University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Insurance Law

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. Insurance law is a complex and intriguing subject that is fascinating to study and offers a multitude of rewarding career prospects. This course 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.

Entry requirements

A 2nd Class Bachelor's 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.

Course modules

Core module: Dissertation. Compulsory modules: marine insurance; insurance law. Option modules: international protection of human rights; admiralty law; carriage of goods by sea; commercial conflict of laws and international litigation; international commercial arbitration; international law of the sea; international trade law; internet law; carriage by air; World Trade Organisation and regional economic integration; principles of secured transactions; advanced secured transactions; corporate governance of boards; corporate governance: shareholders� rights and responsibilities; intellectual property law and theory.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time - 12 months
LLM Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Highfield Campus Southampton SO17 1BJ South East

Key information

Business and Law
Telephone number: 
023 8059 4393