to help them settle into student life in a new country.

Fees and funding

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out more about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page: www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/scholarships

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Professor Baris Soyer
+44 (0)1792 295125