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London Metropolitan University: Maritime Law (Distance Learning)

Institution London Metropolitan University
Department Guildhall School of Business and Law
Telephone 020 7133 4202
Study type Taught


Why study these courses?

Designed for professionals working in maritime and international trade sectors, you'll develop practical knowledge in how international sales contracts are made and enforced, plus how to advise on maritime claims.

These courses are taught online, so you have the freedom to learn from wherever you are in the world. We offer this programme as either an LLM (Master of Laws), postgraduate diploma or postgraduate certificate.

More about these courses

These practical courses will teach you about the legal frameworks at the heart of shipping claims, trade disputes and commercial relationships. The aim is to give you a professional edge and help advance your career in the maritime industry.

Explore how marine disputes and liabilities are investigated and managed, as well as learning about the importance of English law in international trade.

You'll also scrutinise sale contracts on shipment terms, learn how to advise the buyer and seller on the merits of claims, and develop the professional grounding to apply this knowledge practically.

By the end of these courses, you'll be able to distinguish between the physical and documentary duties of the trade protagonists under a sale contract, and understand the role of the bill of lading in shipping, as well as the importance of drafting proper sale and carriage contracts.

Our courses are suitable if you are a legal practitioner in this industry, an academic, or if you are a non legal professional working in the shipping industry.

You will be taught by lecturers who have backgrounds in both academia and legal practice, with experience of working as barristers or solicitors.

These courses are delivered online, so you will be able to study from anywhere in the world.

It's also possible for you to study a PG Diploma and a PG Certificate version of this course. These qualifications do not hold the same academic weighting as a Master of Laws degree (LLM), but are still beneficial for people already working in the industry.

As part of the LLM dissertation, you'll be able to research and critically analyse an area of maritime law of your choice. The dissertation module is only available to LLM students.


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