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LLM in International Maritime Law

PhD (ISCED 2011 level 8)


Duration 2 semesters
Entry level Bachelor
Cost £5,220/ US$6,525 before 19 June, £5,620 / US$7,025 after 19 June

Our PG Diploma in International Maritime Law and an LLB are required to be accepted on the LLM

The LLM in International Maritime Law continuation course allows students who have completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Maritime Law to  continue their studies to the degree of LLM.

When: 28 September 2020
Where: Delivered online with the support of leading industry experts
Duration: 10 Months
Qualification: LLM (continuation from PG Diploma) from the World Maritime University

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.

Structural components
Practical/Field work

Application procedure

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

Application Deadline: There is no official closing date for this course, but you are advised to apply as early as possible as we will only consider your application if there are places available on the course.

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:

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the programme, students will have:

  • The ability to analyse academic issues of law at postgraduate level and to be able to develop a discursive critical analysis of such issues
  • The ability to develop critical discussion of a postgraduate nature that is sound and valid; i.e. so that it is methodologically “self-aware”
  • A capacity for independent research that is expected of postgraduate students


  • Postgraduate Diploma in International Maritime Law from the World Maritime University, London Metropolitan University or other recognised University or
  • A first degree in law (or a degree with substantial law content) and have  substantial related work experience

Competence in English: Where English is a second language you will be required to show evidence of ability by an internationally acceptable examination in English, or that a prior degree has been studied in English. Students who do not have a suitable test of English may be admitted on a probationary basis and allowed to proceed if their first piece of assessed work demonstrates that their language skills are sufficient.

ISCED Categories

Policy and governance
Marine and maritime law