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International Maritime Law, Postgraduate Diploma

  • Application Deadline
  • 16 months
    Duration
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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.

Overview

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, the International Maritime Law programme offered by the World Maritime University in collaboration with Lloyd’s Maritime Academy 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 course is of great relevance to 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:

  • An introduction to the English legal system 
  • 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 
  • Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation 
  • Conflict of Laws and Forum Shopping 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 16 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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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

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6200 GBP per year and a duration of 16 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6200 GBP per year and a duration of 16 months.
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  • Book before 14th June: £6,200 
  • Book after 14th June: £6,600

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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