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International Maritime Law | PG Diploma/LLM

PhD (ISCED 2011 level 8)


Tijdsduur 3 semesters
Entry level Master
Cost £6,300 / US $7,875 before 19 June, £6,700 / US $8,375 after 19 June

The renowned part-time distance learning Postgraduate Diploma from Lloyd’s Maritime Academy and the World Maritime University.  The programme develops leading knowledge and awareness of international trade and maritime law, increasing understanding of how commercial trade ventures may give rise to legal issues.

With English law recognised internationally as a dominant legal system providing the basis for maritime and trade contracts, and with London as the single most important forum for settling disputes, both through court litigation and arbitration, this course approaches law in relation to how it is applied in practice.

Students with a prior degree in Law may continue their studies to the degree of LLM in International Maritime Law. The LLM is offered in collaboration between Lloyd’s Maritime Academy and the World Maritime University.

When: 28 September 2020
Where: Delivered online with the support of leading industry experts
Duration: 16 Months
Qualification: Postgraduate Diploma from the World Maritime University (continuation option to LLM)

Ideal for: This course is of great relevance to those who wish to acquire expertise in international trade and maritime / shipping law. The programme has been specifically designed for students from a wide variety of commercial shipping backgrounds, both legal and non-legal, including existing lawyers; those engaged in the shipping and trading industries; trading brokers; shipping/chartering organisations; salvage organisations; P&I Clubs; insurance; and those engaged in investment, finance and banking.

Structurele componenten
Practical/Field work

Application procedure

To apply use the online application form(link is external) at the website of Lloyd's Maritime Academy. 

Grant opportunities

Employer sponsorship: Many companies fully or partly sponsor their employees for our courses and actively encourage personal development in line with company priorities. 

Marine Society: The Marine Society is the leading and most experienced not for profit organisation supporting the wellbeing, personal and professional development of seafarers and shore-based maritime professionals. Scholarships as well as interest-free loans may be offered to UK seafarers (officers and ratings domiciled in the UK) to undertake this course. Contact The Marine Society for more information: http://www.marine-society.org/(link is external).

More information regarding fees & funding is available here(link is external).

Learning outcomes

By successfully completing this maritime law course you will be able to:

  • Understand the principles of International Trade and Maritime Law and the overall commercial context in which those principles operate,
  • Analyse practical problems raising legal issues,
  • Apply the relevant law to problems that arise in practice,
  • Negotiate a dispute settlement,
  • Develop the capacity for independent study,
  • Gain an internationally recognised qualification from a UK university.


Entry Requirements for the Postgraduate Diploma Only

The Admissions Board will consider applicants who meet the minimum general entrance requirements, which are:

  • An undergraduate degree in a related field, or the highest grade Certificate of Competency for unrestricted service as a master mariner or chief engineer
  • Non-graduates with approved professional qualifications or who have sufficient professional experience may also be considered

Students who have an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in Law can apply directly for the LLM in International Maritime Law, providing they meet the entry requirements - find out more here.

English Language Requirements

All applicants to the University must offer an internationally recognised English language proficiency test. Acceptable tests include IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge examinations and GCE/SCE O-levels in English language. Other tests may be accepted by the Admissions Board; applicants should check with the Registry in such cases.

ISCED Categories

Marien and maritiem recht