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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 sea constitutes two thirds of the entire planet and is of fundamental importance to human activity; sustaining life and providing commerce, navigational routes and a substantial proportion of our natural resources.

This specialised LLM in International Maritime Law has been developed to provide students with an understanding of the need to regulate such a wide range of maritime issues. You will gain a detailed and relevant knowledge of various aspects of maritime law, covering contracts for the carriage of goods, marine insurance, international trade and law of the sea.

Key Features of International Maritime Law

Study your LLM in International 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 Maritime Law Course Structure

This LLM in International Maritime Law is modular, with students needed to accumulate 180 credits to graduate.

The International 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). As part of this degree students can study the following modules (you must take at least 2 of the modules win bold):

Admiralty Law, Charterparties: Law and Practice, Marine Insurance, Oil and Gas Law: Contracts and Liabilities, Carriage of Goods by Sea, Land and Air, Law of the Sea, International Trade Law, E-Commerce, International Commercial Arbitratio, and Ship and Other Mobile Assets Finance Law.

International 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 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 Commercial Arbitration
  • Ship and Other Mobile Assets Finance Law
  • Law of International Trade

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

After graduating with an LLM in International Maritime Law, Christina joined the South of England P&I Club as a Claims Handler, where she dealt with various P&I as well as worldwide Legal and Defence claims. She now works for the Gard P&I Club, where she holds a position as Claims Executive, handling personal injury claims.

Christina, LLM in International Maritime Law


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

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