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  1. Maritime Law (Greece)
    1. 2016
    2. 2017
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Maritime Law (Greece)

LLM |
Be a City Law School student in Piraeus, Greece, the heart of the shipping industry.

Key Information

Start date

September 2016
March 2017

Duration

Full time: one year

Part time: two years

(within the two years, you are free to choose which modules you will attend, according to your professional commitments).

See more about duration

UK/EU

Full-time: £11,000

Part-time: £5,500 per year

Non-EU

Full-time: £16,000

Part-time: £8,000 per year

Who is it for?

Our group of students consists of either top-quality Law graduates or graduates of other disciplines who have relevant work experience of more than two years.

We have students from Greece and from other countries including Switzerland, Italy, Norway, France and the United Kingdom.

This course is suitable for Law graduates who want to specialise in maritime law, or maritime professionals who want to enhance their knowledge of maritime law.

Objectives

  • Further your understanding of maritime law by studying modules from the respected UK course.
  • Experience studying at the esteemed Hellenic Lloyd’s Register in Piraeus, Greece.
  • Have access to our online resources as well as the prestigious Laskaridou Library collection.
  • Shape your study around your personal and work commitments.
  • Enhance your CV by taking advantage of our dedicated team of UK academics and professionals.
  • Benefit from the support of a full-time administration service based in Greece.

Requirements and how to apply

Entry requirements

You should ideally hold an upper second-class 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 an upper second class 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.

English requirements

Applicants who have not graduated from a UK institution will need to hold one of the following qualifications:

  • 7.0 overall in IELTS
  • 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.

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.

Visa requirements

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 six months
  • Students on courses of less than six months
  • Students on a pre-sessional English language course.

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you cannot undertake any City courses on a part-time basis.

For more information see our main Visa page.

How to apply

You can apply online for both the full-time and part-time course:

September 2016 applications:

Funding

Explore up-to-date information about funding options, available financial support and typical living costs.

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Future Finance Loans

Future Finance offers students loans of between £2,500 and £40,000 to help cover tuition fees and living expenses. All students and courses are considered. All loans are subject to credit checks and approval for further details please visit city.financemyfuture.co.uk.

For further information and ideas about funding your course, visit Financing your study.

Placements

We offer placements in collaboration with Thomas Cooper Law Firm in Piraeus Greece. You will be given tours in a shipping company, too. We are cooperating with Real Time Graduates, which is a project finding placements for shipping graduates in Greece.

Academic facilities

Classes take place in the fully equipped Hellenic Lloyd’s Register seminar rooms in Piraeus, Greece.

Learn a language for free

We offer a free language course for City, University of London students.

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Teaching and learning

The following academics teach on this course:

Assessment

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).

Modules

Each module on the course is taught within 24 hours in the form of three teaching blocks of eight hours each (on a Friday and a Saturday).

Module information

  • Introductory Course: eight hours taught by Professor Chris Ryan and Emily Allbon. Introduction to the English Legal System and Contract Law (Chris). Library induction and training on legal research and writing (Emily).
  • International Trade Law: 24 hours of teaching by David Glass and Professor Jason Chuah. (30 credits)
  • Marine Insurance: 24 hours of teaching by Professor Rob Merkin QC. The Marine Insurance module will provide an introduction to the topic and the market in which it operates; it will then go on to look at the actual insurable interest. It then examines the key issues surrounding pre-contractual non-disclosure as well as warranties, exceptions & implied terms. It also examines claims, both fraudulent and late (including post-contractual and those in good faith).

    The module covers the issues surrounding causation & loss. In respect of insurance cover, both perils of the sea and the Inchmaree clause are discussed along with standard exceptions, wilful misconduct and proof. The module also deals with third party Issues (such as Subrogation and the1930 Act) and reform of the 1906 Act (including Law Commission proposals in development). (30 credits)
  • Admiralty Law: 24 hours of teaching by Anthony Rogers. This module covers all the principal issues in respect of Admiralty law and practice. These include claims in rem, maritime liens and ship arrest; ownership and registration of ships; shipbuilding contracts; salvage and collisions and oil pollution from ships. The course also covers relevant aspects of the Merchant Shipping Act 1995. (30 credits)
  • Carriage of Goods by Sea: 24 hours of teaching by Anthony Rogers and Professor Jason Chuah. The module covers all the main types of charterparties: Time, voyage and demise. It also considers the standard forms of charterparties and provides a legal analysis of some of the clauses. It also examines the law in respect of bills of lading. It then goes on to look at the modern application of the Hague Visby rules and the Hamburg rules. The module also considers several other major aspects of carriage of goods, the law of freight, hire, laytime and demurrage. (30 credits)
  • Dissertation of 20,000 words (60 credits).
  • Student
    Graduates and colleagues of mine hold the LLM Maritime Law programme from City in the highest esteem.
  • Academic expert
    Senior Lecturer, Director - Mooting, Programme Director LLB in Legal Practice working in the The City Law School.
  • Academic expert
    Professor of Commercial and Maritime Law working in the The City Law School.
  • Academic expert
    Greek LLM Programme Director working in the The City Law School.
  • Academic expert
    LLM Maritime Law (Greece) Programme Director working in the The City Law School.

Career prospects

Our graduates are equipped for work in:

  • law firms
  • shipping companies
  • insurance companies
  • shipbrokers
  • P&I Clubs and more.

Past graduates of the course are working in big shipping companies, law firms and P&I Clubs such as:

  • LATSCO
  • INCE & CO
  • American P&I.

You can apply online for both the full-time and part-time course:

September 2016 applications:

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