Postgraduate Diploma by distance learning Maritime Law - Distance

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  • Objectives
    The Postgraduate Diploma in Maritime Law provides a law qualification in maritime and international trade law for those employed in shipping law firms, insurance, P&I and shipping companies. It is ideal for those who wish to gain shipping legal expertise and knowledge of its practical application.
  • Entry requirements
    Applicants should possess a first degree, a relevant professional qualification or have experience in the shipping industry.
  • Academic title
    Postgraduate Diploma by distance learning Maritime Law
  • Course description
    Course structure
    This distance-learning course comprises an introductory module covering the key concepts in English law necessary to maritime law, with nine substantive modules and one specialist optional module. Each of the core and specialist modules gives a rigorous consideration to one aspect of maritime and international trade law.

    Introductory module (compulsory):

    -Introduction to English Law

    Core modules include:

    -English Commercial Law and the Inter-relationship of International Trade Contracts
    -International Sale of Goods
    -Bills of Lading Contracts
    -Charterparty Contracts
    -Marine Insurance
    -Maritime Law - Salvage, Collisions, General Average
    -Financing the International Sale of Goods
    -Litigation, Arbitration and ADR
    -Conflicts of Laws and Forum Shopping

    Option module (choose one from):

    -EC Competition Law in Relation to Shipping
    -Government Influence/Intervention in International Trade
    -Oil and Chemical Pollution
    -Ship Finance Law

    You do not attend lectures or tutorials at the University. However, during the course there are three seminar weekends held at the University. The seminars provide additional support for those able to attend. The seminars consist of lectures and tutorials on issues raised by the subjects covered in the course, affording you the opportunity to practise your skills of analysis and argument by active participation.

    The course is assessed by means of four pieces of written coursework (each worth 10%) and a final examination (worth 60%) consisting of two papers (one on the core modules and one on the specialist module).

    Career opportunities
    Those who achieve a merit or distinction will be accepted onto the LLM course and can use their Diploma credits towards the LLM.

    Attendance & duration
    Distance Learning: 16 months with three seminar weekends of lectures

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