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    1. 2018
    2. 2019
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LLM Maritime Law (Greece)

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Entry Year:
Be a City Law School student in Piraeus, Greece, the heart of the shipping industry.

Key Information

Start date

March 2019

Academic year dates

Duration

Full time: 12 months

Part time: 24 months

(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: £12,500 *

Part-time: £6,250 (per year)

Non-EU

Full-time: £17,500 *

Part-time: £8,750 (per year)

Campus

Piraeus, Greece

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

We are interested in receiving applications from individuals with at least an upper second-class honours undergraduate degree in law (roughly equivalent to a B or B+) from a recognised international institution. Applicants with a good undergraduate degree in another subject will also be considered.

INTO City, University of London

Don’t meet the entry requirements? INTO City, University of London offers a range of academic and English language programmes to help prepare you for study at City, University of London. You’ll learn from experienced teachers in a dedicated international study centre.

These programmes are designed for international students who do not meet the required academic and English language requirements for direct entry. To prepare for this degree course, learn more about the Graduate Diploma in Law.

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.

English language programmes

Don’t meet the English language requirements? INTO City, University of London offers English language programmes to help prepare you for study at university. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to degree courses.

How to apply

Applications are now open and can be made through the links below. Late applicants run the risk that the course may be full after the initial round of offers has been made.

You can apply online and will be expected to submit the following:

  • A short personal statement (c800-1200 words) outlining why you are applying for this programme.
  • A copy of your degree transcript and award certificate: We require an original transcript or a copy certified by your institution. If you have not yet graduated, you will be required to send us your degree transcript as soon as it is available.
  • Two references. These can be attached to the online application or you can provide details of your referees and we will send an email to them requesting the references.
  • Proof of your English language level, if not a native English speaker or holder of a UK degree.

September 2018

March 2019

As this course is based in Greece we are unable to support visa applications.

During your course

More about fees

Fees in each subsequent year of study (where applicable) will be subject to an annual increase of 2%. We will confirm any change to the annual tuition fee to you in writing prior to you commencing each subsequent year of study (where applicable).

Funding

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

City Law School scholarships

The City Law School is firmly committed to a generous programme of scholarships awarded on the basis of academic excellence. Our scholarships range in value and include both partial and full fee waiver awards.

Find out more about the scholarships offered by the City Law School.

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.

Accommodation

We offer a variety of accommodation options and support services for postgraduate students.

Read more about our postgraduate halls.

Our Accommodation Service can also help you find private accommodation.

Find out more about private accommodation.

Learn a language for free

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

Find out how to apply

Timetables

Course timetables are normally available from July and can be accessed from our timetabling pages. These pages also provide timetables for the current academic year, though this information should be viewed as indicative and details may vary from year to year.

View academic timetables

Please note that all academic timetables are subject to change.

Student support

We offer an extensive support network during your time here at City, University of London – from Learning Support (including disability support) and counselling to financial and career advice – leaving you free to enjoy every opportunity campus life has to offer.

Find out more about the different types of student support available.

Course content and assessment

Teaching and learning

The following academics teach on this course:

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.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Dissertation of 20,000 words.

The programme specification contains more information on how the course is organised, the requirements for progression for each part and credits required for awards.

  • LLM Maritime Law alumna Roy Katsani
    Student profile
    Graduates and colleagues of mine hold the LLM Maritime Law programme from City in the highest esteem..
After you graduate

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.

Applications are now open and can be made through the links below. Late applicants run the risk that the course may be full after the initial round of offers has been made.

You can apply online and will be expected to submit the following:

  • A short personal statement (c800-1200 words) outlining why you are applying for this programme.
  • A copy of your degree transcript and award certificate: We require an original transcript or a copy certified by your institution. If you have not yet graduated, you will be required to send us your degree transcript as soon as it is available.
  • Two references. These can be attached to the online application or you can provide details of your referees and we will send an email to them requesting the references.
  • Proof of your English language level, if not a native English speaker or holder of a UK degree.

September 2018

March 2019

As this course is based in Greece we are unable to support visa applications.

Contact details

Northampton Square Campus

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