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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:

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

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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