Taught course

LLM Maritime Law

University of Southampton · School of Law

Entry requirements

An Upper Second Class Bachelors Degree in Law (or a degree with a substantial legal component) is normally required, but account may also be taken of practical work experience or professional qualifications within the relevant field of study. We welcome applications from international students. Mature applicants without formal qualifications but relevant work experience are also encouraged to apply.

Months of entry


Course content

Southampton’s LLM Maritime Law is taught by globally renowned experts who are at the forefront of the development of national and international law. You’ll gain the knowledge and practical skills required to advise, litigate and negotiate, based on relevant legal frameworks such as international trade, internet and environmental law and the rules of admiralty. The degree’s highly flexible structure allows you to choose modules that will help you achieve your ambitions. The wide range of options includes key modules that provide the essential know-how for a career in the maritime industry, such as Carriage of Goods by Sea, Marine Insurance, Admiralty Law and International Trade Law. It also includes a number of modules that are not offered by any other UK university, covering carriage by air, ship finance and the law of ship sale and purchase. Maritime law is a complex and fascinating specialism that opens up a broad range of career options. Whichever path you choose, our diverse student community and extensive industry connections will enable you to build a global network of contacts that will be invaluable for your future.

Core Module: Dissertation.

Optional Modules: International Law of the Sea, International Trade Law, Marine Insurance, Admirality Law, Carriage of Goods by Sea, Commericial Conflict of Laws & International Litigation, International Commericial Arbitration, Carrirage by Air, Insurance Law, Law of the Marine Environment, Principles of Secured Transactions, Corporate Governance - Regulating Boards of Directors, Fundamentals of Public International Law, The Law of Ship Sale and Purchase, Advanced Secured Transactions, Dispute Settlement in International Law, Corporate Governance - Shareholders' Rights and Responsibilities, Ship Finance.

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
+44 (0)23 8059 4393