Maritime Law

University of Oslo

LL.M. On Campus
15 months
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Transport at sea - what happens when something goes wrong? If you are curious about the rules and regulations that govern the shipping industry and want to learn more about the legal side of this international business, then the Maritime Law programme of the University of Oslo is for you.


Why choose this programme?

Maritime Law is an exciting and challenging international subject for lawyers and others with an interest in shipping.

The Maritime Law programme of the University of Oslo gives you a specialization in a truly international field of law, which is of great practical importance.

Which aspects does the programme cover?

The program covers all private law aspects of shipping.

It discusses traditional subjects like transport of goods and passengers:

  • Can owners claim compensation if their goods are damaged or lost during transport?
  • Can passengers bring charges against a shipping company if the vessel is not ship-shape?

In addition the programme cover more recent subjects like:

  • Ship causalities: Who will pay for damages to the environment caused by oil pollution from a big tanker?
  • Attacks on vessels: Can we prevent attacks on vessels from terrorists and pirates, and who will pay for the damages caused?
  • Effects of the global financial situation on the shipping industry: Can I cancel a contract for building a new vessel because an economic crisis has made it impossible for me to trade the vessel profitably?

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Maritime Law: Contracts
  • Maritime Law: Liability and Insurance
  • Maritime Law: Safety, Competition and EU
  • Maritime Law in practice: Mock Trial
  • Petroleum Law
  • Energy Law

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 15 months

Start dates & application deadlines






On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • You must have a bachelor’s degree comparable to a Norwegian bachelor’s degree.
  • 4-year bachelor's degree or Licence.
  • You must have a minimum grade average comparable to a Norwegian C in the required specialization. A Norwegian C is described as a good grade, generally comparable to an American B and a Second Class Upper in the British system.
  • Documentation of English language proficiency.
  • Scan and upload your official transcripts documenting that you have completed your upper secondary education.
  • You must scan and upload your official bachelor's degree certificate and academic transcript.
  • Documentation of financing.
  • Passport or ID card.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 15 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 15 months.


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