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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Law

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    1 year full-time; 2 years part-time; 3 years part-time

  • Course Type

    LLM

  • Course Fees

    For current fees visit our website

  • Last Updated

    14 September 2018

Course content

The LLM in International Commercial and Maritime Law enables students to specialise in more than one area, with specialised modules in both Commercial and Maritime Law. The International Commercial and Maritime Law course provides opportunities for students to develop and demonstrate knowledge, understanding and skills relating to international commercial transactions and the challenges of maritime law. 

You will gain an in-depth knowledge which, when combined with our enhanced employability initiatives, can pave the way to a range of careers in this field.

Key Features of International Commercial and Maritime Law

Study your LLM in International Commercial and Maritime Law at Swansea and you’ll benefit from:

  • A thriving academic environment committed to excellence in teaching and research – 96% of students are very satisfied with Swansea’s LLM teaching quality and 97% stated that the academic support they received whilst completing their LLM was exceptional (Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2018)
  • An exceptional student experience – LLMs at Swansea University have an overall satisfaction rating of 98%- a figure which is much higher than UK average (Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2018)
  • A professional but friendly environment with excellent pastoral support
  • Free English classes, which attracts students from all over the world, ensuring a dynamic and diverse community
  • Innovative lectures delivered by academics at the forefront of scholarship in their field
  • Extra-curricular activities including mooting competitions and summer schools abroad
  • An excellent employability agenda – Swansea LLM programmes have close links with partners across the world, ensuring graduates are particularly well placed in the job market
  • Exemption from the level 2 requirements of CIArb membership, enabling you to apply for the level of Member of the Institute (MCIArb), on successful completion the International Commercial Arbitration module

International Commercial and Maritime Law Course Structure

This LLm in International Commercial and Maritime Law is modular, with students needed to accumulate 180 credits to graduate. The International Commercial and Maritime Law programme is divide in to two parts:

  • Part 1 consists of four modules, each weighted at 30 credits

Following successful completion of the taught modules, students may proceed to part 2:

  • The second part of this LLM consists of two research projects
  • The projects are customarily researched and written up over the summer period and are designed to enable students to develop their research skills

We offer a wide range of full modules (taught from September till May/June). International Commercial and Maritime Law students must taken one module from the following list:

Admiralty Law, Marine Insurance Law, Charterparties: Law and Practice, Carriage of Goods by Sea, Land and Air, Oil and Gas Law: Contracts and Liabilities, and Law of the Sea.

And one module from the following list:

International Trade Law, Law and Practice relating to International Banking and Commercial Payments, E-Commerce Law, Competition Law, International Intellectual Property law, Law of Intellectual Assets Management & Transactions, International Corporate Law and Governance, and Ship and Other Mobile Assets Finance Law.

International Commercial and Maritime Law students are taught in small classes to encourage active discussion. Teaching is supported by the use of our Blackboard virtual learning environment, which facilitates online learning. This also gives students access to course materials and shared areas for group work and discussion.

All LLM modules are assessed using a combination of coursework and examination, with each carrying an equal weighting of 50%.

Modules

Modules on the International Commercial and Maritime Law may include:

  • Carriage of Goods by Sea, Land and Air
  • Law of the Sea
  • Admiralty Law
  • Charterparties: Law and Practice
  • The Law of Marine Insurance
  • Oil and Gas Law: Contracts and Liabilities
  • E-Commerce
  • International Intellectual Property Law
  • Competition Law
  • Law of Intellectual Assets Management & Transactions
  • International Corporate Law and Governance
  • Ship and Other Mobile Assets Finance Law
  • Law of International Trade
  • Law and Practice relating to International Banking and Commercial Payments

Careers and Employability

Enhancing our students’ employability is a key priority. In order to do this, we organise a number of initiatives for LLM students:

  • Personal employability advice from dedicated Employability Officers
  • A series of guest lectures to give a students an insight into practice in the field
  • Mooting competitions
  • The annual LLM careers fair, which gives students the opportunity to meet representatives from local and international law firms
  • Networking events and visits to leading practices within the City of London

Meet our student

Steve graduated with an LLM in International Commercial and Maritime Law at Swansea University. He is currently working as the Head of Regional Legal Services at the Heritage Bank Limited in Lagos, Nigeria. In his role, Steve supervises the regional offices across the country and provides comprehensive legal advice on credit transactions across the various branches of the bank.

Steve Agbiboa (Nigeria), LLM in International Commercial and Maritime Law


Visit the International Commercial and Maritime Law LLM page on the Swansea University website for more details!

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