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LLM Maritime and Marine Law

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  • Objectives
    Develop legal analytical and research skills, including synthesis, evaluation and application of relevant material Develop appropriate disciplinary methodologies to enable undertaking of a research project Develop application of legal skills Provide the opportunity to study subjects associated with Maritime and Marine Law Provide the highest quality of education using appropriate learning and teaching methods Provide in-depth knowledge of Maritime and Marine Law Provide awareness of related subject areas Develop ability to use full range of learning resources Develop understanding of the ethical issues connected with a substantial research project Develop management and communications skills necessary to complete a substantial piece of research Develop autonomy in learning, and in producing a substantial piece of research Provide opportunity for the development of general personal skills, including group working Develop skills for further postgraduate study, or other academic work
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements A second class degree in law, or a cognate discipline, or equivalent. Overseas applicants will need: IELTS 6.5 or above or TOEFL 575 (paper-based test) or 232 (computer-based test) or 90 (internet-based test).
  • Academic Title
    LLM Maritime and Marine Law
  • Course description
    Programme highlights

    -Ability to take all four modules regarded as fundamental to maritime law (Admiralty Law, Carriage of Goods by Sea, International Trade Law and Marine Insurance Law)
    -Range of modules building on the strengths in law and marine studies in Plymouth
    -Option to take up to 40 credits of related modules, taught in Plymouth Business School
    -Option to study the LLM on a part time basis, over two years

    General programme structure

    The structure for full time study is 120 credits of taught modules followed by a dissertation over the summer vacation.  A part time LLM will also be offered.

    None of the taught modules are compulsory therefore, subject to the 40 credit limit on modules offered by the Plymouth Business School, and the restrictions on combinations of subjects, the 120 credits in total can be made up of any module combination.

    Detailed programme structure

    Modules will include

    -Admiralty Law
    -Carriage of goods by Sea
    -International Trade Law
    -Marine Insurance Law
    -Carriage of Goods by Road, Rail, Air and Combined Transport
    -Maritime Security
    -Oil Pollution at sea
    -EU Maritime Law
    -Economic Analysis of Maritime Law
    -Environmental Law and Ethics
    -Laws, Institutions and the Regional Seas
    -Students who take just 80 credits from a select combination of modules and base their dissertation on a related subject will be entitled to an LLM in Maritime Law

    LLM students will also be able to take (if they wish) up to 40 credits from the following range of 20-credit modules, on matters related to shipping and finance, offered by Plymouth Business School:

    -Maritime Finance and Business Modelling
    -Logistics, Supply Chains, Systems and Methods
    -Port Policies and Management
    -International Supply Chain Systems

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