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Diploma in Maritime Safety Law

Study key maritime safety legal policies by tutored distance learning

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Delivered by tutored distance learning

The course will improve your career prospects and your performance whilst demonstrating your professional credibility to employers, clients and peers.

You will learn about a wide range of maritime safety law issues and the implementation, application and enforcement of these in practice. So you can understand not only why there are certain procedures, but also the penalties for not adhering to these laws.

Hear why you should study this excellent programme from the Course Director


  • Describe the role and responsibilities of the various institutional stakeholders and states in enforcing maritime safety law
  • Have a detailed appreciation of the four pillars of qualitative shipping: SOLAS, MARPOL, STCW and ILO MLC 2006
  • Analyse the human element in maritime safety and releavnt legal frameworks
  • Evaluate maritime safety law in relation to communications and navigation
  • Explain how the carriage of dangerous goods is legislated for and the specifics of different ship types
  • Identify the ramifications of non-compliance in various safety laws
  • Explore the legal issues in maritime security and how they relate to safety

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Qualification: Lloyd’s Maritime Academy Professional Development Diploma
Awarded by: North Kent College
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Delivery: Part-time Tutored Distance Learning
Duration: 12 months
Fees: £3200 / US$4960- £3400 / US$5270 + VAT if applicable. Take a closer look at fees

This professional development course is of vital importance not only for safety managers who want a greater understanding of the legal aspects to their role, but also wider operational professionals and legal professionals who need a deeper insight into the maritime sector, particularly those involved in (or wishing to be involved in) the implementation and enforcement of maritime safety policy.

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Dr. Iliana Christodoulou-Varotsi
Maîtrise, DEA, Doctorat
Legal Consultant and Independent Trainer

Dr Christodoulou-Varotsi is a legal and academic expert with an international educational and professional background specialised in maritime and EU law. She has been a member of the Athens Bar Association (Greece) since 1995 and is currently involved with consulting work, legal education and training. She is also a certified trainer and lecturer in Greece, as well as an accredited mediator.

Dr Christodoulou-Varotsi is joined by a host of of expert authors, you can read more here.

Delivered by online tutored distance learning, this programme allows you to study and gain knowledge without disrupting your normal work

You will have access to all course materials, expert tutorial support and peer networking using our online learning management system.

Each module ends with an online test so you can check your understanding of the content.

More about our distance learning

Distance learning, face-to-face workshops, webinars, elearning and blended delivery to match your requirements

We welcome companies placing individual students or groups on any of our publicly advertised distance learning courses, or for larger corporate groups we will deliver to your individual requirements, including instructor lead training, blended delivery solutions, customised assessments, flexible time-scales and dedicated support for learning and development managers.

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Crucial study of the key maritime safety laws and how they are legislated, implemented and enforced

Ready to apply?

Do not delay your application – you may qualify for an early enrolment discount, and some courses have a maximum number of participants. Our online application form securely accepts payment by credit card in either £, $ or €, or we will invoice you or your employer for payment by bank transfer.

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