Study abroad LLM Maritime Law programme at University of Southampton, UK

Are you looking for information on a maritime law course offered by a foreign university? This article provides complete information about the one year LLM in Maritime Law programme offered by the the University of Southampton, UK. You will get details of the eligibility requirements, programme fee, scholarship offered, etc.

Those keen on entering the legal field related to maritime law and are interested to study abroad in UK should apply for admission to the University of Southampton, UK. The university has opened applications for its one year LLM in Maritime Law programme. The programme covers all the myriad aspects which come within the purview of the legal areas of the shipping sector, such as international trade, marine insurance, public international law, resolution of disputes, the purchase, sale & finance of ships, transport of goods, etc.

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LLM in Maritime Law programme features

The faculty are qualified Members of the Institute of Maritime Law, an internationally leading maritime law institute as well as an integral part of the university's Southampton Law School. The aim of the programme is to equip you with the professional skills to be able to take up legal cases, advise and negotiate based on the current rules of Admiralty and international trade. The programme incorporates seminars, lectures, tutorials and independent study under guidance.

You are given the option to select 4 maritime or commercial modules as per your interests and future career goals. There is also a mandatory dissertation.


The LLM in Maritime Law programme is of 1 year duration and will begin in September 2016.

Learning modules

You need to complete 180 CATS and 60 CATS is awarded for the LLM dissertation. You can thus choose modules in total completing 120 CATS. The Modules are as follows:
  1. Core module: Dissertation – LLM

  2. Optional modules:
    • Admiralty Law

    • Carriage of Goods by Sea

    • Commercial Conflict of Laws & 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 – Regulating Boards of Directors

    • Fundamentals of Public International Law

    • Dispute Settlement in International Law

    • Corporate Governance – Shareholders' Rights and Responsibilities

    • Intellectual Property Law and Theory

    • Marine Insurance

Note: The module of Internet law is not offered any more.

How assessment is done

There will be assessed and non-assessed written work, with feedback being provided, including for dissertation drafting. Various assignments and formal exams will assess your skills & abilities vis-à-vis what you learned. Note that oral capabilities will not provide significant weighting of marks towards the degree, but will provide a source of feedback to you on your communications skills.

Check details of the course for further information.

Career opportunities

On successful completion of the LLM in Maritime Law programme and with the qualifying degree, you can take up work with a law firm, shipping or an insurance company, the first most obvious job options. However, the career scope of this programme is much wider. You can also grab an opportunity to be employed with a UN agency or a reputed claims management firm.

Eligibility requirements

  1. Academic qualification: You must have an upper second class Bachelors Degree in Law or a degree having a substantial legal component. In case you have solid practical work experience within the relevant field of study, this will likely give you an added advantage for admission to the programme.

  2. English language requirement: You should have an overall 7 IELTS score with 6 in each of the components of listening, reading, writing and speaking.

  3. General: You should have access to the internet, Word Processor (MS Word compatible) and a valid email address are also required. It would be desirable to have a webcam too.

It is advisable to find out about equivalent entry requirements and qualifications for your country from the official website (check contact information below to know the website).

Course fee and scholarships

The course fee for the LLM in Maritime Law programme is £15920. As an international student, you can avail of a scholarship of £3,000 which will be in the form of a reduction in the tuition fee.

Associated costs to be borne by the student includes:
  • Day to day stationery

  • Copies of essential books which are generally available in the library but which the student may wish to purchase

  • Photocopying and printing costs towards submission of essays, projects and dissertations.

Last date to submit application: You should submit your application latest by 31st July 2016. If you are an applicant from the United Kingdom, then youar application may be accepted later too in September, provided you can start the programme studies right away. For application process and other information, contact via email at the communication email given below.

Contact information

University of Southampton
University Road
SO17 1BJ
United Kingdom
Ph: Telephone:+44(0)23 8059 5000 // Fax:+44(0)23 8059 3131

For further queries email:

Visit the official website of the University of Southampton UK for further information on the campus.

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