Our LLM (Marine and Maritime Law) is offered by the College of Business & Law at University College Cork (UCC) in Ireland. It is a new programme that brings together the best legal expertise in Marine Law in Ireland. It covers a range of legal topics including shipping and maritime law, marine environmental protection, and international law of the sea.
This programme gives students the chance to work with the best maritime and marine lawyers in the country, under the academic overview of the globally recognised UCC School of Law. Our LLM (Marine and Maritime Law) programme integrates theoretical and practical learning of relevant law modules with marine and maritime activities taking place in Cork, such as marine environmental research, marine renewables, law enforcement at sea, fisheries management, shipping and port activities. This programme is based on flexible workload arrangements and is suitable for both law graduates and marine and maritime professionals alike.
Whether you are a law graduate or a marine/maritime professional, this programme provides an in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge, and analysis, of Marine and Maritime Law.
Why Choose This Course
The School of Law has many expert and committed lecturers with expertise across a wide range of areas. The LLM Marine & Maritime course is unique because lecturers come from within and from outside the School of Law. Our programme benefits in particular from collaboration with the SFI Research Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine (MaREI), and the Environmental Research Institute. See our staff on the School of Law website here.
Top 100 ranking
UCC School of Law has been ranked among the world’s best Law Schools in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject (2021).
Our LLM (Marine and Maritime Law) brings together leading marine and maritime research and practice in Ireland. The programme enables the practice of law in the fields of shipping and marine environmental research. Through a clinical module, students have the opportunity to learn about law enforcement at sea, including through access to a naval ship at Cork. Fundamentally the programme is built on what Ireland does best in the marine and maritime world, and from there it reaches international excellence.
Our learning approach also reflects our commitment to the Connected Curriculum where we emphasise the connection between students, learning, research and leadership through our vision for a Connected University. Our staff are at the forefront of this integrative approach to learning and will support you in making meaningful connections within and between topics such as maritime law, geography, governance, and the intrinsic variations of law itself.