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Gain a high level of understanding of the most critical elements of International Trade and Maritime Law
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High profile law firms and academics contribute to the programme

About Distance Learning

Flexible, easily accessible, cost effective, global classroom.

Just some of the reasons why it is the best training solution for you.

Maritime Law: In-company training for your business

Distance learning, instructor led workshops, webinars, elearning and blended delivery for corporate groups.

Postgraduate Diploma in International Maritime Law: essential qualification for the maritime industry

Programme Overview - Postgraduate Diploma in International Maritime Law

This Postgraduate Diploma distance learning course is firmly established as a respected response to the growing demand for education in International Trade and Maritime Law within the shipping, trade and related industries.

By successfully completing this maritime law course you will be able to:
> Understand the principles of International Trade and Maritime Law and the overall commercial context in which those principles operate,
> Analyse practical problems raising legal issues,
> Apply the relevant law to problems that arise in practice,
> Negotiate a dispute settlement,
> Develop the capacity for independent study,
> Gain an internationally recognised qualification from an international university.

Download the latest Postgraduate Diploma in International Maritime Law prospectus here.

English law is recognised internationally as a dominant legal system for maritime and trade contracts, with London as the single most important forum for settling disputes. The law will be studied in relation to how it is applied in practice, and the distance learning course brings together the intellectual rigour of academia with the experience of leading legal practitioners.

This Postgraduate Diploma in International Maritime Law qualification will demonstrate your high level of understanding and knowledge of the most critical aspects of International Trade and Maritime Law.

Distance Learning Prospectus

Distance Learning prospectus

Choice of course specialist modules:

• Ship finance law

• Oil and chemical pollution

• European Union competition law in relation to shipping

• The Four Pillars of Maritime Regulation

Download the latest Diploma in International Maritime Law distance learning syllabus here for the full course content.

LLM in Maritime Law (Top up)

It is possible to further your studies through to a LLM degree by distance learning, (subject to sufficient enrollment).

Successful completion of the course will entitle you to carry your Postgraduate Diploma credits onto the LLM course.


Past students represent some of these companies:

  • Monte Carlo People Service Leisure
  • Andreas Sofocleous & Co
  • Hess Services UK Limited
  • Arthur Cox
  • Vidya Limite
  • Ports and Maritime Organziation
  • LMS Ship Management
  • CT offshore A/S
  • Smithson Services Limited
  • MSPL Ltd
  • CMA CGM UK Shipping Limited
  • Cayman Islands Shipping Registry
  • Topaz Marine MENA
  • Brit Insurance
  • Ghana Maritime Authority
  • Rachel & Zachs
  • Thomson Reuters Markets
  • IMC Shipping Pte Ltd
  • AM Solicitors
  • V Ships Asia Pte Ltd
  • Wang Jing & Co Xamien Office
  • Gulf Agency Company Limited
  • London Offshore Consultants
  • VAVA Crew IC
  • Zenon Pretoleum & Gas
  • RCN Group
  • V Ships PLC
  • Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority
  • Netherlands Navy
  • Ordu University Fatsa Vocational School
  • CIS Navigation INC
  • RFIB Group Ltd
  • MMS Maritime (India) PVT Ltd
  • Patdappas Associates
  • Seamec Limited
  • UKSA
  • V Ships UK
  • Mobil Producing Nigeria Limited
  • UACC
  • Sanco Marine Services PVT Ltd
  • Halul Offshore Services Company
  • US Coast Guard
  • Navieras Ultragas Ltd
  • BP Shipping Ltd
  • Skuld Germany GMBH
  • International Marine Transportation Ltd
  • RSA
  • Ministry of Energy
  • Anthony Veder Rederijzaken
  • Industrial Metallurgical Holding
  • UTC Overseas Inc
  • Sonata D.O.O
  • Braemar Technical Services
  • Brodies LLP
  • Lamnalaco Nigeria Ltd
  • Cirrus Oil Services Ltd
  • Fleet Management Limited
  • Lalship Sdn BHD
  • Eldib Pandi
  • ZAO "Maersk"
  • DFDS Seaways
  • De Long Minerals and Logic Tier
  • W K Webster & Co Ltd
  • Qatar Petroleum
  • Costamare Shipping Company SA
  • Fastnet Line Ltd
  • Marek Kedziora
  • Enterprises Sipping & Trading SA
  • Glencore UK Ltd
  • Department of Transport
  • Prestea Sankofa Gold Ltd
  • Merchant Navy Boat-Building Ship Base
  • Graham M.Riles & Co Solicitors
  • Nigeria LNG Ltd
  • Federal Capital Territroy Administration
  • Ministry of Transport
  • OMCI Shipmanagement Pvt Ltd
  • UP of Marine Consultancy - Offshore
  • FCI International Ltd
  • Stichling Hahn Hilbrich GmbH
  • Ministry of Defence
  • Dobson Fleet Management
  • MISC Berhad
  • Smit
  • Nigerian Nay
  • Atlantic
  • Scandlines Deutschland GMBH
  • A.M Marine Surveys LLC
  • Grindrod Shipping (South Africa) Pty Limited
  • BCIT- Marine Campus
  • Harper Peterson
  • Tropical Shipping
  • Arkas Holdings SA
  • Private Joint Stock Shipping Company
  • Permanent Representation of Cote d'ivoire
  • Total Trading Asia Pte Ltd
  • Koch Fertilizer Trading Sarl
  • L'Amico Tankers Limited
  • SMIT Salvage BV
  • Total E&P Angola
  • Caspian Offshore Construction LLP
  • Ghana Navy
  • Soloi Inc

Continuing Professional Development

Solicitors Regulation Authority

16 hours CPD from 1 November 2015- 31 October 2016, or the new Competence-based evaluation.

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