Master of Laws in Maritime Law in Netherlands
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The LLM or Master of Laws is an internationally-recognized postgraduate degree in law. LLM programs are usually open to those who have first obtained a degree in law.
An LLM Maritime Law is concerned with a practical aspect of maritime law. The modules provide an analysis of foundations and fundamental concepts relating to the insurance of ships freight etc. The combination of courses makes you interesting to ship-owning companies, port authorities and many other institutions which deal with maritime and transport law.
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The unique and comprehensive Master programme ‘Maritime and Transport Law’ provides you with thorough, in-depth knowledge of the dynamic world of maritime and transport law.
Are you ready to study the legal aspects of shipping and the transportation of goods? The unique and comprehensive Master programme ‘Maritime and Transport Law’ provides you with thorough, in-depth knowledge of the dynamic world of maritime and transport law.The Erasmus University is located in Rotterdam: Rotterdam is by far the largest seaport of Europe and one of the largest logistic and industrial hubs of the world.Studying at Erasmus School of Law means studying where the action is!
The LL.M. programme Maritime and Transport Law gives you a unique opportunity to obtain the legal know-how, the skills and practical experience needed for a career in maritime and transport law.
You are educated by excellent teaching staff. They have both a solid academic background as a wealth of experience from legal practice and the maritime and transport industry.
Your study location is a stone’s throw away from the largest part of Europe. You will visit companies to see how things work in practice.
Our graduates have great job perspectives!
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LLM Maritime Law (1 year)
With a global reputation for maritime research and world-leading specialist academics, Southampton Law School is one of the best places in the UK to study for a masters in maritime law.
Southampton’s LLM Maritime Law is taught by globally renowned experts who are at the forefront of the development of national and international law. You’ll gain the knowledge and practical skills required to advise, litigate and negotiate, based on relevant legal frameworks such as international trade, internet and environmental law and the rules of admiralty. The degree’s highly flexible structure allows you to choose modules that will help you achieve your ambitions. The wide range of options includes key modules that provide the essential know-how for a career in the maritime industry, such as Carriage of Goods by Sea, Marine Insurance, Admiralty Law and International Trade Law. It also includes a number of modules that are not offered by any other UK university, covering carriage by air, ship finance and the law of ship sale and purchase. Maritime law is a complex and fascinating specialism that opens up a broad range of career options. Whichever path you choose, our diverse student community and extensive industry connections will enable you to build a global network of contacts that will be invaluable for your future.
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This challenging and prestigious degree attracts talented students from around the world. Some already have legal training, while others come from backgrounds such as shipping, business or engineering. All are looking to gain specialist expertise that will help them stand out from the competition.
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The LLM Maritime Law can be studied full time over one year, or part time over two years. During this time you’ll take a number of taught optional modules and complete a dissertation.
You’ll begin by taking an intensive, week-long introductory course on common law, which ensures that students from different jurisdictions and countries understand the workings of this important legal system.
You will then have the freedom to tailor your course to suit your interests and career ambitions by choosing from a wide range of modules on different aspects of maritime law. These include modules you won’t find at masters level at other UK universities, such as:
International Law of the Sea
Carriage of Goods by Sea
International Trade Law
International Commercial Arbitration
Commercial Conflict of Laws
Among the many other options are modules on marine insurance, internet law, admiralty law, international trade law, law of the sea and of the marine environment, principles of secured transactions, and international commercial arbitration.
You’ll also be able to choose a dissertation topic of interest, supported by an experienced academic who will offer guidance throughout the dissertation process.
The University of Southampton is a world-class hub for maritime research and expertise. The Law School’s Institute of Maritime Law has an international reputation, and the University is also home to the Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute , Institute and the National Oceanography Centre . In addition, the research division of Lloyd’s Register is based on campus.
Our academics are actively involved in cutting-edge studies and can therefore bring the latest research developments to your learning. In addition, their standing in the global legal community means they are invited to contribute to law reform and advise the international community on different aspects of maritime law. This means you’ll have an outstanding opportunity to learn from academics who are not only experts in the law as it is applied today, but are active in drafting the laws of the future – giving you a career advantage when you graduate.
Our world-leading academics include:
- Professor James Davey , who specialises in insurance and maritime law. He is widely published in leading law journals and has contributed to several books on maritime, consumer and corporate insurance law. James teaches on the Insurance Law module.
- Professor Andrew Serdy , a renowned expert in international maritime law and the current Director of the Institute of Maritime Law. He has contributed to and advised on Australian and Canadian government submissions to the United Nations (UN) Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf and co-authored a report on the UN fish stocks agreement for the Fisheries Committee of the European Parliament. Andrew leads a number of modules including International Law of the Sea.
Our academics’ own professional practice and their research collaborations with industry enable them to bring the latest sector insights to their teaching. They also have a network of contacts within major commercial and maritime law firms in London and around the world.
These links mean they can attract leading practitioners to talk to our students as an integral part of some modules and at special events. The Institute of Maritime Law runs weekly practitioners’ seminars and you’ll also have access to lectures and seminars organised by the Law School, related research institutes and our active student law societies. These provide an opportunity to hear from judges, ship brokers, representatives from classification societies and other legal and maritime professionals about the latest issues in their field. Our reputation enables us to attract speakers of the highest calibre, such as Lord Neuberger, former president of the UK Supreme Court.
Through our business links we can also offer prizes for high-performing LLM students in the form of monetary awards or placements, which are a great opportunity to gain professional experience and build networks. Past students have undertaken placements with law firms such as Campbell Johnston Clark, CMS Cameron MacKenna and Clyde & Co.
The University of Southampton is a major international hub for maritime research, encompassing the Law School’s Institute of Maritime Law, the National Oceanography Centre Southampton, the Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute and the research division of Lloyd’s Register.
Taught by world-leading specialists who are at the cutting edge of developments in the law
Options include key modules on maritime law and a number of niche modules that are unique in the UK on ship finance or ship sale and purchase
An intensive introductory course on common law provides the essential foundation for your studies
You’ll develop a global network of contacts that will be invaluable during your career.
Facilities include a dedicated maritime law library.
The most recent (2014) Research Excellence Framework rated 100 per cent of our research as world leading or internationally excellent for the research environment we provide to staff and students.
Recent graduates have gone on to work for organisations such as Attorney General’s Office, Clyde and Co, Ince & Co, Skuld, Hogan Lovells, PSP Law, Linklaters LLP and the Marshall Island Register.
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Typical entry requirements
An Upper Second Class Bachelors Degree in Law (or a degree with a substantial legal component) is normally required, but account may also be taken of practical work experience or professional qualifications within the relevant field of study. We welcome applications from international students. Mature applicants without formal qualifications but relevant work experience are also encouraged to apply. Access to the internet, Word Processor (MS Word compatible) and an email address are also required; webcams desirable.
English language requirements
In accordance with University regulations, applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of competency in English by offering one of the recognised tests in English. Alternatively, you should supply evidence that you have undertaken formal study in English at an institution that teaches award-bearing programmes in English.
The following test scores are accepted for direct entry:
IELTS 7.0 with 6.0 in each component
For a full list of English language tests accepted please see here
A score of IELTS 6.5 with 6.0 in each component together with satisfactory completion of the six week LLM Pre-sessional programme on English legal language and skills will be accepted.
Progression to this LLM programme
If you have professional experience, or credit through prior learning at another institution, you may be eligible to use this experience against some of the programme requirements for period of study. You will need to present evidence that you have met the learning outcomes of the programme. Full details can be found in the University’s Policy on the Recognition of Prior Learning.
Our pre-sessional English language courses are the best way to prepare for study at the University of Southampton. The courses will improve your capability and confidence in using English language in your studies.
Pre-Masters (LLM) course
If you do not meet our entry requirements for direct entry to one of our MSc programmes, you could progress to one of them via the University’s Pre-masters course
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Typical course content
The Law School will offer a selection of the optional modules listed below.
Students are required to complete 180 CATS. 60 CATS is awarded for the LLM dissertation. Students are therefore free to choose modules in total completing 120 CATS. For instance, a student who selects 4 modules of 30 CATS will complete the required taught modules.
[?] A core module is a module which must be taken and passed.
[?] A core module is a module which must be taken and passed.
Please note: This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the
programme and the learning outcomes that a typical
student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if s/he takes full advantage
of the learning opportunities that are provided.
More detailed information can be found in the programme handbook (or other appropriate guide
Fees & funding
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through your course.
Funding opportunities available to you are linked to your subject area and/or
your country of origin.
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Costs associated with this course
Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such
essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the
academic requirements for each programme of study.
There will also be further costs for the following, not purchasable from the
|Stationery||You will be expected to provide your own day-to-day stationery items, e.g.|
pens, pencils, notebooks, etc. Any specialist stationery items will be
specified under the Additional Costs tab of the relevant module profile.
|Books||Where a module specifies core texts these should generally be available on|
the reserve list in the library. However due to demand, students may prefer
to buy their own copies. These can be purchased from any source.
Some modules suggest reading texts as optional background reading. The
|Printing and copying||In most cases, written coursework such as essays, projects and dissertations is submitted online and by hard copy. The costs of printing a hard copy for submission of such coursework will be the responsibility of the student.|
The cost of photocopying will also be the responsibility of the student.
In some cases you’ll be able to choose modules (which may have different costs associated
with that module) which will change the overall cost of a programme to you. Please also
ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and
Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at www.calendar.soton.ac.uk .
You’ll be able to take advantage of a range of careers events and workshops organised by the Law School’s dedicated careers coordinator and by the student-run law societies. These include:
- the annual Law Careers Fair, which attracts more than 50 law firms and other companies, including maritime organisations who come specifically to meet LLM Maritime Law students
- industry seminars presented by major law firms such as Mishcon de Reya and Clifford Chance
- bespoke CV writing and job application workshops
The flexible nature of the LLM Maritime Law means you can tailor the course to suit your career goals. If you decide not to go into the legal field, you’ll graduate with transferable skills that will equip you for a career in any sector that excites you. Career options include private practice, working for commodity houses, shipping companies, P&I (protection and indemnity) clubs, or going into the international commercial sector or the public sector.
Our graduates have gone on to work for organisations including:
- Ince and Co
- Hogan Lovells
- Campbell Johnston Clark Ltd
- Holman Fenwick & Willan
- PSP Law
- Linklaters LLP
- Interport Maritime Ltd
Learning & Assessment
In-depth, practice-focused teaching
Our small-group approach to teaching offers an unrivalled level of analysis, enabling you to explore your chosen topics in depth. Seminars and tutorials are usually structured around facts or issues relating to a particular case, or a relevant piece of research. You’ll be encouraged to explore and debate these topics, prepare presentations and sometimes argue a case in a moot. Some modules may incorporate preparing a response to a public consultation, or examining the legal implications raised by a new convention and drafting a clause to tackle potential problems.
These activities will enhance your legal skills and understanding, but will also help you to develop transferable skills such as team working, communication, critical appraisal and logical reasoning. Working with a diverse group of students also means you’ll gain an insight into other cultures and professional practices that will be crucial in the workplace.
You’ll receive immediate feedback on your work during class, enabling you to identify strengths and areas for improvement. Formal assessment varies by module, but will include exams and coursework as well as your dissertation.
The LLM Challenge offers an additional learning experience. Students across all our LLM pathways are assigned to a team and given a current topic to debate, competing for a small monetary prize. As well as exercising your intellectual capabilities, the LLM Challenge will help you to develop your collaborative working and leadership skills.
Specialist facilities and resources
You’ll have unlimited access to an extensive range of specialist journals and online databases held by our excellent library service, including, for your dissertation research, the Philippa Kaye Library in Maritime Law located within the Law School’s Institute of Maritime Law. Library seminar rooms are available for group work and peer discussion, and the Law School’s facilities include a purpose-built moot room.
The Law School is a friendly, informal learning community; our relatively small intake means we get to know students well and can provide support to help them realise their potential. Every student is allocated a personal academic tutor who can advise on course-related matters, and you’ll be able to talk to your module tutors about any subject-specific queries. In addition, the University offers a wide range of language, academic and welfare support services should you need them.
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