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  1. Postgraduate
    1. 2020
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LLM Maritime Law (Greece)

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

Key information

Start date

September 2020

Academic year dates


Full time: 12 months

Part time: 24 months


Full-time: £13,010 *

Part-time: TBC


Full-time: £18,210 *

Part-time: TBC


Piraeus, Greece

Who is it for?

This LLM (Master of Maritime Law) programme, which is being offered in Greece, is designed to benefit experienced professionals and executives involved in the shipping markets and sectors, and those companies which provide services to the shipping industries. Officials working in the maritime and international trade sector will also benefit from the highly commercial approach taken in the delivery of the programme.

The LLM will give top shipping professionals an invaluable exposure to international maritime and trade law, whilst legally qualified professionals will also benefit from the specialist nature of the programme. Non legal professionals involved in the maritime and maritime services sector will gain deep insights into the practical workings of maritime and trade law.

The programme is delivered in block format by our own UK-based faculty, each module on the course is taught in the form of three teaching blocks scheduled on Fridays and Saturdays.

The programme welcomes applicants who have a good degree in any related discipline and/or relevant work experience, including ambitious and highly motivated recent graduates. A specialist qualification in international maritime law will undoubtedly enhance career prospects.

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.


  • Advances your knowledge and understanding of practical aspects of maritime law.
  • Enhances your commercial awareness of the legal principles and rules impacting on international shipping.
  • Gives you the benefits of a joint academic enterprise between two highly prestigious institutions, the City Law School and Hellenic Lloyd's Register in Piraeus, Greece.
  • Provides you with access to thousands of learning resources, including e-books, through the City Law School's online legal and business databases as well as the prestigious Laskaridou Library collection.
  • Offers you the flexibility of weekend study without disruption to your work.
  • Affords you the opportunity to learn from established maritime law academics who have significant professional and scholarly experience.
  • Supports your learning experience through our online learning platform, Moodle.
  • Provides you with appropriate administrative support based both in Greece and London.

Requirements and how to apply

Entry requirements

We are interested in receiving applications from individuals with a good honours undergraduate degree in law, business, maritime studies, or a related field from an internationally recognized institution. Applicants without formal undergraduate education but with significant and relevant work experience and/or training are very welcome to apply.

In reaching our admission decisions we will take account of:

  • Academic performance
  • Reasons for choice of courses/career
  • Evidence of intellectual ability
  • References
  • Relevant work experience/activity

English requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English will need to hold one of the following qualifications:

  • 7.0 overall in IELTS

The language qualification must have been completed a maximum of two years prior to applying for this programme.

You may be exempt from the English Language requirement if you have:

  • completed your undergraduate degree wholly in English; or,
  • worked professionally in an English speaking country for at least a year; or,
  • other supporting evidence of high oral and written English proficiency.

If you have any query about the English Language requirements, please contact our Course Officer at

How to apply

Applications are now open for September 2020 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 if 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 (please see the English requirements section)

September 2020

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

If you have any enquiries please contact:

Tel +44 (0)20 7040 3309

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).


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.


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.

Students have access to the Laskaridou library, which includes the "City Collection" reserved exclusively for our students.


For information regarding the teaching blocks please contact:

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


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 charter parties: Time, voyage and demise. It also considers the standard forms of charter parties 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.You will be provided one to one supervision to write this major piece of research.

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

With the LLM you will be equipped for work in:

  • law firms
  • shipping companies
  • insurance companies
  • tanker companies
  • merchant banks
  • ports and terminals
  • classification societies
  • ship repairers
  • ship management companies
  • ship builders
  • freight forwarders
  • maritime regulators
  • civil service or government
  • haulage companies
  • shipbrokers
  • P&I Clubs.

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

  • INCE & CO
  • American P&I.

Contact details

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