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Maritime Law (LLM)

Master of Laws
Typical Offer
2:1 degree View full entry requirements
1 year
Course Type
Next course starts
September 2020

About this course

Gain a maritime law qualification with our LLM Maritime Law master’s degree at the University of Southampton. We'll teach you the skills and practical knowledge to work in your chosen path on this flexible degree.

You’ll get to specialise in a choice of areas including marine insurance, admiralty law and arbitration law. Through our expert teachers and access to industry contacts, you’ll have a great opportunity to further your career in maritime law. 

Shipping plays a central role in global trade, meaning that maritime law can offer a wide range of career opportunities.

With a global reputation for maritime research and world-leading academics, Southampton Law School is one of the best places in the UK to study for a master’s in maritime law. This degree combines the practical skills and theoretical knowledge you’ll need for a range of specialisms.

During your studies, you’ll develop your knowledge through a grounding in areas like criminal and contract law. This will improve the practical legal skills you need to advise, litigate and negotiate.

Southampton Law School is home to a vibrant port city and maritime institutions including:

  • The Institute of Maritime Law
  • The National Oceanography Centre Southampton
  • The Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute
  • The research division of Lloyd’s Register

Flexible study

If you prefer, you can apply to study this course as:

  • a part-time master's - study the same course content over 2 or more years

You can also take a single module as part of continuing professional development (CPD). Explore modules that are available as CPD.

Your modules and fees may vary if you choose a different study option.

Course lead

Your course leader has research interests in internet governance and corporate governance with an international focus. Visit Professor Uta Kohl's staff profile to learn more about her work.

Robert Veal discusses Admiralty Law on the LLM Maritime Law programme

In this video series, our academics will talk about the modules they teach across the LLM programme here at Southampton Law School, giving you insight into which modules you might choose when you begin your studies with us.

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

Download the programme specification

The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.