Taught course

LLM Maritime Law

Institution
University of Southampton · Southampton Law School
Qualifications
LLM

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Entry requirements

An Upper Second Class Bachelor’s Degree in Law (or a degree with some legal components) is normally required, BUT account may also be taken of practical work experience or professional qualifications within a relevant field of study.

Months of entry

September

Course content

With a global reputation for maritime research and world-leading academics, Southampton Law School is one of the best places in the UK to study for a master’s in maritime law.

You’ll begin your programme with an intensive, one-week induction on the common law designed to help you to familiarise yourself with the legal system of England and Wales at postgraduate level. You will go on to develop your practical legal 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.

This exceptional programme gives you access to the specialist knowledge and practical know-how that will be essential for your professional life, from academics working at the cutting edge of research and scholarship in maritime Law.

Southampton Law School is home to a vibrant port city with maritime institutions including The Institute of Maritime Law, The National Oceanography Centre Southampton, The Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute, and The research division of Lloyd’s Register. Southampton, as a quintessential port city and being home to numerous shipping industry organisations, offers the ideal background for your studies.

Given the essential role of shipping to global trade, maritime law practice remains a strong legal sector that offers excellent career opportunities. 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.

This challenging and prestigious degree attracts talented students from around the world - 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.

Flexible study

If you prefer, you can apply to study this course as:

  • a part-time master's - study the same course content over 2 or more years

You can also take a single module as part of continuing professional development (CPD). Explore modules that are available as CPD

Your modules and fees may vary if you choose a different study option.

Information for international students

Band F, IELTS7.0 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,250
International students
£18,812

A variety of scholarships, grants and bursaries may be available to help you fund your master’s study, both from the University and from other organisations. Please check the website for more information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Enquiries
Email
pgapply.fbl@southampton.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)23 8059 4393