Bangor University

Bangor University

Law of the Sea

The course covers the law of the sea and international law, but not necessarily the commercial aspects of a Maritime Law degree. The course focuses predominantly on international law, with a particular emphasis on the law of the sea. Students will acquire expertise in the multifaceted interface between the different fields of international law, whilst also developing specialist knowledge of the law pertaining to the sea. The skills that are learned on this programme are adaptable to work in international bodies (e.g. the UN), international courts and tribunals, and international law firms; as well as in roles relating to piracy or marine pollution (e.g. the ICC Commercial Crime Services, the International Maritime Organisation, the Marine Management Organisation and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency). The dissertation (or equivalent) is valued at 60 credits, taught modules will involve the study of 120 credits.

Entry requirements

A 2.2 LLB single and joint Honours degree and in related subjects such as accountancy, finance, banking and management studies, politics, international relations and the social sciences are accepted. Applicants with degrees in unrelated disciplines will be considered on a case by case basis. Alternatively, possession of a suitable professional qualification or relevant practical experience may be accepted. In general, all applicants are judged on their individual merits. Work experience and other factors are also taken into consideration. International applicants are normally required to provide evidence of English language proficiency. The minimum English language requirements will normally be: IELTS 6.5 with at least 6.0 in each individual component score; internet-based TOEFL/IBT: 85.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: research methods; public international law; international law of the sea; dissertation (on a topic within the international law of the sea); plus 3 from: international environmental law; international criminal law; international law of armed conflict; admiralty law; international human rights law.

Assessment methods

Dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time September 2016 - 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bangor Campus Bangor (Wales) LL57 2DG Wales

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Law School
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01248 382085