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Maritime Law (LLB)

Award
Bachelor of Laws
Length of course
3 years, starts September 2020
Course type
Full-time
Campus
Highfield
UCAS course code
M1M2

About this course

The port city of Southampton is home to the world-renowned Institute of Maritime Law, making it the natural location to gain a qualifying law degree with a maritime focus. When you graduate, you'll be uniquely prepared for a career in international maritime law, commerce or related industries.

This is one of the few specialist maritime law undergraduate degrees in the UK. It combines the subjects required for a qualifying law degree with the opportunity to specialise in maritime law. 

Core modules in years 1 and 2 cover the qualifying law degree subjects. In year 2 you can choose modules on relevant topics such as commercial and maritime law, commercial arbitration law, and public international law. 

Optional modules in year 3 give you the chance to study the aspects of maritime law that most interest you in greater depth. You'll also complete a dissertation on a maritime-related topic of your choice. 

As part of your degree you can:

  • apply for our marshalling scheme to spend a week with judges, gaining a unique behind-the-scenes view of the workings of the higher courts

  • gain work experience alongside legal professionals by advising students at the Law Clinic

  • engage with our academic research groups including the Institute of Maritime Law

  • study modules outside of law to broaden your knowledge and boost your CV

During your degree you can join weekly seminars run by the Institute of Maritime Law. Speakers include shipbrokers, representatives from the classification societies, and other legal and maritime professionals.   

You can take part in a range of competitions to enhance your skills, including the Clyde & Co Team Building Challenge and regional, national and international mooting and negotiation competitions.

You can forge even stronger links within our friendly community by joining a student-run society. These include our Law Society, Inns of Court Society, Mooting Society, Lawyers without Borders and the Canadian Law Society.

You can download the course details, including modules, in the programme specificationPDF opens in a new window (PDF, 298.39 KB).

Location and awarding body

The course location is Highfield campus in Southampton. The awarding body is University of Southampton.