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About International Shipping Law, LLM - at Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL)

Shipping law offers you a challenging global career. Ninety per cent of world trade is carried out by sea. Contracting parties frequently select English law as the applicable law of shipping contracts, and London is often chosen as the forum for the resolution of any disputes. Study in London and be taught by international maritime law experts from the Centre for Commercial Law Studies.

  • Study close to major international law firms and institutions such the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), Lloyd's of London and the London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA)
  • Work within The Insurance, Shipping & Aviation Law Institute, which supports high-quality teaching and research in all areas of Shipping Law
  • Enjoy the contribution of distinguished guest speakers, including legal practitioners from City law firms and barristers' chambers with many years of experience in maritime law, as well as experts from the shipping industry.
  • Your fellow students will come from the UK and more than 80 other countries, each able to draw on prior academic and professional experience from different jurisdictions

You will cover aspects of the law of the sea, maritime insurance and arbitration, as well as taking an overview of public, international and European air transport law and maritime conflict of laws. Please note that not all modules will be available in every year.

You do not have to choose your modules until you have had the opportunity to learn about them in greater detail during your comprehensive induction period.

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Structure

You will need to complete 180 credits in total:

Full year programme:

  • 150 credits of taught modules
  • 30 credits by dissertation of 10,000 words

Learn more about International Shipping Law, LLM - at Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL)

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Notes about fees for this course

Full-time study

September 2024 | 1 year

Conditional deposit

Home: Not applicable

Overseas: £2000
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Part-time study

September 2024 | 2 years

The course fee is charged per annum for 2 years. Note that fees may be subject to an increase on an annual basis - see details on our tuition fees page.

Conditional deposit

Home: Not applicable

Overseas: £2000
Information about deposits

Queen Mary alumni can get a £1000, 10% or 20% discount on their fees depending on the programme of study. Find out more about the Alumni Loyalty Award

Entry requirements

UK

Degree requirements

A 2:1 or above at undergraduate level in Law or a degree with substantial law content.

Law graduates with a 2:2 honours degree who also have other legal qualifications and/or substantial professional legal experience may also qualify.

Other routes

Non-law graduates with a minimum second class honours degree, that have also obtained a Merit (or 60 per cent) in the Common Professional Examination (CPE) or Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) recognised by the UK professional bodies, may also qualify. Non-law graduates may also be considered on the basis of exceptional professional experience (of at least five years) in a legal area or an area directly related to their programme of study.

Find out more about how to apply for our postgraduate taught courses.

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Fees, Funding and Scholarships at Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL)

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