The sea is vital to human existence – for commerce, navigation routes, and as a major source of natural resources. Legal expertise in the issues surrounding the law in these areas is always in demand.
Our LLM in International Maritime Law will give you an in-depth understanding of the law concerning contracts for the carriage of goods, marine insurance, international trade and law of the sea.
Learning from experts with high level academic and practical experience, you will gain specialist knowledge and skills that are highly valued by employers, and open up a range of exciting career opportunities.
Why International Maritime Law at Swansea?
As a postgraduate student at the Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law, you will be part of a globally recognised law school, with a thriving academic environment committed to excellence in teaching and research, and offering an exceptional student experience.
You will be exempted from the level 2 requirements of CIArb membership, so you can apply for the level of Member of the Institute (MCIArb), on successful completion of the International Commercial Arbitration module
Swansea University is ranked 26th in the UK for research quality and 22nd for research impact (REF 2014).
Your International Maritime Law Experience
On this LLM degree, you will gain the knowledge and experience to develop into a 21st-century lawyer or legal service practitioner with specialist and in-depth understanding of international maritime law.
Our postgraduate law degrees give you the opportunity to learn from academics who are industry experts, with a wealth of academic and practical experience.
You will also learn through:
Guest lectures to give you insight into practice in the field
Summer schools abroad
International Maritime Law Employment Opportunities
Graduates of the LLM in International Maritime Law are well-positioned for stimulating and rewarding career opportunities.
Improving your employability is a key priority for us, and we organise a range of events to help, including the annual LLM careers fair, which gives you the opportunity to meet local and international law firms, as well as networking events and visits to leading practices in the City of London.
The entry requirement for this LLM in International Maritime Law is a 2:2 honours degree, ideally in a cognate discipline.
Candidates with relevant experience are also encouraged to apply.
We welcome applications from students from around the world and require evidence of the previous study that is equivalent to the entry requirements.
If English is not your first language you will need an acceptable pass in an approved English Language qualification such as the IELTS test (with an overall score of at least 6.5 and a minimum of 6.0 in each component).
Free English language classes are available which are designed to assist you in improving your critical legal thinking and writing.
Careers and Employability
Careers and Employability Swansea Employability Academy (SEA) will support you at each stage of your career journey helping you build a bright future.
Our career support services include:
Employability workshops, employers’ talks, bespoke events and careers fairs.
Individual advice and guidance from professionally qualified Careers Advisers.
Help with finding jobs, internships, work placements and volunteering opportunities.
Access to information resources on a wide range of career management topics.
Funding to support student internship opportunities and Student Society/Club events.
We also provide help and advice for Swansea University Alumni up to two years after you graduate.
The School of Law takes a proactive approach to enhance graduate employability, with a dedicated Employability and Placements Officer. The School offers a range of local, national and international work placements, professional courses, advice and support to help you develop the skills required to achieve your ambitions.
Enhancing our students’ employability is a key priority. In order to do this, we organise a number of initiatives for LLM students including the Annual LLM Careers Fair, which gives students the opportunity to meet representatives from local and international law firms, networking events, and visits to leading practices within the City of London.
Swansea University was named University of the Year in the 2019 Whatuni Student Choice Awards for the second time in five years. As well as being crowned University of the Year, Swansea University took the top spot in the International category and placed top three in the Postgraduate, and Course and Lecturers categories. The Whatuni Student Choice Awards are voted for entirely by students, with more than 41,000 reviews and comments submitted from more than 160 UK institutions.
In the prestigious Guardian University Guide 2021, we are placed 24th in the UK and have won the Welsh University of the Year title for the second time in three years, cementing our position as Wales’ leading higher education institution.
We place our students at the heart of everything. As a result, we achieved a gold rating, the highest rating possible, in the national Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) and are ranked 6th in the UK for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey for 2020.
Our stunning waterfront campuses make us a desirable location for students and staff from around the world, and our multicultural community provides a global perspective, enabling those who join us to develop skills and knowledge that set them on successful and enriching careers.