LLM Maritime Law

General information

Since its introduction in 1987, the LLM programme has continued to grow in popularity and prestige. Offering a wide and diverse range of over 50 options, the programme now attracts some 150 to 180 candidates each year, from more than 50 countries, confirming its status as one of the leading and most exciting LLM programmes available.

Students on the LLM in Maritime Law at the University of Nottingham benefit not only from the expertise of all the Nottingham academics who contribute to the programme, all of whom are actively engaged in high quality research, but also from the insights provided by visiting speakers. In 2007-2008, the Maritime Law programme will be enriched by contributions from leading members of the commercial bar who have appeared before the courts in maritime law litigation and from Mans Jacobson, former Director of the International Oil Pollution Compensation Funds.

This course addresses issues as diverse as the liability of carriers of goods to the exploitation of fish stocks, the legal response to stowaways, to the insurance response to smuggling.

Maritime law unfolds against the most dramatic of backdrops, such as war and invasion, storms and pollution disasters. It addresses issues as diverse as the liability of carriers of goods to the exploitation of fish stocks, the legal response to stowaways, to the insurance response to smuggling.

The course is headed by experts in the field, namely Professors Howard Bennett and Sarah Dromgoole. Howard Bennett holds the Hind Chair in Commercial Law and, being interested in international trade and maritime law generally, he is an internationally renowned expert on marine insurance. He is author of the prize-winning 'The Law of Marine Insurance' and is a contributing author to the authoritative Benjamin’s Sale of Goods with responsibility for international trade finance.

Sarah Dromgoole, Professor of Maritime Law, is one of the world's leading experts on the law relating to shipwrecks, a topic that has gained focus in recent years due to the opening up of the oceans by advances in deep-water technology. She has published extensively on this subject, is regularly consulted by governments and other organisations, and is much in demand to give conference papers and seminars. Sarah also has many years of teaching experience in the international trade law field.

Students take 120 credits’ worth of 15 and/or 30 credit modules during the taught components of this course. To qualify for the LLM Maritime Law you  must choose at least 90 credits from the list of qualifying modules. The remaining 30 credits can be taken from anywhere else on the programme, subject to timetabling constraints. The LLM Maritime Law is concluded by undertaking a 60 credit dissertation. Currently, some of the subjects offered in relation to Maritime Law include:

  • Commercial Conflict of Law
  • EU Competition Law
  • International Sale of Goods
  • International Law of the Sea
  • Law of International Carriage of Goods by Sea
  • Law of Marine Insurance
  • Law of International Trade Finance
  • Maritime Law
Contact Person: Danielle Sinclair (Postgraduate Programmes Administrator) (llmphd@nottingham.ac.uk)

Content

The highlighted icons, represent the fields of education (in compliance with ISCED Classification) engaged during this course/programme.

0421 - Marine and maritime law", "0311 - Maritime economy", "0312 - Policy and governance

Venue

Venue: The University of Nottingham
Nottingham, United Kingdom

School of Law
University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD

Key facts

  • The School of Law was ranked 41st best law school in the world by the QS World Rankings 2016
  • The school enjoys professional relationships with international institutions, leading UK law firms, private industry and consultancies, and non-governmental organisations
  • We have a dedicated Legal Skills Advisor who delivers workshops and one-to-one sessions on issues such as time management, how to answer a problem question, how to research and reference, and how to choose a dissertation topic

Application


Cost:

If you are a UK/EU student in receipt of an offer for entry in 2016

Tuition fees will remain at £9,000 for the duration of your course, in line with the offer that you received from the University.

If you are a current UK/EU student

Tuition fees will remain at £9,000 for the duration of your course, in line with the offer that you received from the University.

If you are a new UK/EU entrant starting from 2017

The tuition fees for the first year of your course will, subject to new regulations expected to be passed in Autumn 2016, be £9,250. If these regulations are not passed before you begin your course in 2017, the tuition fees for the first year will be £9,000.

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by inflation (RPI excluding mortgage interest payments) as permitted by law or Government policy in the second and subsequent years of your course. If we intend to exercise this right to increase tuition fees, we will let you know by the end of June in the academic year before the one in which we intend to exercise that right.

The University in addition reserves the right to increase tuition fees to the maximum permitted by law or Government policy where this exceeds the rate of inflation. If we intend to exercise this right to increase tuition fees, we will let you know by the end of June in the academic year before the one in which we intend to exercise that right.

EU students

The fee status of EU students may be affected by UK Government policy following the outcome of any negotiations regarding the UK’s proposed exit from the European Union. For the latest information please see our EU Referendum


Prerequisites:

Entry requirements
2.1 Upper 2nd class hons degree or international equivalent. Mature applicants without standard entry requirements but with substantial and relevant experience may be considered. 

Language Requirements
IELTS: 
7.0 (with no less than 7.0 in writing, 6.5 in reading and 6.0 in speaking and listening).


Application Procedure:

The application process. Our aim is to make the application process as simple and efficient as possible. 

Before you apply. The first step on your path to postgraduate study is finding the right course or research area. You can find information about our courses and research opportunities on our postgraduate online prospectus.

International students. If you are an international student, you can find out more information about applying with alternative qualifications from overseas institutions on the International Office's country-specific webpages.

Applying. Once you have found the course or programme you are interested in, you can apply directly using our postgraduate online application system.

Application Deadline: there are no formal closing dates, you are advised to apply as early as possible and up to a year in advance of the start of your course.


Grant Opportunities:

Up-to-date fees information can be found on our student fees and finance website.

All students

The School of Law advertises a variety of funding opportunities each year, please see the funding opportunities webpage for further information.

Please also visit the Graduate School's online funding database for information about additional masters scholarships. 

International and EU students

The University of Nottingham offers a range of masters scholarships for international and EU students from a wide variety of countries and areas of study.

Applicants must receive an offer of study before applying for our scholarships. Applications for 2016 entry scholarships will open in late 2015. Please note the closing dates of any scholarships you are interested in and make sure you submit your masters course application in good time so that you have the opportunity to apply for them.

The International Office also provides information and advice for international and EU students on financing your degree, living costs, external sources of funding and working during your studies.

Find out more on our scholarships, fees and finance webpages for international applicants.

Qualification

Academic level: Master

Assessment:

Assessment for each module is by essay, examination or a combination of both.


Qualification: Master of Law

Credits:
Scheme: 
UK Credits
Value: 
180
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