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Postgraduate Diploma in International Maritime Law

Study international trade and maritime law by distance learning

Commencing September 2018 - apply early for discounted rate

Your qualification in International Maritime Law

Students with an LLB can apply for the full LLM option

The renowned part-time distance learning Postgraduate Diploma from Lloyd’s Maritime Academy and the World Maritime University.  The programme 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.

Students with a prior degree in Law may continue their studies to the degree of LLM in International Maritime Law. The LLM is offered in collaboration between Lloyd’s Maritime Academy and the World Maritime University.

When: September 2018
Where: Delivered online with the support of leading industry experts
Duration: 16 Months
Qualification: Postgraduate Diploma from the World Maritime University (continuation option to LLM)

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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The course is not only educative and informative but actually it enhances your thinking, absorbing and interacting capabilities. Overall a very pleasurable experience

                                                            K.Kapoor, Pacific International Lines


10 MODULES AVAILABLE

  • An introduction to the English legal system
  • English Commercial Law and International Sales
  • Bills of Lading Contracts
  • Charterparty Contracts
  • Marine Insurance Law
  • Admiralty Law and General Average
  • Payment and Finance for International Trade
  • Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation
  • 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

Download the full course syllabus to find out more about each module and what you will learn on the course.


I found the course excellent for focusing my mind and providing a disciplined approach to issues

                                                 Steve Martin, Head of Chartering and Projects


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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.