M.Sc. International Trade, Transport & Maritime Law

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • EUR11400 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English (IELTS accepted)
London Metropolitan University | London, United Kingdom
The course is centred on the needs of the modern professional lawyer working or intending to work in trade, transport and maritime related industries. Your legal study is set in a specific context to provide you with a detailed knowledge, depth of understanding and practical insight into the industry.

Description of International Trade, Transport & Maritime Law


Tuition through seminar participation will help develop the analytical, critical, communication and research skills upon which to build your career. A compulsory one-week foundation course precedes the first semester to provide a foundation in commercial law, research and assessment technique.We aim to find students appropriate linked vocational activity during their degree and are fortunate to have a full-time placement and employability officer dedicated to Law students.
Career opportunities
This degree provides highly specialised knowledge and research skills for legal practitioners and legal positions within trade, transport, maritime and insurance industries. A Masters degree is also a natural stepping stone towards a doctoral qualification.
Assessment is through a mix of seen and unseen examination questions, coursework and research.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline You are advised to apply as early as possible
Tuition fee
  • EUR 11400 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 7650 Year (EEA)
Start date September  2015, January  2016
Credits (ECTS) 90 ECTS
Duration full-time 12 months
  • English
Take an IELTS test
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible
Part-time variant Flexible

Course Content

Course Structure

You can either take:

eight taught modules and a research essay or six taught modules and a dissertation. Common to both structures is the core module Legal Research Methodology,

Core modules:
  • International Carriage of Goods by Sea Law
  • World Trade: Law and Policy
  • Legal Research Methodology
Designate modules include:
  • Principles of International Insurance Law
  • International Sale of Goods Law
  • Admiralty Law
  • Law of International Insurance Contracts
  • Law of International Commercial Arbitration
Optional modules include:
  • Competition Law
  • Company Law and Corporate Governance
  • Law and Regulation of Financial Markets
  • Comparative Law of Financial Crime
  • Comparative Trademarks Law
  • Management of Intellectual Property Rights
  • Law of International Banking and Finance
  • Private International Law (Conflict of Laws)*

Requirements for International Trade, Transport & Maritime Law

A successful applicant will normally be required to have:

  • A UK or overseas degree in law of at least lower second-class or its equivalent.
  • Alternatively, a non-law degree plus a professional legal qualification.
  • Holders of the PG Diploma in Maritime Law (distance learning) awarded by this University will obtain 120 credits towards this specific LLM.

All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS.

Work Experience for International Trade, Transport & Maritime Law

No work experience is required.

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