Maritime Law (LLM)

Master of Laws
Typical Offer
2:1 degree View full entry requirements
1 year
Course Type
Next course starts
September 2024

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 contract law, insurance and dispute resolution, amongst many others.

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.

We regularly review our courses to ensure and improve quality. This course may be revised as a result of this. Any revision will be balanced against the requirement that the student should receive the educational service expected. Find out why, when, and how we might make changes.

Our courses are regulated in England by the Office for Students (OfS).

Course lead

Your course leader is Dr Stephanie Law. She has research interests in European Union Law, Consumer Protection and Private International Law and European Civil Procedure.

You can visit her profile to learn more about her work.

LLM Maritime Law taster lecture

Watch a taster lecture on 'COVID-19 - Place of refuge and ships in distress', delivered by Dr Alexandros Ntovas.

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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