MA / LLM in Maritime Law and Shipping Management

Structure and Courses

Qualification Requirements

To successfully complete the Master's Programme the student must complete a total of 90 ECTS. The required courses amount to 48 ECTS, while 12 ECTS are allocated to elective courses and the remaining 30 ECTS are allocated to the Master's Dissertation.

The Programme operates during the evening hours (6-9 pm) in order to accommodate working students. Each module is block-delivered within a two week period, providing a total of 36 contact hours over twelve days, plus a midterm exam and a final examination. Three required and one elective modules are offered during the first and second semesters. The third semester is taken up with work for the Thesis.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.

Module GroupECTS
Required Modules48
Elective and Concentration 12
Master's Dissertation30
TOTAL90

Required Modules Modules

The student must successfully complete 48 ECTS, from the following list of modules:
No.CodeNameECTSHours / week
1 ITSM501INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND SHIPPING MANAGEMENT83
2 MLSB502INTERNATIONAL MARITIME LAW 83
3 MLSB503LAW OF CARRIAGE OF GOODS83
4 MLSB504MARINE INSURANCE83
5 MLSB505DISPUTE RESOLUTION83
6 MLSM506RESEARCH METHODS83

Elective and Concentration Modules

The student must successfully complete 12 ECTS, from the following list of modules:
No.CodeNameECTSHours / week
1 ITSM512COMMERCIAL MANAGEMENT OF SHIPS63
2 ITSM513BANKING AND FINANCE63
3 ITSM514ECONOMICS OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND TRANSPORT63
4 ITSM515GLOBAL TRADE REGULATIONS AND PRACTICE63
5 ITSM518COMMODITY TRADING AND RISK MANAGEMENT63
6 ITSM519OIL AND GAS MANAGEMENT63

Master's Dissertation Modules

The student must successfully complete 30 ECTS, from the following list of modules:
No.CodeNameECTSHours / week
1 MLSM520DISSERTATION303

 

MA / LLM also offers you the opportunity to focus on one (1) of the following elective groups, and earn a 'concentration' that best serves your career development:

Concentration: COMMERCIAL SHIPPING AND TRADE PRACTICES
ITSM515 Global Trade Practices
ITSM512 Commercial Management of Ships

Concentration: FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
ITSM513 Banking and Shipping Finance
ITSM514 Economics of Sea Transport and International Trade

Concentration: OIL AND GAS MANAGEMENT
ITSM518 Commodity Trading Basics
ITSM519 Oil and Gas Management

Transcripts for students who complete the concentration requirements will indicate the Concentration discipline.

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 have a relevant and extensive professional legal experience.