Maritime Law (Greece) LLM

City University London
Course summary
2 years
10,000 GBP
Full time
Next available date: September 2020 - London

Course description

Maritime Law (Greece) LLM

Maritime Law (Greece) LLM - a City University degree programme

LLM in Maritime Law is a very beneficial course for professionals working in shipping law. The course develops on an in-depth understanding of the maritime law and existing knowledge of the career prospects in the same. The course is delivered in the exceptional Laskaridou Library of Piraeus, Athens, Greece and is being taught in English in weekend blocks by British academics, legal practitioners and specialist lecturers from around the world.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Applicants should normally hold a good first degree in law or an equivalent qualification (for some courses an appropriate professional qualification and relevant experience will also be acceptable). We will consider applications from students who have significant experience of work in the shipping professions such as ship's officers, ship brokers, and claims handlers.

Applicants whose first language is not English should hold the following qualifications:

  • 7.0 overall in IELTS 7
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English Grade C or above
  • CAE Cambridge Advanced Grade A only

The language qualification must have been completed a maximum of two years prior to applying for this course.

Please note that due to changes in the UKVI's list of SELTs we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2014.

If you are not from the European Economic Area / Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK you may need to apply for a visa or entry clearance to come to the UK to study. /p>

The way that you apply may vary depending on the length of your course; there are different rules for:

  • Students on courses of more than 6 months
  • Students on courses of less than 6 months
  • Students on a pre-sessional English Language course

Please note: If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you cannot undertake any City University London courses on a part-time basis.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

The LLM in Maritime Law provides you with a sound basis for developing a career in shipping and maritime law; whether it be with a national or international firm or in-house.

Postgraduate Experience

Students who complete the LLM may wish to continue their academic studies by enrolling in a PhD or MPhil offered by The City Law School.

Training Course Content

You will study the key areas of Maritime Law, as well as issues relating to the shipping business.

Modules include:

  • Admiralty Law
  • Carriage of Goods by Sea
  • International Trade Law
  • Marine Insurance


The course is delivered in English by experienced British academics, legal practitioners, and occasionally specialist lecturers of other nationalities. Each module is taught in three eight-hour blocks. Teaching takes place in weekend blocks usually over a Friday and Saturday afternoon allowing you to fit your study around your professional and personal commitments. You are provided with one-to-one support throughout your learning experience giving you the best chance of success on the course.

You will be taught in the Laskaridou Library in Piraeus, Greece. Piraeus is the port of Athens and it can be reached easily from the capital by rail in a few minutes.

Lecturers on this course:

Anthony Rogers

Anthony is Co- Course Director of the LLM in Maritime Law in Greece. This is an English law degree and is the only maritime law degree available in Greece which is both taught and administered solely by a British University. It is an example of the international nature of the City Law School, a part of City University London, and how it reaches out to potential students who live beyond the shores of the UK. In addition to Greece itself the course attracts students from other countries such as the UK, Cyprus and Italy who all seem to enjoy flying in for the weekend classes.

Anthony joined The City Law School in 2006 after working for many years at Cardiff University and as a visiting lecturer at other universities including Bristol, Durham and the Henley Business School. He teaches Maritime law at both LLB and LLM level. On our Piraeus based degree he leads the modules in Admiralty and Carriage of Goods by Sea.

He has a particular interest in Admiralty practice and the Law of Marine Salvage. Anthony is a Supporting Member of the London Maritime Arbitrators Association. Before becoming an academic Anthony worked as an in-house legal advisor for several companies including those with ship owning, ship broking and bunker trading interests.

Professor Rob Merkin QC

Rob has been teaching and writing about insurance law, and in particular marine insurance law, for many years, and has been involved in the City University LLM maritime programme in Piraeus since its inception.

Rob is a professor at Exeter University, but he also teaches LLM insurance courses at the universities of Auckland, Sydney, Queensland and Hong Kong. His works have been cited by numerous judges worldwide, and he is co-author of the leading authoritative text Arnould's Law of Marine Insurance as well as author of Annotated Marine Insurance legislation. Rob co-edits the Lloyd's Law Reports, the most important set of commercial, maritime and insurance reports in the English-speaking world. He also edits the British Insurance Law Journal and Insurance Law Monthly.

In 2014, Rob was awarded a senior doctorate (LLD) by Cardiff University, and in December 2014, he was an Expert Adviser to the House of Lords Special Public Bills Committee on the Insurance Bill 2014. He is one of a handful of UK academics to be awarded the title of honorary QC by the Crown

Mr David Glass

David Glass is a Senior Lecturer and the Director of Postgraduate Taught Studies at Cardiff University and teaches the International Trade module, on the LLM Maritime Law at The City Law School.

David's research interest is in the law of carriage of goods with particular interest in freight forwarding, international carriage of goods by road and multimodal transport.

David has developed and contributed to a range of publications including 'The Divided Heart of CMR,' (1979), Introduction to the Law of Carriage of Goods, with C. Cashmore, (1989), and Contracts for the Carriage of Goods by Road, 3rd ed. with A. Messent, LLP (2000.)

David is a member of the advisory board for the Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly and Shipping and Transport International and has had many articles published within the same journal.

Anna Katsoulaki

Anna Katsoulaki holds a B.Sc in Shipping and Transport, a LL.B in Law and a LL.M in Maritime Law from Cardiff University. Anna is Co-Programme Director of the LL.M in Maritime Law in Greece. She has been running the Course in Greece for the last six years. Anna joined The City Law School in September 2008. Anna teaches Carriage of Goods by Sea and International Trade Law. Her main teaching and research interests include International Maritime Conventions, Bills of Lading, Letters of Credit, Charterparties, Cargo Claims, Piracy and Contract Law.

Anna's family has been traditionally involved in shipping. Before joining The City Law School, Anna was an in-house legal advisor for shipping companies for 10 years, where she was dealing with various cargo claims related to bulk and bagged cargoes, sale and purchase, marine insurance and P&I matters, and marine accidents.



  • Full-time EU: £10,000
  • Full-time Non EU: £15,000

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