Maritime Law at City, University of London - UCAS

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Course summary

The LLM course in Maritime Law will give you the opportunity to acquire and develop the legal knowledge and skills vital to a career in the vibrant and fast growing sphere of Maritime Law. Your learning will have an active emphasis on how the law operates in relation to specific maritime issues. These issues include shipping contracts, insurance, admiralty practice, international sale of goods, and commercial arbitration. You can also explore the International Law of the Sea.

  • You will learn directly from academics and practitioners with years of extensive experience in the field.
  • We aim for you to gain greater commercial awareness of the legal principles and rules that impact international transport, especially by sea.
  • You are likely to benefit from this commercial approach if you work in the maritime and international trade sector, or have an interest in doing so.


As with all Master of Laws (LLM) specialisms at City, University of London, you may take either 5 modules and a shorter dissertation (10,000 words) or 4 modules and a longer dissertation (20,000 words). All modules are of the same duration and are taught per term (September – December or January – April) rather than the whole academic year. If you take 4 modules you will take 2 per term in each term and if you take 5 modules will have 3 in one term and 2 in the other. Dissertations are written during the summer term when there are no classes. In order to obtain this specialism, you must choose at least three modules from within this specialism and write your dissertation on a subject within the specialism.

  • Admiralty Law (30 credits)
  • Carriage of Goods by Sea (30 credits)
  • International Trade Law (30 credits)
  • Marine Insurance (30 credits)
  • World Trade Law (30 credits)
  • International Law of the Sea (30 credits)
  • International Commercial Arbitration (30 credits)
Dissertation (incorporating research methods training)
  • 10,000 word Supervised Dissertation (30 credits) or
  • 20,000 word Supervised Dissertation (60 credits)
For your remaining modules you can choose from more than 40 modules covering a diverse range of subjects. As with all LLM specialisms, you will also have a choice of any of the modules on our Law LLM.

Assessment method

You will be assessed mainly through coursework, with each module contributing equally to your qualification. Some modules may be assessed by filmed assessment or examination. The programme will be delivered using a hybrid model of delivery. For each taught module you will have a one hour weekly lecture and a one hour weekly interactive seminar. You will be allocated a dedicated supervisor for your dissertation who will help them develop a specific topic and provide support in terms of resources, content and structure.

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold an Honours degree in law or an equivalent qualification (for some courses an appropriate professional qualification and relevant experience is also acceptable); applicants whose first language is not English require an IELTS score of 7 or equivalent.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9995 Year 1
International £9995 Year 1
England £7110 Year 1
Scotland £7110 Year 1
Wales £7110 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7110 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Maritime Law at City, University of London - UCAS