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Maritime Law (Top-Up) (Distance Learning) LLM

Course Description

The LLM degree enables you to develop an advanced understanding of a specialist area of maritime law. It is suitable for those in both the legal and maritime industry who are looking to enhance their career prospects.

This unique distance learning programme for the shipping sector will:

allow you to develop an advanced understanding of an aspect of maritime law through independent research
improve both your research and independent study skills
enhance your ability to develop substantiated critical argument.


There will be formative assessment on the research proposal and literature review which will precede the substantive research for the dissertation.

The summative assessment will be entirely by way of the dissertation.

After the course

This course provides highly specialised knowledge and research skills relevant both to legal practitioners and to those operating more generally within the legal environment of the maritime sector. It would also assist anyone working in professions concerned with international trade and the maritime environment depending on the chosen line of speciality within the research framework.

Why London Met?

At London Metropolitan University, we place students at the centre of everything we do. We are proud of our vibrant, multicultural and socially diverse community, and welcome applicants regardless of age or background. We offer most of our courses on both a full- and part-time basis, in order to best meet your needs.

The University also has a strong culture of research. Over two thirds of the research we submitted to the most recent Research Assessment Exercise was judged to be “internationally recognised”, “internationally excellent” or “world-leading”. Many of these expert researchers will be leading your lectures, as will employers and professionals with extensive real-world experience. They will be supported by an excellent network of guest speakers and mentors from the industry, making sure you get the best possible guidance.

Support from London Met

If this course is for you, please make sure you also take a look at key resources for postgraduate students on our website:

Postgraduate open days: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/events/postgraduate-open-days/
Applying for a postgraduate course: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/applying/postgraduate/
Funding support for postgraduate students: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/applying/funding-your-studies/

Visit the Maritime Law (Top-Up) (Distance Learning) LLM page on the London Metropolitan University website for more details!

Student Profiles

Entry Requirements

You will be required to have passed the Postgraduate Diploma in Maritime Law at one of the following institutions:London Metropolitan UniversityLloyd’s Maritime AcademyWorld Maritime University

Course Fees

Fees vary by start point, please refer to the London Met website for accurate information.

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