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International Maritime Law

World Maritime University

16 months
8362 GBP/year
8362 GBP/year
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The renowned part-time distance learning International Maritime Law programme offered by the World Maritime University in collaboration with Lloyd’s Maritime Academy develops leading knowledge and awareness of international trade and maritime law, increasing understanding of how commercial trade ventures may give rise to legal issues.


With English law recognised internationally as a dominant legal system providing the basis for maritime and trade contracts, and with London as the single most important forum for settling disputes, both through court litigation and arbitration, this course approaches law in relation to how it is applied in practice. 

Students with a prior degree in Law may continue their studies to the degree of LLM in International Maritime Law. The LLM is offered in collaboration between Lloyd’s Maritime Academy and the World Maritime University.

Ideal for

This International Maritime Law programme offered by the World Maritime University is great for those who wish to acquire expertise in international trade and maritime / shipping law. 

The programme has been specifically designed for students from a wide variety of commercial shipping backgrounds, both legal and non-legal, including existing lawyers; those engaged in the shipping and trading industries; trading brokers; shipping/chartering organisations; salvage organisations; P&I Clubs; insurance; and those engaged in investment, finance and banking.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • English Commercial Law and International Sales
  • Bills of Lading Contracts
  • Charterparty Contracts
  • Marine Insurance Law
  • Admiralty Law and General Average
  • Payment and Finance for International Trade

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 16 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS



Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An undergraduate degree in a related field, or the highest grade Certificate of Competency for unrestricted service as a master mariner or chief engineer
  • Non-graduates with approved professional qualifications or who have sufficient professional experience may also be considered

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8362 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11150 GBP for the full programme during 16 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8362 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11150 GBP for the full programme during 16 months.
  • Apply before 19th June and save £400 on the PGDip course fees and £800 on the LLM.


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