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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

    Please visit our website for the International Commercial and Maritime Law course fee information.

  • Last Updated

    30 July 2019

The LLM in International Commercial and Maritime Law will give you knowledge and skills in two important fields of law to pave the way to a range of exciting careers.

Learning from experts with high level academic and practical experience, you will gain an in-depth understanding of the legal and practical challenges surrounding international commercial transactions, and of the issues around regulation of commerce, navigation, and other activity on the seas.

This LLM degree in International Commercial and Maritime Law will help you become a specialist in both commercial and maritime law, with knowledge and skills that are highly valued by employers.

Why International Commercial and Maritime Law at Swansea?

As a International Commercial and Maritime Law student at the Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law, you will be part of a globally recognised law school, with a thriving academic environment committed to excellence in teaching and research, and offering an exceptional student experience.

  • You will be exempted from the level 2 requirements of CIArb membership, so you can apply for the level of Member of the Institute (MCIArb), on successful completion the International Commercial Arbitration module
  • Swansea University is ranked 26th in the UK for research quality and 22nd for research impact (REF 2014)

Your International Commercial and Maritime Law experience

On this LLM degree in International Commercial and Maritime Law you will gain the knowledge and experience to develop into a 21st century lawyer or legal service practitioner with specialist and in-depth understanding of international commercial and maritime law.

Our International Commercial and Maritime Law degrees give you the opportunity to learn from academics who are industry experts, with a wealth of academic and practical experience.

You will also learn through:

  • Guest lectures to give you insight into practice in the field
  • Mooting competitions
  • Summer schools abroad

International Commercial and Maritime Law employment opportunities

Graduates of the LLM in International Commercial and Maritime Law are well positioned for stimulating and rewarding career opportunities.

Improving your employability is a key priority for us, and we organise a range of events to help, including the annual LLM careers fair, which gives you the opportunity to meet local and international law firms, as well as networking events and visits to leading practices in the City of London.

International Commercial and Maritime Law modules

International Commercial and Maritime Law students must take 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.

Plus 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.

Students can choose another 2 modules from those available on International Maritime Law or International Commercial Law.

How you're taught on the International Commercial and Maritime Law course

This Master of Laws programme in International Commercial and Maritime Law is modular, with students needing to accumulate 180 credits.

The International Commercial and Maritime Law programme is divide into two parts:

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

Following successful completion of part 1, students may proceed to part 2:

  • The second part of this LLM consists of two research projects
  • The projects are usually completed over the summer period and are designed to develop students’ research skills

Students enrolled on the LLM in International Commercial and Maritime Law will be given the option of choosing one of their research essays in the following areas:

  • E-commerce 
  • Law and Practice relating to International Banking and Commercial Payments
  • International Intellectual Property Law
  • Law of Intellectual Assets Management & Transactions
  • International Corporate Law and Governance
  • Ship and Other Mobile Assets Finance Law 
  • International Trade Law

The second research essay must be selected in one of the following areas:

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

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

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