The International Trade and Maritime Law with Professional Placement course is offered by the University of Essex .
Delve in to the legal principles surrounding the exciting field of global trade with a focus on the shipping industry. Specialise in two key areas of commercial law: International Trade law and Maritime Law, building your knowledge and skills within a continuously growing niche industry. These two areas bring together many fields of law from advanced contract to the law of the sea. The international nature of this course, covering international trade and shipping, is matched by the diverse staff and students that form our truly global community.
You develop a thorough and in-depth knowledge and understanding of the main principles of law in the areas of international trade and maritime law. Exploring the social, political, cultural and economic background of the laws in question, you gain an understanding of how national, European Union Law and International Law interact. You will cover a variety of topics, including:
- Financing International Trade
- How Marine Insurance protects ships and cargoes
- International Law of the Sea issues
- Sale and Carriage of Goods by Sea Contracts
- Environmental Protection Laws
Our School of Law graduates have gone on to a wide variety of careers in international and intergovernmental organisations or employment with governments across the world, in commerce and banking, in non-governmental organisations and, as might be expected, in the legal profession and the judiciary. Students have joined Protection and Indemnity Clubs, working in the Insurance industry including Lloyd’s of London opportunities; they join shipping companies and associations such as the International Maritime Purchasing Association. Others have gone on to Shipping Law firms or Commercial Banks and you can aspire to careers in organisations such as the International Maritime Organisation, UN Conference on Trade and Development or the International Chamber of Commerce. Maritime Law offers a plethora of opportunities and whilst you are at Essex, our staff can advise what type of careers will be suitable according to the modules you found interesting on the course.
During the year, we hold a careers session for our students in which we reflect upon our own careers and how they have been built as well as those from former students. We are always available to discuss career options and if you are interested in a particular area of the law, we can link you up with the relevant alumni to offer advice.
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- Banking Law
- International Trade Finance Law
- International Sale of Goods
- Carriage of Goods By Sea
- International Commercial Dispute Resolution
- Foundation Essay for International Trade Law
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- 24 months
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DisciplinesInternational Relations International Law Master of Laws (LLM) View 395 other Masters in International Law in United Kingdom
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- A 2:2. Degree in Law or a joint honours Degree with Law. Applicants who do not hold a Law Degree but who have additional relevant professional experience and/or traineeships or professional qualifications/certifications issued by professional bodies such as Bar Associations can apply and will be considered.
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International19740 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 19740 GBP per year during 24 months.
National9200 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9200 GBP per year during 24 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.