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Master in Maritime and Transport Law

Type
Master (ISCED 2011 level 7)
Language

English

Duration 2 semesters
Cost Non-EEA students - 2143 €, EEA students - 2083€

What aspects does the programme cover?

Students acquire the research, writing and presentation skills essential to a successful career as a legal practitioner or an in-house counsel in the maritime- or transport-related business world. By focussing on current developments and practical problems from a comparative law perspective, students develop an international outlook on the many legal aspects of shipping and the transportation of goods.

Based in the port of Rotterdam, this programme educates legal professionals that are well prepared to meet the many challenges that arise from this field.

How is the study programme structured?

At the beginning of the programme, you receive a general introduction to the subject matter. You learn how to do independent legal research and how to report their findings through presentations and papers during a 15 EC Research and Writing Skills course. Successful completion of this course is a precondition to being admitted to the master thesis.

The second block is composed of two 5 EC courses: (Public) Law of the Sea and Transport Law. In the third block you will follow the 10 EC course Charter-Parties & Bills of Lading. The fourth block consists of a 5 EC course, Maritime Casualties and one 5 EC elective. The last block consists of a master thesis (10 EC) and the course Marine Insurance.

Does the programme have a particular focus? 

Throughout the master programme, aspects of maritime and transport law are considered from a comparative law perspective. Particular attention is paid to differences in approach and outcome between civil law jurisdictions and common law jurisdictions and by reference to the relevant standards in the international maritime and transport industry. 

Depending on the subject-matter, such international standards may be found in uniform private law instruments such as the Hague-Visby Rules and the York-Antwerp Rules, or in widely used standard contract forms, such as the various BIMCO standard agreements for charter parties and bills of lading.

As a student of this masterprogramme you will learn to adopt the transnational perspective of a legal practitioner who in his daily work is often confronted with legal problems or disputes not necessarily governed by his own national laws. As a professional in this field, you will need to co-operate and communicate with lawyers in other countries in tackling these problems.

Structural components
Thesis/Dissertation
Research Project

Prerequisites

Requirement for Dutch Students

Degree

  • Law degree
    We require a law degree (bachelor) from a recognised university for all programmes. 

English language proficiency

To study at Erasmus School of Law, all students must be able to listen, read, speak and write fluently in English from the start of their studies. When being admitted to our LL.M. programmes, we expect all students to actively apply the English language when participating in the lectures, workgroups and group assignments.
Dutch students applying for an English taught LL.M. programme of Erasmus School of Law can prove their English proficiency with a passing grade (6 or higher) for English on their vwo-diploma.

Dutch students don't require supporting documents and have to apply by following the application procedure for Dutch students.

Requirement for non-Dutch Students

Degree

  • Law degree
    We require a law degree (bachelor) from a recognised university for all programmes. 

English language proficiency

To study at Erasmus School of Law, all students must be able to listen, read, speak and write fluently in English from the start of their studies. When being admitted to our LL.M. programmes, we expect all students to actively apply the English language when participating in the lectures, workgroups and group assignments.

Erasmus School of Law requires a valid proof of your English proficiency*:

  • IELTS score of at least 7.0** OR
  • TOEFL score of 94 (Internet-based)*** OR
  • Cambridge Certificate Advanced English (CAE), with a minimum grade of C or Cambridge Certificate Proficiency English (CPE).

* Students with a first or second degree with the English language as a medium of instruction (please submit proof) do not have to submit a TOEFL or IELTS test report.
** Minimum score on each section should be 6.5.
*** At least 25 for speaking and writing. Erasmus University Institutional TOEFL code: 7199.

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