LLM Shipping Law

General information

Around 90% of global trade is carried by sea. It remains the most cost efficient method for transporting raw materials and finished products around the world. This requires a complex network of contracts involving ship owners and operators, cargo owners, banks and insurers.

The United Kingdom has a long standing expertise in the law relating to these transactions, and provides dispute resolution services for parties with no connection to the UK. Moreover, the potential exploitation of marine resources (whether mineral or fish) is fertile source of dispute between States.

The LLM Shipping Law provides students with a general appreciation of current issues in specific areas of law, both domestic and international, stimulates a critical approach to evaluation of current and proposed regulation and cultivate independent and original thought, and enables students to undertake in-depth research and demonstrate advanced knowledge in specific areas of law.

The LLM Shipping Law provides students with a general appreciation of current issues in specific areas of law, both domestic and international, stimulates a critical approach to evaluation of current and proposed regulation and cultivate independent and original thought, and enables students to undertake in-depth research and demonstrate advanced knowledge in specific areas of law.

Course Structure

Stage 1: Students will study four modules, each worth 30 credits. At least two of these must be from the following core modules:

  • Carriage of Goods by Land, Sea and Air
  • International Commercial Maritime Law
  • International Sales Law
  • Law of the Sea
  • Marine Insurance

The remaining modules may be chosen from the list of available modules offered by the Law School.

Stage 2: Students will also complete a 15.000 word dissertation with staff supervision. This will be submitted in September for full-time students, and in December in the second year for part-time students.

Learning outcome:

Students will acquire and develop a range of valuable skills, both those which are discipline specific and more generic ‘employability skills’. Through the programme students will be presented with opportunities to extend their communication and presentation skills, both oral and written. Various opportunities will also be provided to develop collaborative skills, take leadership roles and enhance skills of disciplined and independent study. All students are provided with training in postgraduate research skills to develop their independent legal analysis, research and writing.

Career Prospects. Students successfully completing the LLM programme may have the opportunity to continue their legal study through the School’s PhD programme or through the Centre for Professional Legal Studies professional programmes (the Legal Practice Course or Bar Professional Training Course

Objective:

The LLM Shipping Law programme offers a detailed investigation of the theoretical and practical issues that arise within maritime law and can help students to develop the expertise necessary to become a specialist in this major area of commercial law.

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

Venue

Venue: Cardiff University
Cardiff, United Kingdom

Cardiff Law School
Law Building, Museum Ave
Cardiff CF10 3AX
Wales, UK

Application


Cost:

Full-time studies (per annum)

  • UK & EU: £6.500
  • International: £15.000

Part-time studies (per annum)

  • UK & EU: £3.250 
  • International: £ 7.500

The cost for International students includes a deposit of £1.000


Prerequisites:

Degree Requirements 
Students will be required to have achieved at least a 2.2 degree in Law, although other qualifications may be considered.

Language Requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English must obtain an overall IELTS score of 6.5 with 6.5 in writing and 6.0 in all other components, or an equivalent English language qualification.


Application Procedure:

Please go to the Online Application Service and select the course of your choice: Shipping Law. Along with your application you will need to provide:

  • Exam results (copies of original certificates or transcripts and English translations, if necessary, to prove you have the qualifications listed on your application form);
  • Two references (usually at least one from a recent lecturer or professor) – download and fill out the Referee report form;
  • Personal statement;
  • English Language certificates (for applicants whose first language is not English).

The quickest and easiest way to apply is online, but you can also apply by post if necessary. 

Application deadline: early application is strongly advised, normally well before the end of July. 


Grant Opportunities:

Securing funding is likely to be an important consideration for you as a postgraduate. There are a few options available including those offered by us and by external bodies.

You can find all funding information here

Qualification

Academic level: Master

Assessment:

 Assessment will usually be by means of a 5.000 word essay, or another approved method.


Qualification: Master of Law
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