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Law of the Sea, LL.M.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #389 (QS) ,
The Master in Law of the Sea at UIT the Arctic University of Norway to broaden the traditional approach to the Law of the Sea from jurisdictional issues to also include substantial law such as conservation and sustainable use of biological resources and protection of biodiversity and the environment.

About

The Master in Law of the Sea at UIT the Arctic University of Norway will through its courses and master's thesis give the students a broad introduction and knowledge of the Law of the Sea, including its development and the political and institutional aspects. Students at the programme are taught by legal experts from the Faculty of Law and JCLOS as well as other institutions, such as intergovernmental organizations, international tribunals, academics and practitioners. The teaching includes lectures, problem-based seminars, writing courses, moot-court experiences and excursions to relevant institutions, where in all activities students are active participants.

The programme is intensive with a structure of three semesters through one calendar year, starting in August. The autumn semester consists of two introductory courses on the Law of the Sea and the politics of the Law of the Sea. The spring semester focuses on more specific topics on the Arctic and protection of the Marine Environment. In the third semester students select their own topic for an individual research project, which is to be completed during the summer.

To achieve these objectives the candidates are to acquire and develop the following qualifications:

Knowledge:

An LL.M. candidate in the law of the sea shall have:

  • Advanced knowledge on the central subjects of the law of the sea;
  • Specialized knowledge on other subjects of the law of the sea;
  • Knowledge on scientific research methods.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • General Law of the Sea
  • Protection of the Marine Environment by International Law
  • General Law of the Sea
  • Law of the Sea and the Arctic 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    90 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    85

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  • Minimum required score:

    580

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

  • Bachelor degree in law or political science + motivational letter

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 12 months.
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  • semester fee of NOK 625 (63 EUR)

Living costs for Tromsø

  • 9000 - 15000 NOK/month
    Living Costs

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