Entry requirements

A 2:2. Degree in Law or a joint honours Degree with Law. Applicants who do not hold a Law Degree but who have additional relevant professional experience and/or traineeships or professional qualifications/certifications issued by professional bodies such as Bar Associations can apply and will be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

Develop a detailed knowledge of the fast developing and niche field of Maritime Law.

Our LLM Maritime Law is a specialist course which will provide you with the skills and knowledge to pursue or advance your career within the maritime and shipping sector. You’ll benefit from understanding the social, political, cultural and economic contexts of maritime law and the impacts of the increase in international trade and how the law works in relation to current developments within the maritime and shipping sector.

Throughout the course you’ll have the opportunity to study key areas including but not limited to:

  • Maritime Law and Wet Shipping
  • Marine Insurance
  • Admiralty Law
  • International Trade and Maritime Law
  • Carriage of Goods by Sea

Mindful of the broader trade and economic context to maritime law, you will also be able to choose from modules that are complementary to the above, including but not limited to:

  • International Trade Finance Law
  • International Commercial Arbitration and Dispute Resolution
  • International Sale of Goods

At Essex we specialise in commercial law, public law, and human rights law. We are top 20 in the UK for research excellence (REF 2014, mainstream universities, THE 2014) and we are ranked among the top 200 departments in the QS World University Rankings (2019).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

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