LLM Masters of Laws: Maritime Law


The LLM in Maritime Law is designed specifically for students who wish to study shipping and international trade law in detail.

The modules are particularly suited to students who intend to pursue careers in chartering, trade and marine insurance (including Protection and Indemnity Clubs).

English law is widely adopted in other jurisdictions, so a study of English law is particularly important.

Students wishing to specialise in an area of law by following one of our dedicated pathways will also benefit from having that pathway named on your degree certificate, highlighting the specialist knowledge and experience you have in this field.

Students wishing to obtain a specialised LLM must complete three 30-credit modules in your chosen specialism, and must write a dissertation worth 60 credits in that subject area.

Modules in this specialism are regularly updated to remain topical and may include:

LAWM640 Dissertation 60
LAWM067 Carriage of Goods by Sea 30
LAWM072 International Trade 30
LAWM079 Marine Insurance 30
LAWM174 Oil and Gas 30

The remaining 30 credits can be taken from our full list of modules.

Professor Rob Merkin is the most renowned name in the field of insurance law and arbitration law. He is most willing to support students and there are other teaching staff who give splendid seminars. For students who are specifically interested in Maritime Law, Exeter is the place to go.

Yutong Fan, China LLM International Commercial Law