M.Phil. On Campus

International Maritime Law and Ocean Policy

World Maritime University

24 months
18500 EUR/year
18500 EUR/year
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World Maritime University and IMLI are launching a ground-breaking new degree programme leading to the degree of Master of Philosophy in International Maritime Law and Ocean Policy. 


The programme has been designed to ensure the future sustainability of the world’s oceans in accordance with the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The power of the two institutions, both founded by the International Maritime Organization, has been joined together to provide a unique learning opportunity for maritime and marine professionals who aim to shape the future of the world’s oceans.

Programme details

Graduates of the programme from World Maritime University will be expert international maritime lawyers, immersed in the UN system structure and goals, who can advocate for the policies and legislation to transform the world’s oceans and support their sustainable development. They will be fully equipped to play an important role in developing national ocean governance policies that reflect the latest international initiatives, rules and regulations.

The initiative for the MPhil International Maritime Law and Ocean Policy programme stemmed from the increasing threats to the oceans by a number of human activities and the lack of proper governance of the waters within and beyond the limits of national jurisdiction. Issues of regulation and governance as well as fragmented international regimes add another layer of complexity. Ocean governance is ever-changing and it is critical to establish safe and sustainable ocean governance for the 21st century and beyond.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • International Law of the Sea
  • International Marine Environmental Law
  • International Maritime Security Law
  • Shipping Law
  • Maritime Legislation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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140 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must hold a first degree in law, and an internationally recognised test of English language proficiency. 
  • They are also expected to have professional experience.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37000 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    18500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37000 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.

Living costs for Malmö

7318 - 11465 SEK /month
Living costs

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