LLM Maritime Law

General information

The Master of Laws (LLM) programme can be undertaken on a full-time basis in one year, a part-time basis in two years, or on a flexible basis in up to five years. The modules offered on the programme reflect the areas of research expertise within the faculty, and as an LLM student, you will be able to explore different areas of legal scholarship or choose to specialise in a particular field.

To successfully complete the LLM Law programme, you will need to obtain 180 credits: 120 credits from your taught modules and 60 credits from your Independent Research Essay. If you are studying as a full-time student, you will obtain all 180 credits in 12 months. Part-time students can spread their modules over 2 years, or by choosing a flexible study option, over 3-5 years. Once enrolled on the LLM Law programme, you may choose to orientate your study towards a particular specialism, and UCL Laws offers a range of specialist degrees in addition to the general LLM programme. 

LLM Law programme modules are taught either in seminars or in lectures and tutorials, depending on the number of students enrolled in the module. You can expect to attend one two-hour seminar or lecture each week for every module you are registered on. Typically, full-time students will have eight hours of teaching time each week of terms one and two, as well as any additional tutorials. Seminars and tutorials involve class discussions, and you will be expected to actively participate in those discussions. You may also be asked to work in teams and make presentations to the rest of your class.

Specialist Degree: Maritime Law - Core Modules

  • Carriage of Goods by the Sea: 30 Credits
  • International Law of the Sea: 30 Credits
  • International Trade Law: 15 Credits
  • Marine Insurance Law: 30 Credits
Contact Person: Laws Graduate Office (llm-law@ucl.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", "0413 - Logistics and shipping operational management", "0311 - Maritime economy", "0312 - Policy and governance

Venue

Venue: University College London
London, United Kingdom

Faculty of Laws
Bentham House - Endsleigh Gardens
London WC1H 0EG

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Cost:

Tuition fees cover all elements of your tuition, registration and examination. If applicable, any additional research expenses will be specified on your formal offer of admission.

Full details of the tuition fees for each academic year can be found under the Fee Schedule pages of the UCL Current Students website.

Tuition fees for subsequent years are subject to increase. You should make provision for such increases and this is implicit in accepting the offer of a place at UCL.

You must pay at least 50% of your tuition fee before or at enrolment to be fully enrolled, or provide a letter of sponsorship indicating who should be invoiced for your fee.

UK/EU students 

UCL’s tuition fee for UK/EU students registered on the LLM programme at UCL Laws for 2016-17 is £13,950 for full-time students, and £7,105 for part-time students.

International students

UCL’s tuition fee for international students registered on the LLM programme at UCL Laws for 2016-17 are £19,940 for full-time students, and £10,400 for part-time students.

Further information relating to tuition fees can be found in the Money section of the UCL Current Students website.

If you have any specific questions about tuition fees, email fees@ucl.ac.uk.

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Prerequisites:

Entry Requirements
In deciding whether to admit a student to the LLM programme at UCL Laws, your application will be considered in relation to your academic ability and intellectual maturity.

The minimum entry requirement for the LLM programme is a UK Bachelor’s degree in Law, awarded with a clear upper second-class Honours and evidence of ability to succeed in a programme of advanced study, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Please note that an overseas 2:1 may not be the same as a UK 2:1. If in doubt, please contact us for clarification.

Graduates whose first degree is not in law will be considered for admission if they have a good Upper Second-class degree with evidence of ability to succeed in a programme of advanced study, as well as a good Merit pass in the Common Professional Examination/Graduate Diploma in Law recognised by UK professional bodies.

In exceptional circumstances, graduates without a qualifying law degree but with substantial relevant work experience will also be considered.

Degree Requirements 
A good Upper Second-Class Honours degree (2:1) with some evidence of First-class ability, in a qualifying law degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Graduates with an Upper Second-class qualifying law degree and substantial relevant professional experience are also welcome to apply. Graduates whose first degree is not in law will be considered for admission if they have a good Upper Second-class degree with evidence of First-class ability, as well as a good Merit pass in the Common Professional Examination/Graduate Diploma in Law recognised by UK professional bodies. In exceptional circumstances, graduates without a qualifying law degree but with substantial relevant work experience will also be considered.

Language Requirements 
A very good command of the English language is essential. All applicants whose first language is not English must provide recent acceptable evidence that their command of the English language, both spoken and written, is at the required level. We accept the following English language proficiency tests:

  • IELTS: Overall grade of 7.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in each of the subtests
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE): 75 overall, with a minimum of 62 in each component.
  • UCL Pre-Sessional Course: Mark of 75%, with at least 65% in each of the subtests.
  • UCL Diploma in English for Academic Purposes (DEAP): Overall mark of 75%, with at least 65% in each of the four subtests.
  • Cambridge Proficiency in English (CPE): CPE Grade B and overall score of 56 and above. No less than a ‘good’ pass in each skill.
  • Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): CAE pass of 74 points, with no less than 58 points in each subject

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Application Procedure:

**The application process to start the programme in September 2016 (2016-2017) is now closed. The next intake will be September 2017 and the application cycle will open in the first week of September 2016. Information regarding the application process for 2017-18 will be updated on this website in August 2016.**

All information on applications

UCL uses an online application process for taught graduate programmes.This allows you to log in and check the status of the application, including decisions, re-send reference requests, update contact details and more. A processing fee of £50 is applicable for LLM programme applications made online. Application forms must be accompanied by:

  • at least 2 references, one of which must be academic for recent graduates
  • transcripts of the law qualifications, which if not in English must be accompanied by a certified English translation
  • evidence of English language ability/qualifications (when appropriate)
  • personal statement

Qualification

Academic level: Master

Assessment:

Assessment in taught modules is normally by examination, an assessed coursework essay, or through a combination of both.


Qualification: Master of Law

Credits:
Scheme: 
UK Credits
Value: 
180
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