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LLM Program in International Shipping Law in London and Piraeus, Greece

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Established in 1785, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is a constituent college of the federal University of London. Its main campus is in the Mile End area of Tower Hamlets, with other campuses in Holborn, Smithfield and Whitechapel. QMUL offers hundreds of programs at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and also offer an inspiring environment in which to undertake a PhD.

Queen Mary University of London is one of the UK's leading research-focused higher education institutions. With 21,187 students, 4,000 staff and an annual turnover of £400m, QUML is one of the biggest University of London colleges. Queen is one of 24 leading UK universities represented by the Russell Group of leading British research universities, the Association of Commonwealth Universities and Universities UK.

Queen Mary ranks top in London among Russell Group universities for student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2016), with a number of subject areas receiving over 90 per cent for overall satisfaction including Medicine, Dentistry, Law and English. QUML is in top 10 in the UK for highest graduate starting salaries (The Sunday Times) and 9th in the UK in the Research Excellence Framework 2014. The School of Law has consistently been ranked in the top 10 law schools in the UK for the quality of research and teaching.

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Academic Programs

Masters Programs

London Program

  • LLM in International Shipping Law (1 year Full-time / 2 years Part-time): Teaching on modules offered under the International Shipping Law specialism will be enhanced by the contribution of distinguished guest speakers, including legal practitioners from City law firms with many years of experience in maritime law, and experts from the International Maritime Law Institute (IMLI), established under the auspices of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). New modules in maritime law subjects will also be available to students selecting other LLM specializations.
  • Teaching is primarily based at the School of Law's postgraduate centre, the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS), located in Lincoln's Inn Fields. This area is home to numerous barristers’ chambers and law firms and is a short walk from the Royal Courts of Justice. Our academics and students interact with leading legal professionals, many of whom regularly teach and take part in our seminars and conferences.
  • LLM in International Shipping Law enhances the current offering of specialist LLM programs offered by the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) within the School of Law, making Queen Mary the only college within the University of London to offer a specialization in this subject.
  • The usual qualification for entry to the LLM program is a degree in law, or a degree with substantial law content, of at least 2.1 honors (or equivalent). Law graduates with 2.2 honors who also have other legal qualifications and/or substantial professional legal experience may also qualify.
  • Non-law graduates with a minimum second class honors degree, that have also obtained a Merit (or 60 per cent) in the Common Professional Examination (CPE) or Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) recognized by the UK professional bodies, may also qualify.

Greece Program

  • LLM (Six intensive teaching blocks over 2 semesters Full-time ) Master of Laws ( 1 year Full-time / 2 years Part-time): This program will be taught by Centre for Commercial Law Studies academic staff at the Hellenic Management Centre (HMC) in Piraeus, Greece. It is aimed at lawyers and professionals with relevant work experience and is taught in one or two intensive blocks, so that you can fit it in with your other commitments. This LLM program is accredited by the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers.