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Maritime Law (Top-Up) (Distance Learning) - LLM

Why study this course?

This Maritime LLM Top-up route allows students who have passed the London Metropolitan University and Lloyd’s Maritime Academy Postgraduate Diploma in Maritime Law distance learning course to obtain a Master's qualification. In the most recent (2014-15) Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, 100% of graduates from this course were in work or further study within six months.

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The LLM degree enables you to develop an advanced understanding of a specialist area of maritime law. It is suitable for those in both the legal and maritime industry who are looking to enhance their career prospects.

This unique distance learning programme for the shipping sector will:

  • allow you to develop an advanced understanding of an aspect of maritime law through independent research
  • improve both your research and independent study skills
  • enhance your ability to develop substantiated critical argument

Assessment

There will be formative assessment on the research proposal and literature review which will precede the substantive research for the dissertation.

The summative assessment will be entirely by way of the dissertation.

You will be required to have passed the Postgraduate Diploma in Maritime Law at one of the following institutions:

  • London Metropolitan University
  • Lloyd’s Maritime Academy
  • World Maritime University

The modules listed below are for the academic year 2017/18 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

Year 1 modules include:

  • This module is a supervised research-based dissertation in a relevant subject of the student’s own choice, subject to the approval of the Course Directors.

    The dissertation module comprises support and interactive ‘one to one’ supervision between students and supervisors. The minimal expectation for contact between student and supervisor is around 5 hours, but this can be greater depending on the individual dissertation and specific needs of the supervisor.

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The top-up programme consists of a 10,000 - 15,000 word dissertation.

This course provides highly specialised knowledge and research skills relevant both to legal practitioners and to those operating more generally within the legal environment of the maritime sector. It would also assist anyone working in professions concerned with international trade and the maritime environment depending on the chosen line of speciality within the research framework

For any general enquiries about the course please email the Academic Course Director, Dr Ioanna Magklasi: i.magklasi@londonmet.ac.uk

Between 2016 and 2020 we're investing £125 million in the London Metropolitan University campus, moving all of our activity to our current Holloway campus in Islington, north London. This will mean the teaching location of some courses will change over time.

Whether you will be affected will depend on the duration of your course, when you start and your mode of study. The earliest moves affecting new students will be in September 2017. This may mean you begin your course at one location, but over the duration of the course you are relocated to one of our other campuses. Our intention is that no full-time student will change campus more than once during a course of typical duration.

All students will benefit from our move to one campus, which will allow us to develop state-of-the-art facilities, flexible teaching areas and stunning social spaces.

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.

Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.

How to apply

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When to apply

You are advised to apply as early as possible as applications will only be considered if there are places available on the course.

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