Our LLM Maritime Law is a specialist course which will provide you with the skills and knowledge to pursue or advance your career within the maritime and shipping sector. You’ll benefit from understanding the social, political, cultural, and economic contexts of maritime law and the impacts of the increase in international trade and how the law works in relation to current developments within the maritime and shipping sector.
Throughout the course you’ll have the opportunity to study key areas including but not limited to:
Maritime Law and Wet Shipping
International Trade and Maritime Law
Carriage of Goods by Sea
Mindful of the broader trade and economic context to maritime law, you will also be able to choose from modules that are complementary to the above, including but not limited to
International Trade Finance Law
International Commercial Arbitration and Dispute Resolution
International Sale of Goods
At Essex we specialise in commercial law, public law, and human rights law. We are top 20 in the UK for research excellence (REF 2014, mainstream universities, THE 2014) and we are ranked 51st for Law in the World University Rankings 2021.
Maritime Law opens a wealth of employment opportunities, you can aspire to careers ranging from shipping to maritime management.
We also work with the university’s Employability and Careers Centre to help you find out about further work experience, internships, placements, and voluntary opportunities.