MA / LLM in Maritime Law and Shipping Management
School of Business & Law

MA / LLM in Maritime Law and Shipping Management

MA / LLM in Maritime Law and Shipping Management
School of Business & Law

MA / LLM in Maritime Law and Shipping Management

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Duration18 months

Fees
€9,000 for whole program

LanguageEnglish

CampusNicosia - Limassol

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Qualification Awarded MA / LLM in Martime Law and Shipping Management
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, a modern and international enterprise 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 with an international team of academic experts from leading universities offers a postgraduate Programme that is unique in Cyprus, and one of very few offered globally.

This Degree Programme combines the subject areas of both Maritime Law and Shipping Management and develops the skillset required by managers and lawyers to advise, litigate, negotiate and ultimately to master the legal complexities and challenges of International Trade and Transport.

Upon completion, graduates are awarded either the “LLM in Maritime Law and Shipping Management” or the “MA in Maritime Law and Shipping Management”.

Students of the program are also offered the opportunity to focus on an elective group of subjects of their choice, and obtain a ‘concentration’ in one of three areas:

COMMERCIAL SHIPPING AND TRADE PRACTICES
Global Trade Practices
Commercial Management of Ships

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
Banking and Shipping Finance
Economics of Sea Transport and International Trade

OIL AND GAS MANAGEMENT
Commodity Trading and Risk Management
Oil and Gas Management

Students are eligible for the MA, if they hold an undergraduate business-oriented Degree. Students are eligible for the LLM, if they hold an LLB Degree, or a relevant Bachelor Degree combined with an extensive professional legal experience.

Upon successful completion of this program, you should be able to:
1. Acquire knowledge and understanding of the main principles and functions of the shipping business and international trade
2. Deal with advanced legal issues in maritime law, international trade, marine insurance, carriage of goods, chartering and dispute resolution
3. Display critical awareness and demonstrate managerial skills of combined legal and business analysis and advanced problem solving
4. Develop negotiation and communication skills, both oral and written.
5. Have the appropriate knowledge and skills required to proceed to a research degree (MPhil, PhD etc.).

Significant recent developments in the business sectors in Cyprus make both postgraduate Programmes of studies especially relevant. The island is considered to be one of the world’s leading maritime centres and is fast becoming a new European hub for imports and re-exports activities linking Europe with the Far East in ways previously unexplored. At the same time the energy sector in Cyprus is also developing rapidly.

There is a variety of career options upon completion of any of these two Master's Degree Programmes including import and export business, ship owning and ship management, chartering, commercial legal services and consultancy, banking and finance, oil and gas trading and management, insurance, freight forwarding, transportation and logistics, port management, shipping agency, as well as a variety of posts in the public administration and government.

Graduates of these Programmes will be positioned favourably in the local and international market for the newly created employment opportunities. They will be able to undertake managerial, legal and executive responsibilities. Those already in employment are expected to enhance their career prospects and be prepared to face the challenges of a more demanding position.

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

Specific Admission Requirements
Academic Requirement: A good undergraduate degree from a recognised university, or an equivalent international qualification, or an acceptable professional qualification. Candidates’ specific minimum academic requirements for admittance to the Programme are:
- Undergraduate degree with a business or law orientation, or
- Undergraduate degree in any other area, provided the candidate has substantial experience in a managerial post within a business environment, or
- A professional qualification such as Membership of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, Qualified lawyer (e.g., Bar and Law Association membership), Master Mariner’s or Chief Engineer’s Certificate of Competency. This will only apply where the candidate has, in addition, satisfactory business experience.

English Language Requirement: If you have completed your entire degree in a non-English speaking Programme of studies, you must demonstrate satisfactory knowledge of English language. Suitable qualifications may include:
- TOEFL, or IELTS, or GCSE, or IGCSE, or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English, or equivalent, or
- High school leaving certificate from a High School where the language of tuition is English, or
- Α pass (>50%) at the English Placement Test of our University.

Recognition of Prior Learning
There are no specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning for this Program. Candidates can be granted transfer credits according to the general arrangements for recognition of prior learning of the University.

How to Apply:
Application forms can be obtained from the Admissions Office at Frederick University in Nicosia or Limassol. Alternatively, the form can be downloaded by clicking the button below:

Application Form: Click here to download (pdf)

As part of the application form you will need to submit the following supporting documents:
- Full Curriculum Vitae (CV).
- Official transcripts of all degrees to date (including any not yet completed): Please ensure that you provide full detailed copies of your transcripts outlining all the modules you have studied and marks achieved.
- Personal Statement: A short written statement not more than 500 words outlining your suitability to the programme and your reasons for applying. You may highlight your professional and research interests and any relevant work experience.
- Two academic references or one academic and one professional where is applicable. You can provide us the names and contacts (telephone and email addresses) for your referees and they will be contacted directly by our admission office.
- Any other supporting documents: copies of certificates of relevant examinations such as language test results, GMAT results, etc.

For admissions enquiries you may contact Frederick University in Limassol:

Admissions and Student Affairs Officer: Ismene Charalambous
Tel. +357 25730975 (ext. 128)
Email: sec.ci@frederick.ac.cy
MSc Programme Director: Dr Angelos Menelaou
Tel. +357 25730975
Email: bus.ma@frederick.ac.cy
The complete package must be sent to:

Programme: MA/LLM in Maritime Law and Shipping Business
Department of Maritime Studies
Frederick University
18, Mariou Agathagelou Str.
Agios Georgios Havouzas,
3080, Limassol
Cyprus
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
There are no specific examination regulations, assessment and grading methods employed by this Program. The Examination Regulations, Assessment Methods and Grading System for this Program are the same as the relevant general university regulations.

Graduation Requirements
Students are eligible for graduation after successfully completing 90 ECTS credits in the courses listed in the Program Structure.

Furthermore, a student can graduate only if their CGPA is greater or equal to 5.00 out of 10.00. Graduating students with a CGPA less than 5.00 might have to take extra courses or repeat a number of courses in order to improve their grades.

Access to Further Studies
Graduates will also be able if they so wish to proceed to obtain professional or further academic qualifications.
Module Group
ECTS

The student must successfully complete 48 ECTS, from the following list of modules:

No.CodeNameECTSHours / week
1ITSM501INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND SHIPPING MANAGEMENT83
2MLSB502INTERNATIONAL MARITIME LAW 83
3MLSB503LAW OF CARRIAGE OF GOODS83
4MLSB504MARINE INSURANCE83
5MLSB505DISPUTE RESOLUTION83
6MLSM506RESEARCH METHODS83

The student must successfully complete 12 ECTS, from the following list of modules:

No.CodeNameECTSHours / week
1ITSM515GLOBAL TRADE REGULATIONS AND PRACTICE63
2ITSM512COMMERCIAL MANAGEMENT OF SHIPS63
3ITSM513BANKING AND FINANCE63
4ITSM514ECONOMICS OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND TRANSPORT63
5ITSM518COMMODITY TRADING AND RISK MANAGEMENT63
6ITSM519OIL AND GAS MANAGEMENT63

The student must successfully complete 30 ECTS, from the following list of modules:

No.CodeNameECTSHours / week
1MLSM520DISSERTATION303
Total
90
Semesters
ECTS
No.CodeNameECTS
1ITSM501INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND SHIPPING MANAGEMENT8
2MLSB502INTERNATIONAL MARITIME LAW 8
3MLSB503LAW OF CARRIAGE OF GOODS8
4ELECTIVE6
TOTAL30
No.CodeNameECTS
1MLSB504MARINE INSURANCE8
2MLSB505DISPUTE RESOLUTION8
3MLSM506RESEARCH METHODS8
4ELECTIVE6
TOTAL30
No.CodeNameECTS
1MLSM520DISSERTATION30
TOTAL30


 

 
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