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Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International Maritime Law

Master (ISCED 2011 level 7)


Cost €7596 (seven thousand five hundred ninty-six Euros)

The programme consists of post-graduate education in all areas of international maritime law, including law of the sea, marine environmental law and shipping law. This course is mainly addressed to lawyers, legal advisers, judges and legal draftsmen and women whose duties encompass maritime issues and who are seeking specialisation. The course is also open to law graduates of any country who intend to pursue a legal career in the field of maritime law whether in the public or private sectors, whether in practice, administration or academia.

Application procedure

All candidates must complete the Application Form. This form must be accompanied by:


(a) the Nomination Form duly completed, signed and stamped by the nominating authority (in case of a nominated candidate);


(b) copies of the University degrees held by the candidate officially authenticated by the University concerned;


(c) a copy of the certificate of proficiency in English held by the candidate from either the International English Language testing System (IELTS); Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency; Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL); or a statement by the candidate explaining the reasons why he deems he should be exempt from presenting such certificate;


(d) the Medical Report Form duly completed by a registered Government Medical Practitioner;


(e) a letter of intent written by the candidate stating the candidate’s reasons for applying to the LL.M. programme and his/her career objective. Candidates may use the Motivation Form included in the Application Package;


(f) two letters of reference covering the candidate’s ability to undertake the Master’s programme. Referees should be persons who are not related to the candidate and who are familiar with the candidate’s character and qualifications. Referees should use, where possible, the Reference Form provided in the Application Package;


(g) a non-refundable application and processing fee of €150;


(h) candidates who require financial assistance must also submit the Fellowship Application Form duly completed and signed by the applicant and the nominating authority. Application forms wherein financial assistance is required should be accompanied by payment of a non-refundable fellowship application fee of €200 in the form of a bank draft. This fellowship application fee is in addition to the processing fee of €150 provided for in paragraph (h) above. The fellowship application fee covers all administration costs incurred in approaching potential sponsors and seeking fellowship funding for the candidates.

ISCED Categories

Marine and maritime law