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LLM

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1 year

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About International Maritime Law at Swansea University

Why pursue your LLM at Swansea

  • A thriving academic environment committed to excellence in teaching and research, which provides an exceptional student experience, as evidenced by our PTES results.
  • A professional but friendly environment with pastoral support and free English language classes which attracts students from all over the world.
  • Lectures  delivered by outstanding academics at the forefront of scholarship in their areas of expertise, which they combine with skilled and innovative teaching.
  • Exemptions from the professional qualifying exams of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and the Chartered Insurance Institute. If you successfully complete the International Commercial Arbitration module, you will be eligible to apply for exemption from level 2 education requirements of CIArb membership allowing you to apply to be awarded the level of Member of the Institute or MCIArb.
  • Extra-curricular activities such as mooting and summer schools abroad.
  • Our employability initiatives and close links with the legal practice bear fruit as Swansea LLM alumni are particularly well placed in the job market all over the world.
  • For further information please see the LLM Brochure (pdf)

Course Overview

The sea constitutes two-thirds of the entire planet and is of fundamental importance to human activity, sustaining life, providing commerce and navigational routes and a substantial proportion of our natural resources.

Taking into account the need to regulate such a wide range of sea-related transactions, this specialized LLM has been developed with a view to providing students with a sound and relevant body of information and understanding of various aspects of maritime law, from the different contracts for the carriage of goods to marine insurance, international trade and law of the sea.

The LLM in International Maritime Law degree is modular, with students required to accumulate 180 credits to graduate. In appropriate circumstances, a student may graduate with a merit or distinction. Each programme is divided into two parts: Part I consists of 4 taught modules each weighted at 30 credits. Students pursuing the LLM in International Maritime Law may choose four options from the modules listed above.

Part II is composed of two projects (LLM Research Projects) and is weighted at 60 credits. The LLM Research Projects will customarily be researched and written up over the summer period following the successful completion of the taught modules and are designed to enable LLM students to develop their research skills.

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Notes about fees for this course

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2017/18 are as follows:

UK/EU International LLM Full-time £6,000 £14,250 LLM Part-time £3,000 £7,150 LLM Part-time £2,000 £4,750

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

International students and part-time study: If you require a Tier 4 student visa you must be studying full-time. If you are in the UK under a different visa category, it may be possible for you to study part-time. Please see our part-time study and visas page for more information.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Entry requirements

The entry requirements for the LLM in International Maritime Law is a 2:2 honours degree (or above) in law or cognate discipline. Candidates with relevant experience are also encouraged to apply.

We welcome applications by prospective students from around the world and look for evidence of previous study that is equivalent to the entry requirements stated above as described in http://www.swansea.ac.uk/international/students/your-country/

If English is not your first language you will need an acceptable pass in an approved English Language qualification to make sure you get the full benefit from studying at Swansea. We consider a wide range of qualifications, including the Swansea University English Test and the British Council IELTS test (with a score of at least 6.5 and 6.0 in each component). For a full list of the Acceptable English Language tests, please see http://www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/apply/acceptableenglishlanguagetests/

Free English classes are available which are designed to assist you in improving your critical legal thinking and writing.

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