MA/LLM in Maritime Law and Shipping Business

Program Profile

Qualification Awarded

MA/LLM in Maritime Law and Shipping Business

Level Of Qualification

Master (2nd Cycle Degree)

Offered by

Department of Maritime Studies

Mode of Study

Full Time or Part Time

In a constantly changing world, international enterprises must rely on managers and advisors with diverse expertise of both legal and economic requirements of the business environment.

To meet these needs, Frederick University developed, exclusively, an innovative Master’s Degree that is one of the very few offered internationally:

The new MA/LLM in Maritime Law and Shipping Business uniquely combines the areas of both Law and Business. We cover all legal subjects that are necessary for a maritime lawyer, and at the same time, we prepare you to become maritime business executive.

The Programme has been especially developed to give you the special skillset and advantage, because modern shipping managers and lawyers are required to advise on the legal complexities and on business challenges of International Trade and Transport.

You are also offered the opportunity of specialisation, based on the Elective Group of your choice, in one of three areas:

The Master’s Degree title and Specialisation (MA. or LL.M.) is awarded in accordance with the selection of one of the above elective groups and completion of the Dissertation on a topic relevant to the selected specialisation courses.

Key Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this Programme, you should be able to:

  • Advise, litigate and negotiate based on the rules of admiralty, international trade, and marine insurance, law of carriage of goods, corporate law and the relevant regulatory context
  • Understand the aspects relating to international dispute resolution (conventional and alternative dispute resolution) and the requisites for cooperation and amicable dispute settlement
  • Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the structures, processes and institutional practices of shipping and trade in the global marketplace
  • Apply tools and techniques relevant to various aspects of the shipping business, along with broad business skills required in managerial roles within the maritime and associated industries
  • Develop, implement and promote activities relevant to law, shipping business, international trade and shipping management by making good use of the combined knowledge from the aforementioned disciplines and critically assess the situations and phenomena of the industry as educated professionals
  • Develop negotiation and communication skills, both oral and written
  • Apply independent analysis, research and writing on both law and business
  • Establish the appropriate knowledge and application of methods required to proceed to a research degree (MPhil, PhD etc.)


Career Opportunities

A wide range of career opportunities, in demanding and challenging posts is available to you, because you will be positioned favourably in the international labour market for the newly created jobs.

The diversity of the maritime and trade sectors (forming the “blue economy”) includes hundreds of companies, all of which are in need of skilled and versatile professionals.

This Programme is carefully designed to make you competent professional, lawyer and manager and give you skills to work at executive and managerial levels. Usually you may be employed in the following sectors:

  • Onshore and offshore personnel of maritime companies
  • Legal and Judicial
  • Banking, Finance and Insurance
  • International Trade and export- import
  • Business
  • Energy
  • Public and Government
  • Agencies with regulatory responsibilities
  • National and international organisations
  • Research and academia

All those sectors need to draw upon the same pool of well-educated people.

The Programme operates in the evenings in order to accommodate working students and is also offered by Distance Learning.