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Maritime Law (Top-Up) (Distance Learning)

London Metropolitan University

12 months
3975 GBP/year
3975 GBP/year
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If you hold a Maritime Law Postgraduate Diploma, you too can sign up for our highly successful Maritime Law (Top-Up) (Distance Learning) course from London Metropolitan University. It will greatly enhance your academic knowledge and career potential in the legal and maritime industry.

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You can also study from your home or any location around the world with this online course. Meaning you won't have to be present on campus, and you can still attend to your other responsibilities and work commitments.

You'll develop an advanced understanding of your chosen specialist area in maritime law with the Maritime Law (Top-Up) (Distance Learning) course from London Metropolitan University .

Focused on the shipping sector, this unique distance-learning programme will:

  • allow you to independently research and develop an expert understanding of an area of maritime law of your choice
  • improve both your research and independent study skills
  • enhance your ability to develop critical arguments

Where this course can take you

Your newly acquired knowledge and research skills will allow you to apply for legal practitioner and other related roles in the maritime sector's legal sphere.

Because the course encourages focus on one special area of research, our graduates have also been able to move into highly specialised positions within international trade and the maritime industry.

Programme Structure

  • LLM in Maritime Law Top-Up Dissertation - This module is a supervised research-based dissertation in a relevant subject of the student’s own choice, subject to the approval of the Course Directors.
  • The dissertation module comprises support and interactive ‘one to one’ supervision between students and supervisors. The minimal expectation for contact between student and supervisor is around 5 hours, but this can be greater depending on the individual dissertation and specific needs of the supervisor.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

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180 alternative credits



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General requirements

You will be required to have:

  • passed the Maritime Law Postgraduate Diploma at one of the following institutions: London Metropolitan University, Lloyd’s Maritime Academy or World Maritime University.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3975 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3975 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    3975 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3975 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.


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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