Maritime Law (LLM)

General information

The Maritime Law course provides advanced level knowledge and skills in the areas of Maritime Law and Commercial Law. Students will develop international and commercial perspectives on issues relating to Maritime Law, and will learn to operate with expertise in the multifaceted interface between the different areas of the field. This programme offers both January and September intakes.

Students will acquire a broad understanding of Maritime Law, including its fundamental principles and values, the influences upon it, the substantive rules of the discipline and the underpinning architecture and institutions; as well as an understanding of the different areas within the discipline, such as wet shipping law and dry shipping law. Critical awareness will be fostered by the study of the latest literature, international legislation, international conventions, EU law, and international case law. 

Course Structure

September intake: Taught modules are undertaken in the period of September to June and will involve the study of 120 credits. The dissertation (or equivalent) is valued at 60 credits and is undertaken during the period of June to September.

January intake: Taught modules are undertaken in the period of January to June and September to January and will involve the study of 120 credits. The dissertation (or equivalent) is valued at 60 credits and is undertaken during the period of June to September.

Compulsory modules:

  • Legal Research Methods

Students choose at least three from:

  • Admiralty Law
  • Law of the Sea
  • Carriage of Goods by Sea
  • Marine Insurance

Optional modules:

  • Global Trade Law
  • International Environmental Law
  • International Sales Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Competition Law
  • International Commercial Arbitration
Learning outcome:

Career prospects: This programme will provide a springboard for graduates to enter into key positions in International Law firms, international organisations, non-governmental organisations, and positions in public administrations. There is likely to be high demand for professionals in the area going forward, particularly in rapidly growing emerging markets.

Contact Person: Bangor Law School’s Admissions Office (


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Venue: Bangor University
Bangor, United Kingdom

School of Law
Bangor University, Menai Bridge
Anglesey, LL59 5AB, UK



UK/EU applicants: £7.000 (per annum)
Non-EU applicants: £14.000per annum)

For more information about tuition fees, see Tuition fees.


Degree Requirements
A minimum of a 2(ii) degree in a relevant subject (e.g. Law, Business) from an approved University. Alternatively, possession of a suitable professional qualification or relevant practical experience may be accepted. In general, all applicants are judged on their individual merits. Work experience and other factors are also taken into consideration.

Language Requirements
International applicants are normally required to provide evidence of English language proficiency. The minimum English language requirements are normally:

  • IELTS 6.5 with at least 6.0 in each individual component score
  • Pearson PTE: a score of 62 (with no element lower than 58)
  • Cambridge English Test – Advanced: 176 (with no element lower than 169)

Application Procedure:

Apply using the online application form. After you have completed the form on-line, you will have to produce paper copies of a number of documents (certified where you’re unable to provide the originals), such as academic transcripts, degree certificates, confirmation of financial support, and English language test results.

Application deadline: The University will accept applications throughout the year, but we would generally advise that you send in your application form by the end of June (for September intake) or the end of October (for January intake) to ensure that you have time to make any funding and/or accommodation arrangements, and for documents such as transcripts and references to be obtained if not submitted with the application. This will also give you more time to meet any conditions we may potentially attach to an offer (e.g. in the case of overseas students, taking an IELTS Test to meet the English Language requirement).

Grant Opportunities:

There are also several funding options for postgraduate studies on the website of Bangor University: link 1link 2.


Academic level: Master

Qualification: Master of Law

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