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Insurance Law Research Group


Southampton Law School offers the opportunity for postgraduate research as well as LLM degrees specialised in insurance law or including a component of insurance law.

Southampton Law School is now offering a specialised LLM in Insurance Law. Candidates take two modules on marine insurance and insurance law. Insurance never exists in a vacuum but must be considered in the context of the identity of the policy holder and the nature of the subject matter insured. Students must therefore choose two further modules among all LLM modules offered by the Law School, allowing the degree to be tailored to the interests of the student, such as IT law, corporate law or commercial law. A dissertation on insurance law draws together the components and topics of the four taught modules.

The two modules in Insurance law (LAWS6099) and Marine insurance (LAWS6065) can also be taken as part of other LLM programmes.

The School has an excellent tradition for postgraduate research in insurance law. Dr Ozlem Gurses, Professor Alastair Hudson, Dr Andrea Lista, Professor Francis Rose, Professor Hilton Staniland and Professor Paul Todd among others welcome proposals from potential postgraduate research students. Their profiles and research interests can be seen on the People page.

Some of the theses completed in recent years are available on eprints.

Related Staff Member

Postgraduate degree

LLM Insurance Law

Taught postgraduate modules

LAWS6099 Insurance law

LAWS6065 Marine insurance

Research degrees

Information about research degrees is available on the main Law School web site.

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Although this is a very complicated area of law with many cases to consider, the lecturers at Southampton, especially Dr Ozlem Gurses and Johanna Hjalmarsson, make it clear and understandable. I am also enjoying being a student again. Ironically, insurance law was first established in Lombardy in northern Italy and it also has its roots in England with Lloyds of London.

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