Taught course

LLM Insurance Law

University of Southampton · School of Law

Entry requirements

Minimum upper second-class degree or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University in law (or degree with a substantive legal component) from an approved university; other qualifications and experience considered.

Months of entry


Course content

Insurance law is a topic of major importance to private individuals and the commercial sector alike, but is researched or taught at only a very small number of universities in the UK and other common law jurisdictions. Study under the highest calibre of lecturers when you take the LLM Insurance Law degree at Southampton. Apply for this masters degree and career opportunities could include; solicitor, barrister, insurance broking, insurance underwriting or claims management.

The University of Southampton Law School is home to several academics whose primary research interest is insurance law. It is also home to the largest community of post-graduate researchers in insurance law in the UK, and insurance contract law has been offered as a subject at undergraduate level since 2011. The new LLM stream in insurance law offers the opportunity to spend a year studying insurance law in depth and to reflect upon the interaction of insurance law with other aspects of a business.

Core modules: Dissertation.
Compulsory modules: Insurance Law; Marine Insurance.
Optional modules: Admiralty Law; Carriage of Goods by Sea; Carriage by Air; Commercial Conflict of Laws and International Litigation; Online intellectual property enforcement (half option); Global copyright and trade mark law & policy (half option); Digital identity (half option); Ship finance (half option); Internet intermediaries & data protection law (half option); The law of ship sale & purchase (half option); World trade organisation law & regional economic integration; Commercial Secured Financing (half option); Advanced Secured Transactions (half option); Intellectual Property Law and Theory; Corporate Governance of Boards (half option); Corporate Governance – Shareholders’ Rights (half option); EU Competition Law; Law of the Marine Environment; International and Comparative Competition Law; International Commercial Arbitration; International Law of the Sea; International Protection of Human Rights; Fundamentals of Public International Law (half option); Dispute Settlements in International Law (half option); IT Law and Public Policy; International Trade Law; International Marine and European Environmental (Liability) Law; World Trade Organization and Regional Economic Integration.

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Information for international students


Fees and funding



Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Business and Law
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