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  • Qualification

    LLM - Master of Laws

  • Location

    Highfield Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

About this course

Gain a maritime law qualification with our LLM Maritime Law master’s degree at the University of Southampton. We'll teach you the skills and practical knowledge to work in your chosen path on this flexible degree.

You’ll get to specialise in a choice of areas including marine insurance, admiralty law and arbitration law. Through our expert teachers and access to industry contacts, you’ll have a great opportunity to further your career in maritime law.

Shipping plays a central role in global trade, meaning that maritime law can offer a wide range of career opportunities.

With a global reputation for maritime research and world-leading academics, Southampton Law School is one of the best places in the UK to study for a master’s in maritime law. This degree combines the practical skills and theoretical knowledge you’ll need for a range of specialisms.

During your studies, you’ll develop your knowledge through a grounding in areas like criminal and contract law. This will improve the practical legal skills you need to advise, litigate and negotiate.

Southampton Law School is home to a vibrant port city and maritime institutions including:

  • The Institute of Maritime Law
  • The National Oceanography Centre Southampton
  • The Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute
  • The research division of Lloyd’s Register


As an LLM graduate, you’ll be able to work in specialist maritime organisations. Southampton graduates are regularly sought after by these firms:

  • Campbell Johnson Clark
  • White & Case
  • Ince & Co
  • Reed Smith
  • Addleshaw Goddard
  • Clyde & Co
  • Burges Salmon

LLM graduates also often work in Protection and Indemnity (P&I) Clubs including:

  • Gard
  • Skuld
  • Britannia Steam Ship
  • The Standard Club
  • Steamship

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 19,850per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Southampton

  • University League Table


  • Campus address

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

Southampton is proud of its inclusive global community and welcomes students from over 130 countries, including 6,800 EU and international students.
Southampton's Students' Union (SUSU) has over 40 cultural and international groups that help with social connections for international communities.
Specialist careers support and paid Year in Employment and internship opportunities prepare international students for their future.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    26th out of 103 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    150 68%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    85 85%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.11 82%



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