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LLMInternational Trade and Maritime Law (Top-up)

1 semester full-time (distance learning)

This specialised top-up course is designed to complement and advance the topics and techniques learned on Solent’s PGDip International Trade and Maritime Law, allowing students in the shipping industry who want to develop their understanding of the unique legal framework of the maritime industry and international trade to research and complete their master’s dissertation and earn a full master’s degree.

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.

Why choose this course?

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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