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LLMInternational Trade and Maritime Law (Top-up)

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Starting in2025

Why study a international trade and maritime law (Top-up) master's degree at Solent University

This specialised top-up course is designed to advance the topics and techniques learned on Solent’s PGDip International Trade and Maritime Law, allowing students to earn a full master’s degree.

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  • The course is taught by experienced academics and legal practitioners as well as prominent industry speakers.
  • Designed for professionals in the international maritime industry, the course explores how legal claims may arise within the context of international trade practice, and how marine disputes and liabilities are investigated and managed.
  • We are a founding member of Southampton City Law Network, so you can make use of an extensive network of professional connections, and experience workshops and guest lectures from visiting professionals, as well as additional opportunities to explore careers within the legal profession.

Course overview

You will have the opportunity to select a topic of interest within your chosen discipline, and design, plan and conduct research to develop your ideas and investigate your topic, producing an academically rigorous dissertation that advances knowledge in your chosen field.

Through this process you will make decisions about your research, analysis, practicalities and difficulties of doing research, this will enable you to develop academically and professionally.

You will learn the fundamental skills of academic investigation, from research methodology to planning, applying for ethics, conducting legal research, analysis, and writing your research project into a dissertation.

You will also develop an enhanced range of philosophical, logical and analytical skills, which will enable you to construct sound and persuasive arguments within the subject of maritime law.

On completing your dissertation, you will have a practical examination of an industry-relevant topic and well-researched and practical solutions you can apply in your career – along with a full master’s-level law qualification to take that career even higher.

The course starts in May 2024.

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Email: 023 8201 5066

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Course features

  • Distance learning

    You can study this course anywhere in the world. The course will be delivered through online study

This course is for

This LLM top-up is only available to students who have completed our PGDip International Trade and Maritime Law. It is ideal for students looking to add a legal element to their career, both in the UK and internationally – particularly those interested in managerial or in-house legal positions.

What this course leads to

The course offers the opportunity to specialise or enhance your managerial and business skills with dedicated legal knowledge, opening up a range of career opportunities. 

  • Maritime chartering
  • Ship chartering
  • Marine insurance
  • Marine consultancy
  • In-house maritime lawyer
  • Management

Meet the team

The University cannot guarantee any particular members of staff will teach specific aspects of the course in the future, but will endeavour to ensure the teaching team maintains their balance of experience and qualifications.

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