menu icon
Advertisement
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Latest news
PGDip International Trade and Maritime Law

PGDip International Trade and Maritime Law

Different course options

Study mode

Distance without attendance

Duration

1 year

Start date

Contact University

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Maritime Law International Trade (Overview) Marine Transport Operations

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

ABOUT THE COURSE

Ideally suited to students working in the shipping industry who want to develop their understanding of how legal claims may arise within the context of international trade practice, this innovative law course delivers a first-class education in international trade, shipping and maritime law, focusing on the interrelationship between theory and commercial expertise.

Specifically designed to meet the demands of the shipping industry, the course delivers essential knowledge of the legal frameworks at the heart of shipping claims, disputes and commercial relationships.

Exploring how marine disputes and liabilities are investigated and managed, you will develop detailed understanding of this complex, specialised branch of the law. You will be equipped to advise on the merits of claims, and to communicate effectively with legal practitioners. You will also develop the professional grounding to apply that knowledge in the practical industry, and the analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills to respond with legal analysis of the challenges arising in the international trade industry.

What does this course lead to?

As a graduate of this course your knowledge and skills will give you a career advantage in the shipping industry, demonstrating your practical understanding of the legal framework underlying recognition and management of shipping-based claims, as well as being able to advise on how contracts may be drafted to avoid claims arising.

Directly aimed at professionals in the international trade and maritime industry, the course provides professional development for a range of management and claims-handling careers, helping you understand how shipping law practitioners deal with claims and marine investigations.

Who is this course for?

This course is ideally suited to students working in the shipping industry who want to develop their understanding of how legal claims may arise within the context of international trade practice, and how marine disputes and liabilities are investigated and managed.

Essential for those working in commercial or legal shipping practice, the course focuses on legal knowledge and its interrelationship with commercial practice, which lies at the heart of shipping claims, disputes and organisation of commercial relationships.

Modules

The module introduces you to the topics of bills of lading and charterparties. These two topics together form the backbone of carriage of goods by sea.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,995

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,995

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold one of the following: Honours degree in a relevant maritime subject, such as maritime studies, shipping, maritime business or law, or other appropriate subject and relevant professional qualification and experience. Certificate of Competency as Master or Chief Engineer, Class 1 Master Mariner, Class 1 Engineer, STCW Management Level Qualifications, or equivalent, and work experience in the maritime industry to a reasonable level of management responsibility, such as Master, Chief Officer, Chief Engineer, First Engineer or equivalent. Higher National Diploma or Foundation Degree in a maritime/law discipline plus extensive experience and relevant professional qualifications (as above).

University information

Solent University (SU) is a long-established and highly regarded educational institution in Southampton with over 160 years of teaching heritage to its name. With postgraduate courses available in a huge number of subject areas, SU offers a range of MA, MSc and MBA programs, as well as industry-accredited professional and part-time courses. SU is located in the coastal city of Southampton, a city with a population of around 250,000 which...more