The International Maritime Law LLM programme is offered via distance learning in co-operation with Lloyd's Maritime Academy and provides an advanced understanding of a specialist area of maritime law and enables practitioners in both the legal field and maritime industry to enhance their career prospects. It improves students’ research and independent study skills as well as the ability to develop substantiated critical argument. 

Programme Information

Time frame: 12 months

Credits: 30 EC (plus 60 EC from the Postgraduate Diploma programme)

Entry Requirements
The Admissions Board will consider applicants who meet the minimum general
entrance requirements, which are:
  • A Postgraduate Diploma in International Maritime Law
  • A first degree in Law or, on an exceptional basis, another first degree with substantial elements of law.
Competence in English is required, as evidenced by a standard, internationally
acceptable examination of English.

Programme Content

The programme consists of two parts, and students are supported by an e-learning platform, where the programme coordinators will provide tutorial support and generate forum discussion. They are also invited to attend a one-day seminar in London. Research in law requires an understanding of the interrelationship between theory, method and research design, practical skills and particular methods, the knowledge base of the subject and methodological foundations. The first module prepares students for the Dissertation component, the topic of which focuses on an area of interest to individual students. Students will receive full guidance and support from the academic programme coordinators throughout the dissertation writing process:

Researching International Maritime Law made up of a literature review, comprising of 2,500 words, which counts for 40% of the module marks; and a research proposal comprising of 1,500 words, which counts for 60% of the module marks.

A research-based Dissertation, independent study, supported by access to three comprehensive handbooks giving extensive guidance and the supervision of the academic coordinators.

Additional information can be found on the Lloyd's Maritime Academy LLM programme page.

Fees and Costs
For specific information about fees, please visit the LLM programe page

More information
For more information please contact:
World Maritime University: +46 (0)40 356 300 or
Lloyds Maritime Academy: +44 (0)20 7017 4483