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Starting 16 September 2024

Application deadline 27 August 2024



The renowned part-time distance learning Postgraduate Diploma from Lloyd’s Maritime Academy and the World Maritime University develops leading knowledge and awareness of international trade and maritime law, increasing understanding of how commercial trade ventures may give rise to legal issues.

With English law recognised internationally as a dominant legal system providing the basis for maritime and trade contracts, and with London as the single most important forum for settling disputes, both through court litigation and arbitration, this course approaches law in relation to how it is applied in practice.

Students with a prior degree in Law may continue their studies to the degree of LLM in International Maritime Law. The LLM is also offered in collaboration between Lloyd’s Maritime Academy and the World Maritime University.

*Students may enrol for just the PGDip (60 credits), or straight away for the LLM (90 credits), subject to meeting university requirements.

This course is of great relevance to those who wish to acquire expertise in international trade and maritime/shipping law. The programme has been specifically designed for:

  • students from a wide variety of commercial shipping backgrounds, both legal and non-legal, including existing lawyers;
  • those engaged in the shipping and trading industries;
  • trading brokers;
  • shipping/chartering organisations;
  • salvage organisations;
  • P&I Clubs;
  • insurance;
  • and those engaged in investment, finance and banking.

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