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Law, LL.M.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 11 months
Malmö, Sweden
The LLM Law programme from World Maritime University is offered via distance learning in co-operation with the IMO International Maritime Law Institute (IMLI) in Malta and provides an advanced understanding of a specialist area of maritime law and enables practitioners in both the legal field and maritime industry to enhance their career prospects.


LLM Law programme from World Maritime University improves students’ research and independent study skills as well as the ability to develop substantiated critical argument. It is open to students who have completed successfully the Postgraduate Diploma in International Maritime Law, or who hold an LLB (or equivalent) degree.

They are also invited to attend a one-day seminar in London. Research in law requires an understanding of the interrelationship between theory, method and research design, practical skills and particular methods, the knowledge base of the subject and methodological foundations. The first module prepares students for the Dissertation component, the topic of which focuses on an area of interest to individual students. Students will receive full guidance and support from the academic programme coordinators throughout the dissertation writing process:

Researching International Maritime Law made up of a literature review, comprising of 2,500 words, which counts for 40% of the module marks; and a research proposal comprising of 1,500 words, which counts for 60% of the module marks.

A research-based Dissertation, independent study, supported by access to three comprehensive handbooks giving extensive guidance and the supervision of the academic coordinators.

Programme Structure

The programme consists of two parts, and students are supported by an e-learning platform, where the programme coordinators will provide tutorial support and generate forum discussion.

For more information, please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 11 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
    • plus 60 EC from the Postgraduate Diploma programme
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      Regular mandatory meetings
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

The Admissions Board will consider applicants who meet the minimum generalentrance requirements, which are:

  • A Postgraduate Diploma in International Maritime Law
  • A first degree in Law.
Competence in English is required, as evidenced by a standard, internationally acceptable examination of English.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4800 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4800 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 11 months.
  • National

    4800 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4800 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 11 months.
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Living costs for Malmö

  • 7318 - 11470 SEK/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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