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Maritime Law

University of Southampton

12 months
19850 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Gain a maritime law qualification with the Maritime Law LLM course offered by the University of Southampton. You will be taught the skills and practical knowledge to work in your chosen path on this flexible degree. You’ll get to specialise in a choice of areas including marine insurance, admiralty law and arbitration law.


Course Details

Shipping plays a central role in global trade, meaning that maritime law can offer a wide range of career opportunities.

With a global reputation for maritime research and world-leading academics, Southampton Law School is one of the best places in the UK to study for a master’s in maritime law. This Maritime Law LLM course offered by the University of Southampton combines the practical skills and theoretical knowledge you’ll need for a range of specialisms.

During your studies, you’ll develop your knowledge through a grounding in areas like criminal and contract law. This will improve the practical legal skills you need to advise, litigate and negotiate.

Southampton Law School is home to a vibrant port city and maritime institutions including:

  • The Institute of Maritime Law
  • The National Oceanography Centre Southampton
  • The Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute
  • The research division of Lloyd’s Register

Career Opportunities

As an LLM graduate, you’ll be able to work in specialist maritime organisations. Southampton graduates are regularly sought after by these firms:

  • Campbell Johnson Clark
  • White & Case
  • Ince & Co
  • Reed Smith
  • Addleshaw Goddard
  • Clyde & Co
  • Burges Salmon

LLM graduates also often work in Protection and Indemnity (P&I) Clubs including:

  • Gard
  • Skuld
  • Britannia Steam Ship
  • The Standard Club
  • Steamship

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • International Law of the Sea
  • International Trade Law
  • Marine Insurance
  • Admiralty Law
  • Carriage of Goods by Sea
  • Commercial Conflict of Laws and International Litigation
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • Carriage by Air
  • Insurance Law

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You’ll need a 2:1 degree in Law or a subject with at least 4 law modules.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19850 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19850 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

EU and international students pay £19,850.

Living costs for Southampton

697 - 1093 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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