MA / LLM in Maritime Law and Shipping Management
Distance Learning

MA / LLM in Maritime Law and Shipping Management

MA / LLM in Maritime Law and Shipping Management
Distance Learning

MA / LLM in Maritime Law and Shipping Management

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Duration18 months

Fees
€5,940 for whole program

LanguageEnglish

CampusN/A

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Qualification Awarded MA or LLM in Maritime Law and Shipping Management
Level Of Qualification Master (2nd Cycle Degree)
Offered by Department of Business and Law
Mode of Study Distance Learning

Upon successful completion of this Programme, the students should be able to:
1. 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.
2. Demonstrate negotiation skills, communication and professional skills, both oral and written.
3. Apply independent analysis, research and writing on both law and business.
4. Understand the aspects relating to international dispute resolution (conventional and alternative dispute resolution) and the importance of cooperation and amicable dispute settlement without the sacrifice of efficiency and perseverance in justifiable goals and rights.
5. Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the structures, processes and institutional practices of shipping and trade in the global marketplace.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. Demonstrate the appropriate knowledge and application of methods required to proceed to a research degree (MPhil, PhD etc.)

A wide range of career opportunities, in demanding and challenging posts, is available to prospective graduates that are positioned favourably in the local labour market for the newly created employment opportunities.

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

This Programme is carefully designed to produce professionally competent and skilful professionals, lawyers and managers that are able to work at executive and managerial levels. Indicatively, the sectors of society and the economy that are being benefited from the added value of this Programme’s graduates are:
- Onshore and offshore personnel of maritime companies
- Legal and Judicial sector
- Banking, Finance and Insurance sector
- International Trade and export- import sector
- Business sector
- Energy sector
- Public sector
- Agencies with regulatory responsibilities
- National and international organisations
- Research and academic sector.

All those sectors need to draw upon the same pool of well-educated people. It is worth mentioning again that the Programme is unique in Cyprus and one of the few offered worldwide.

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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