International Maritime Law and Logistics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)
The International Maritime Law and Logistics programme is offered at Kühne Logistics University (KLU). This degree will qualify you to master groundbreaking logistics challenges and legal issues. Learn to navigate through the new laws that govern the sea and maritime operations.


The International Maritime Law and Logistics programme is offered at Kühne Logistics University (KLU).

They are designed to protect the environment and maintain human rights in the societies and communities involved while creating new ways for people to earn a living. Acquire experience in analyzing the legal issues that arise at sea and along the world’s coastlines. Find out how to organize logistics operations based on your knowledge of the legal issues. You will have the skill set necessary for assessing the financial implications of legal decisions in logistics. And you will experience how this fastpaced field has become a building block of modern society.

  • Learn about customs, port organization and operations, international treaties and their effect on operations at sea.
  • Learn to deal with the challenges of moving goods and people including in situations of humanitarian relief
  • Help organize shipping routes, taking the legal implications of human rights laws into consideration and have the answer when cargo is damaged or lost.

Our collaborative international maritime law and logistics degree program is one of a kind. By joining IMLI and KLU to participate in this unique educational opportunity now, you’ll enter the elevator on the ground floor – and be the first in the job market with a skill set that governments, NGOs and industry are seeking worldwide.

Target group

  • Fresh graduates in law, logistics or neighboring disciplines with the interest in a career in a new emerging area and planning to pursue their education abroad at two prestigious institutions.
  • Governmental officers
  • Executives/young professionals

Structure, content and admission

The two institutions of higher learning are joining forces to offer collectively a two-year, full-time Master of Science degree combining International Maritime Law and Maritime and Humanitarian Logistics. With this partnership program the institutions are responding to the call of governments and representatives of industry around the world who need persons educated in international legal matters pertaining to the sea but also need to understand the complex industrial use of the sea for services and for the transportation of goods.

Programme Structure

This prestigious English language program is divided in two parts: international maritime law courses taught primarily at IMLI, and logistics and leadership courses taught primarily at KLU. In this regard, students will spend the first academic year studying in Malta and the second in Hamburg. The first summer includes a dissertation project, the second a thesis. The curriculum also contains integrative material linking the legal and logistics aspects of the subjects and faculty of the two institutions.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Students will be required to hold a Bachelor’s degree

  • in Business, Economics or Law or a relevant field from a recognized university.
  • Graduates of other fields, such as Industrial Engineering, with significant components in economics and/or business, are also eligible.
  • In addition to the above criteria, applicants from other fields will also be considered.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    18500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18500 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    18500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18500 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Hamburg

  • 850 - 1400 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


KLU offers a series of merit-based scholarships for exceptional applicants. Successful applicants will receive a scholarship for the tuition fees for their entire program of 50-100%.

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