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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Law (with Honours) - LLB (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site - Highfield Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

The port city of Southampton is home to the world-renowned Institute of Maritime Law, making it the natural location to gain a qualifying law degree with a maritime focus. When you graduate, you'll be uniquely prepared for a career in international maritime law, commerce or related industries.This is one of the few specialist maritime law undergraduate degrees in the UK. It combines the subjects required for a qualifying law degree with the opportunity to specialise in maritime law. Core modules in years 1 and 2 cover the qualifying law degree subjects. In year 2 you can choose modules on relevant topics such as commercial and maritime law, commercial arbitration law, and public international law. Optional modules in year 3 give you the chance to study the aspects of maritime law that most interest you in greater depth. You'll also complete a dissertation on a maritime-related topic of your choice. As part of your degree you can apply for our marshalling scheme to spend a week with judges, gaining a unique behind-the-scenes view of the workings of the higher courts. You could gain work experience alongside legal professionals by advising students at the Law Clinic. Engage with our academic research groups including the Institute of Maritime Law. Study modules outside of law to broaden your knowledge and boost your CV. During your degree you can join weekly seminars run by the Institute of Maritime Law. Speakers include shipbrokers, representatives from the classification societies, and other legal and maritime professionals. You can take part in a range of competitions to enhance your skills, including the Womble Bond Dickinson Team Building Challenge and regional, national and international mooting and negotiation competitions.You can forge even stronger links within our friendly community by joining a student-run society. These include our Law Society, Inns of Court Society, Mooting Society, Lawyers without Borders and the Canadian Law Society. You will have access to excellent learning facilities to support your studies. These include superb library resources including comprehensive collections in all the main subject areas such as contract law, property law, maritime law, criminal justice and public law. You can also access European and international resources, all housed in the main University library. We provide anytime access to an extensive range of electronic resources such as Westlaw, Lexis and Lawtel. Practise your advocacy skills in our purpose-built moot room.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 17,560per year

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A level : AAA

Typical offer: AAAIf you are taking an EPQ in addition to 3 A levels, you will receive the following offer in addition to the standard A-level offer: AAB to include grade A in the EPQContextual offer: AABWe are committed to ensuring that all learners with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply to study with us. The additional information gained through contextual data allows us to recognise a learner’s potential to succeed in the context of their background and experience. Appl

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University information

University of Southampton

  • University League Table

    17th

  • Campus address

    University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1BJ, England

Southampton welcomes students from over 130 countries, including more than 7,450 EU and international students.
There are a wide range of support programmes to help students prepare for learning in a British academic environment and meet English language requirements.
Every September there is a free welcome programme for international and EU students, designed to help students settle into life in the UK.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    26th out of 103 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    150 68%

    30th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    85 85%

    20th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.11 82%

    24th

    27

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