Maritime Law (Greece) LLM
Our LLM in Maritime Law is an academically demanding and extremely satisfying course for anyone working in shipping law.
The course gives you a detailed understanding of maritime law allowing you to build on your existing knowledge and enhance your career prospects. Delivered in the Lloyd's Register building in Piraeus, Athens, Greece, with access to the exceptional Laskaridou Library, the course is taught in English in weekend blocks by British academics, legal practitioners and specialist lecturers from around the world.
This course gives you the unique opportunity to study in Greece the same maritime modules as students studying the course in London.
Students of the LLM in Maritime Law (Greece) attend classes in Piraeus, but are also invited to attend London classes, access The City Law School's facilities and take part in UK-based activities. Students will graduate alongside UK-based LLM students.
Why the City LLM?
- Further your understanding of maritime law by studying modules from the respected UK course
- Experience studying at the prestigious Laskaridou Library of Piraeus, Athens
- Shape your study around your personal and work commitments
- Enhance your CV by taking advantage of our dedicated team of UK academics & professionals
- Benefit from the support of a full-time admissions service based in Greece
Applicants should ideally hold a 2.1 UK law degree (or 7/10 Greek equivalent). We will consider applications from those who hold a first degree in shipping, economics, engineering or management studies, or a law degree lower than a 2.1 equivalent if the applicant has at least two years of relevant job experience. Applicants without a degree will only be considered if they have extensive high-level work experience.
Applicants who have not graduated from a UK university will need to hold one of the following qualifications: 7.0 overall in IELTS OR Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English Grade C or above.
The language qualification must have been completed a maximum of two years prior to applying for this course.
Please note that due to changes in the UKVI's list of SELTs we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2014.
If you are not from the European Economic Area / Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK you may need to apply for a visa or entry clearance to come to the UK to study.
The way that you apply may vary depending on the length of your course; there are different rules for:
- Students on courses of more than 6 months
- Students on courses of less than 6 months
- Students on a pre-sessional English Language course
Please note: If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you cannot undertake any City University London courses on a part-time basis.
For more information see our main Visa page.
You will study the key areas of Maritime Law, as well as issues relating to the shipping business.
Teaching and Assessment
The course is delivered in English by experienced British academics, legal practitioners, and occasionally specialist lecturers of other nationalities. Each module is taught in three eight-hour blocks. Teaching takes place in weekend blocks usually over a Friday and Saturday afternoon allowing you to fit your study around your professional and personal commitments. You are provided with one-to-one support throughout your learning experience giving you the best chance of success on the course.
You will be taught in the Lloyd’s Register building and have access to the Laskaridou Library, both based in Pireaus, Greece. Piraeus is the port of Athens and it can be reached easily from the capital by rail in a few minutes.
Lecturers on this course:
Anthony is Co-Course Director of the LLM in Maritime Law in Greece. The course is an example of the international nature of the City Law School, a part of City University London, and how it reaches out to potential students who live beyond the shores of the UK. In addition to Greece itself the course attracts students from other countries such as the UK, Cyprus and Italy who all seem to enjoy flying in for the weekend classes
Anthony joined The City Law School in 2006 after working for many years at Cardiff University and as a visiting lecturer at other universities including Bristol, Durham and the Henley Business School. He teaches Maritime law at both LLB and LLM level. On our Piraeus based degree he leads the modules in Admiralty and Carriage of Goods by Sea.
He has a particular interest in Admiralty practice and the Law of Marine Salvage. Anthony is a Supporting Member of the London Maritime Arbitrators Association. Before becoming an academic Anthony worked as an in-house legal advisor for several companies including those with ship owning, ship broking and bunker trading interests.
Professor Rob Merkin QC
Rob has been teaching and writing about insurance law, and in particular marine insurance law, for many years, and has been involved in the City University LLM maritime programme in Piraeus since its inception.
Rob is a professor at Exeter University, but he also teaches LLM insurance courses at the universities of Auckland, Sydney, Queensland and Hong Kong. His works have been cited by numerous judges worldwide, and he is co-author of the leading authoritative text Arnould's Law of Marine Insurance as well as author of Annotated Marine Insurance legislation. Rob co-edits the Lloyd's Law Reports, the most important set of commercial, maritime and insurance reports in the English-speaking world. He also edits the British Insurance Law Journal and Insurance Law Monthly.
In 2014, Rob was awarded a senior doctorate (LLD) by Cardiff University, and in December 2014, he was an Expert Adviser to the House of Lords Special Public Bills Committee on the Insurance Bill 2014. He is one of a handful of UK academics to be awarded the title of honorary QC by the Crown
Mr David Glass
David Glass is a Senior Lecturer and the Director of Postgraduate Taught Studies at Cardiff University and teaches the International Trade module, on the LLM Maritime Law at The City Law School.
David's research interest is in the law of carriage of goods with particular interest in freight forwarding, international carriage of goods by road and multimodal transport.
David has developed and contributed to a range of publications including 'The Divided Heart of CMR,' (1979), Introduction to the Law of Carriage of Goods, with C. Cashmore, (1989), and Contracts for the Carriage of Goods by Road, 3rd ed. with A. Messent, LLP (2000.)
David is a member of the advisory board for the Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly and Shipping and Transport International and has had many articles published within the same journal.
Anna Katsoulaki holds a B.Sc in Shipping and Transport, a LL.B in Law and a LL.M in Maritime Law from Cardiff University. Anna is Co-Programme Director of the LL.M in Maritime Law in Greece. She has been running the Course in Greece for the last six years. Anna joined The City Law School in September 2008. Anna teaches Carriage of Goods by Sea and International Trade Law. Her main teaching and research interests include International Maritime Conventions, Bills of Lading, Letters of Credit, Charterparties, Cargo Claims, Piracy and Contract Law.
Anna's family has been traditionally involved in shipping. Before joining The City Law School, Anna was an in-house legal advisor for shipping companies for 10 years, where she was dealing with various cargo claims related to bulk and bagged cargoes, sale and purchase, marine insurance and P&I matters, and marine accidents.
Anna has been organising the Maritime Law Symposia delivered by The City Law School in Greece with great success and participation. The aim of these annual Symposia is to inform and update the knowledge of legal developments in a selected area of maritime law for shipping professionals in Greece. These events have been designed for Greece as a recognition of the number of City graduates who are now engaged in the shipping industry.
Anna is a member of HAME (Hellenic Association of Maritime Economists), a Supporting Member of the London Maritime Arbitrators Association, a member of the Editorial Board of the International Transport Law Review.
Anna is currently concentrating on academic research as well as LL.B teaching.
Each module is assessed by means of a 6,000 word essay. Once you have successfully completed the essays for your four modules, you will also be required to complete a 20,000 word dissertation on a maritime law topic of your choice (subject to approval).
As an official City Law School student you will have access to the same support facilities and services that are available to our UK students. You will have access to the law school's own legal resource portals, LawBore and LawBorePro, where you can find out about the latest key legal resources. In London you can access the University's Centre for Career Skills and Development and both of our libraries based at our main campus and Gray's Inn Place. You will also have the opportunity to attend talks in London by leading professionals working in maritime law.
- Full-time EU: £11,000
- Part-time EU: £5,500 per year
- Full-time Non EU: £16,000
- Part-time Non EU: £8,000 per year
For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Postgraduate Fees and Finance.
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The LLM in Maritime Law provides you with a sound basis for developing a career in shipping and maritime law; whether it be with a national or international firm or in-house.
Students who complete the LLM may wish to continue their academic studies by enrolling in a PhD or MPhil offered by The City Law School.