LLM in Law - Marine and Maritime Law University College Cork
Scholarships and Funding
We support our postgraduate community by offering scholarships and bursaries to prospective and current students. Please see the College of Business and Law Scholarships & Prizes page for more information.
Our LLM (Marine and Maritime Law) programme offers a wide choice of module options, allowing students to either specialise in their preferred area of marine or maritime law or take a broad range of diverse modules.
A clinical module on Law of the Sea allows students the opportunity to understand the practice of law enforcement at sea, and includes access to the Naval Service at Cork. The practical aspect of marine law is also available through science-based, non-law modules such as GIS and Remote Sensing.
Students take 90 credits in total, including 50 credits of core modules and 40 credits of elective modules.
- LW6620 Introduction to the Law of the Sea (10 credits)
- LW6621 Admiralty Law (10 credits)
- LW6630 LLM (Marine and Maritime Law) Dissertation (30 credits)
Students take elective modules to the value of 40 credits. At least 20 credits must be chosen from List A and up to 20 credits may be chosen from List B.
List A - Marine, Maritime, and Environmental Law Modules
Choose at least 20 credits from List A:
- LW6566 Contemporary Issues in International Law (5 credits)
- LW6580 Environmental Law in Practice (5 credits)
- LW6581 Methods in Environmental Law (5 credits)
- LW6617 International Biodiversity and Ecosystems Law and Policy (5 credits)
- LW6618 Climate Change Law and Policy (5 credits)
- LW6622 Sale, Insurance, and Carriage of Goods by Sea (5 credits)
- LW6623 Global Maritime Security (5 credits)
- LW6624 Port Law (5 credits)
- LW6625 Law of the Sea (Clinical) (5 credits)
- LW6627 International Environmental Law (5 credits)
- LW6645 Marine Environmental and Natural Resources Law (10 credits)
List B - Non-Marine, Maritime, and Environmental Law Modules
Choose up to 20 credits from List B:
- GG6501 Introduction to Geographical Information Systems (5 credits)
- GG6502 Introduction to Remote Sensing (5 credits)
- LW6101 Introduction to Planning Law (10 credits)
- LW6550 International Criminal Law (10 credits)
- LW6560 Law of Cybercrime (10 credits)
- LW6589 Contemporary Issues in EU Competition Policy (5 credits)
- LW6606 International Human Rights Law (10 credits)
- LW6636 European Corporate Restructuring, Insolvency and Rescue (5 credits)
- LW6640 E-Commerce Law (5 credits)
Full details may be found in the College Calendar. Please see the Book of Modules for a more detailed description of programme modules.
Postgraduate Diploma in Law
Applicants for the LLM (Marine and Maritime Law) Degree also have the option of registering for a Postgraduate Diploma in Marine and Maritime Law. Students take 60 credits of taught masters’ modules from those on offer for the LLM (Marine and Maritime Law) programme. The Postgraduate Diploma can be completed over 9 months full-time or 18 months part-time. If you wish to apply for the Diploma please contact the School of Law at [email protected] for application details.
This shorter programme may be attractive to legal professionals and others who may prefer not to make an initial commitment to a full-time masters' level programme. It is possible for graduates of the Postgraduate Diploma to progress their studies by completing a 15,000-word research dissertation qualifying them for a Masters in Law (LLM).
Program Tuition Fee
The course allows students to acquire an education in Marine Law, or in purely commercial Maritime Law. The LLM (Marine and Maritime Law) prepares them to access professions with the following bodies:
- Legal professions
- Governmental and regulatory agencies
- Local government
- Infrastructure developers
- Non-governmental organizations (NGOs)
- Marine, maritime and Environmental consultancy
- International organisations / secretariats