University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Maritime Law

Maritime law is a complex and fascinating specialised area of law. It brings together many aspects of law (e.g. contract, tort, bailment, agency) together with a plethora of international conventions attempting to harmonise the legal arrangements between states in order to facilitate trade and reduce conflict. Taught by internationally renowned experts, the LLM Maritime Law develops the skillset required to advise, litigate and negotiate based on the rules of admiralty, international trade, marine insurance, carriage of goods by sea and air, ship sale, purchase and finance, marine environmental law, dispute resolution and the public international law of the sea.

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.

Course modules

Admiralty Law; Carriage by Air; Carriage
of Goods by Sea; Commercial Conflicts of Laws and
International Litigation; Ship Finance (half option); The Law of
Ship Sale & Purchase (half option); Corporate Governance of
Boards (half option); Corporate Governance - Shareholders'
Rights (half option); EU Competition Law; Insurance Law;
International Commercial Arbitration; International Law
of the Sea; Fundamentals of Public International Law (half
option); Dispute Settlements in International Law (half
option); International Trade Law; IT Law and Public Policy;
International Marine and European Environmental (Liability)
Law; Marine Insurance; World Trade Organization Law and
Regional Economic Integration


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time September 2016 - 1 years

Campus details

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

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