Course Information Package

Course Unit TitleDISSERTATION
Course Unit CodeDLMLSM520
Course Unit DetailsMA/LLM Maritime Law and Shipping Management (DL) (Postgraduate Assignment) -
Number of ECTS credits allocated30
Learning Outcomes of the course unitBy the end of the course, the students should be able to:
  1. Demonstrated the ability to identify and focus on specific research questions and aims which have theoretical or applied interest.
  2. Developed, presented and executed the method of approach to provide answers to the above questions.
  3. Acquired in depth knowledge in the chosen area of study and shown ability to critically discuss the relevant material in a comprehensive literature review.
  4. Reviewed the results of the study drawing incisive conclusions and presenting creative recommendations.
  5. Worked successfully alone and demonstrated adequate initiative and time management skills, while making optimum use of supervision.
  6. Made good use of the latest information technology in the process of reviewing the area of study, executing the methodology of research and analyzing the results.
  7. Presented and defended a concise project report following the dissertation guidelines.
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
PrerequisitesNONECo-requisitesNONE
Recommended optional program componentsNONE
Course Contents
The MA Thesis will have the form of an original research project that includes data collection and processing (theoretical, interpretational and applied research).
The MA in Maritime Law and Shipping Management at Frederick University offers students the opportunity to specialise in one of three areas: Ship Management, Financial Management, and Trade Regulations and Practice. The precise topic is to be discussed and agreed in the beginning by the Instructors and Advisor. The choice of dissertation topic will lead to the award of one of our four named degrees:
 • MA Maritime Law and Shipping Management (Ship Management)
 • MA Maritime Law and Shipping Management (Financial Management) 
 • MA Maritime Law and Shipping Management (Trade Regulations and Practice

Recommended and/or required reading:
Textbooks
    No specific textbook required
References
    Planned learning activities and teaching methodsPreparatory work for the Dissertation begins during the third semester of studies along with the module with the Code Name: Research Methodology. Part of the students’ obligations is to submit a research proposal which will be elaborated and developed into their MSc Dissertation. Students can enroll for their Dissertation after completing 60 ECTS and allocated an Advisor. Regular meetings between the Advisor and student regarding progress on the student’s work will take place during the semester, before final submission.
    Assessment methods and criteria
    Thesis100%
    Language of instructionEnglish
    Work placement(s)NO