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LLM in International Maritime Law

Study international trade and maritime law by distance learning and gain an LLM

Commencing 24 September 2018 - Application deadline 24 August

Your qualification in International Maritime Law

An LLB is required to be accepted onto the LLM

The renowned part-time distance learning LLM from Lloyd’s Maritime Academy and the World Maritime University develops leading knowledge and awareness of international trade and maritime law, increasing understanding of how commercial trade ventures may give rise to legal issues. With English law recognised internationally as a dominant legal system providing the basis for maritime and trade contracts, and with London as the single most important forum for settling disputes, both through court litigation and arbitration, this course approaches law in relation to how it is applied in practice. The course finishes with a research based module and a dissertation, allowing you to consolidate and apply all the theory you have learnt throughout the course.

When: 24 September 2018
Where: Delivered online with the support of leading industry experts
Duration: 26 months
Qualification: LLM in International Maritime Law from the World Maritime University

Ideal for: This course is of great relevance to those who wish to acquire expertise in international trade and maritime / shipping law. The programme has been specifically designed for students from a wide variety of commercial shipping backgrounds, both legal and non-legal, including existing lawyers; those engaged in the shipping and trading industries; trading brokers; shipping/chartering organisations; salvage organisations; P&I Clubs; insurance; and those engaged in investment, finance and banking.

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Completely up to date, with the modules covering as many topics as possible, it really did exceed my expectations. I appreciated the authors' efforts to include the most recent case law into the courses.

Simeon Simeonov, Lawyer


  • Introductory Module: An introduction to the English legal system
  • Module 1 - English Commercial Law and International Sales
  • Module 2 - BIlls of Lading Contracts
  • Module 3 - Charterparty Contracts
  •  Module 4 - Marine Insurance Law
  • Module 5 - Admiralty Law and General Average
  • Module 6 -  Payment and Finance for International Trade
  • Module 7 - Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation
  • Module 8 - Conflict of Laws and Forum Shopping

Specialist Modules

  • Specialist Module A - Ship Finance Law
  • Specialist Module B - Oil and Chemical Pollution
  • Specialist Module C - European Union Competition Law in Shipping
  • Specialist Module D - The Four Pillars of Maritime Regulation
  • Research-based module: Researching Business Law
  • Dissertation

It made me go into areas where I might not have gone in the normal course of my own work, which makes the vision broader.

  Imran Khan, Director of Marine Assurance

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This is a World Maritime University programme and qualification. The course is taught, assessed, quality assured and awarded by the World Maritime University. Enrolment and delivery is managed by Lloyd’s Maritime Academy.