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Maritime Law (LLM)

Master of Laws
1 year
Course Type
Next course starts
September 2022

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.

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.

Download the Course Description Document

The Course Description Document details your course overview, your course structure and how your course is taught and assessed.

Changes due to COVID-19

Although the COVID-19 situation is improving, any future restrictions could mean we might have to change the way parts of our teaching and learning take place in 2021 to 2022. We're working hard to plan for a number of possible scenarios. This means that some of the information on this course page may be subject to change.

Find out more on our COVID advice page.

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