The course will appeal to applicants who are interested in the law of the sea and international law, but who do not necessarily want to study the commercial aspects of a Maritime Law degree.
The course focusses predominantly on international law, with a particular emphasis on the law of the sea. Students will acquire expertise in the multifaceted interface between the different fields of international law, whilst also developing specialist knowledge of the law pertaining to the sea. The skills learnt on this programme are adaptable to work in international bodies (e.g. the UN), international courts and tribunals, and international law firms; as well as in roles relating to piracy or marine pollution (e.g. the ICC Commercial Crime Services, the International Maritime Organisation, the Marine Management Organisation and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency).
Employment Opportunities Graduates of this programme will have employment opportunities with international law firms; international organisations (e.g. United Nations, World Bank, World Trade Organisation, European Union); international courts and tribunals; ‘think tanks’ and research centres; and non-governmental organisations and government (e.g. Ministries of Justice and Foreign Affairs). Some graduates may also progress to teaching and/or research.
Research Methods Public International Law International Law of the Sea Dissertation (on a topic within the international law of the sea) Optional modules (choose three):
International Environmental Law International Criminal Law International Law of Armed Conflict Admiralty Law International Human Rights Law Structure Programmes commencing in September:
Taught modules are undertaken in the period of September to June and will involve the study of 120 credits.
The dissertation (or equivalent) is valued at 60 credits and is undertaken during the period of June to September.
Programmes commencing in January:
Taught modules are undertaken in the period of January to June and September to January and will involve the study of 120 credits.
The dissertation (or equivalent) is valued at 60 credits and is undertaken during the period of June to September.undertaken during the period of June to September.