University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Maritime Law

Maritime law is an immensely rewarding area of legal research and explores the basic principles of contract, tort and property alongside the fundamentals of the shipping and commodity markets. It also cuts across the boundaries of public and private law. Southampton Law School offers the UK�s leading postgraduate legal qualification in maritime law. This prestigious programme attracts students from across the world who are taught by internationally-renowned experts working at the very forefront of the development of maritime law in the UK and globally. The internationally-acclaimed Institute of Maritime Law is an integral part of the School and the Institute�s staff make a major contribution to teaching on the programme.

Entry requirements

An upper 2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent in law from an approved university (account may also be taken of practical experience within the relevant field of study). IELTS 7.0 with 6.0 in all components or internet-based TOEFL 100 with at least 21 in listening, 22 in reading and 23 in speaking for international students.

Course modules

Core modules: Dissertation. Option modules: internet law; admiralty law; carriage of goods by sea; commercial conflict of laws and international litigation; international commercial arbitration; international law of the sea; insurance law; international trade law; carriage by air; law of the marine environment; principles of secured transactions; advanced secured transactions; corporate governance of boards; fundamentals of public international law; dispute settlement in international law; corporate governance: shareholders� rights and responsibilities; intellectual property law and theory; marine insurance.


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