Maritime Department

MSc (Hons) in Maritime Law and Shipping Management 

Key Feature

Code                              MMSC210

Modules                        18

Duration                       18 months

Registration                 Any time
Teaching                       Distance learning

Credits                           160

Tuition Fees                 $9,500

The Master in Maritime with Honors, MSc (Hons) in Maritime Law and Shipping Management, is a specialized program meticulously designed to delve deep into the multifaceted world of maritime law and shipping management. Through a blend of theoretical modules and practical applications, this program covers a vast spectrum—from the essentials of ship types and maritime operations to the complex legalities surrounding the carriage of goods by sea. With an emphasis on real-world scenarios and case studies, students will be immersed in both the operational and legal dimensions of maritime activities. While the course core remains focused on maritime law and shipping, it also briefly branches into elective areas, allowing students a brief exploration beyond the central maritime realm.

The primary objectives of this course are to:

  • To provide students with a robust knowledge foundation in the maritime industry, detailing various sectors, terminologies, and operational nuances.
  • To instill a profound understanding of the legal frameworks governing maritime activities, particularly in the carriage of goods by sea and marine insurance arenas.
  • To develop practical shipping management skills, focusing on real-world challenges and their resolutions.
  • To offer detailed insights into arbitration laws as they pertain to the maritime sector, emphasizing resolution mechanisms for potential disputes.
  • To ensure comprehension of the pivotal law of the sea, its conventions, and its relevance in contemporary maritime operations.
  • To encourage research acumen through long project reports, enabling students to address complex questions and contribute to the maritime field’s ever-evolving knowledge base.

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Proficiently decipher and utilize maritime terminologies, processes, and classifications.
  • Navigate maritime law principles and apply them in practical contexts, ensuring consistent adherence to legal protocols.
  • Exhibit proficiency in shipping management, spanning various facets from understanding shipowning functions to effective cargo operations management.
  • Utilize knowledge of International Maritime Organization (IMO) conventions, maritime zones, and relevant laws to formulate strategic solutions to maritime challenges.
  • Assess and strategize dispute resolutions based on arbitration principles and alternative methodologies.
  • Demonstrate deep insight into marine insurance, identifying and applying various policies, clauses, and associated risk factors.
  • Engage in and contribute original research, offering fresh perspectives and innovative solutions to the maritime sector through well-structured project reports and case studies.

      Shipping Management I
      • Shipowning company’s Departments and Maritime jobs I
      • Maritime jobs, Part II
      • Nautical Terminology
      • Shipping Terminology, Ship’s tonnage
      • Types of ships, Part I
      • Types of ships, Part II, Ship’s demolition

      2. Shipping Management II
      • Nationality of ships, Ships under Flags of Convenience, Piracy and Hot pursuit
      • International Maritime Organization (IMO) and Key Conventions of IMO
      • The Commonly used Insurance terms
      • Sale contract, the Charter parties and the Bills of lading
      • Cargo terminology, Cargo operation
      • Classification societies

      3. Law of Carriage of Goods by Sea & Chartering I
      • Vessel’s port expenses I
      • Introduction to charter parties and Bills of lading
      • Voyage charter party 1 (dry cargo)
      • Voyage charter party 2 (dry cargo)
      • Voyage charter party 3 (dry cargo)
      • Laytime 1 (dry cargo)
      • Laytime 2 (dry cargo)

      4. Law of Carriage of Goods by Sea & Chartering II
      • Laytime 3 (dry cargo), Tanker laytime
      • Shipbrokers and agents
      • The Baltic Exchange, Associated shipping organizations
      • Bills of lading
      • Hague/Visby rules and case studies
      • Time charter 1 (dry cargo)
      • Time charter 2 (dry cargo)

      5. Law of Carriage of Goods by Sea & Chartering III
      • Case studies on Carriage of goods by sea
      • Exceptions, Limitation of liabilities
      • Worldscale, Tanker terminology
      • Crude oil and its transport
      • Cargo order, Shipbrokers and Abbreviations
      • Chartering procedure
      • Drawing of charter parties

      6. Arbitration law I
      • English legal system
      • Alternative disputes resolution (Mediation)
      • Ethics in arbitration
      • United Nations Commission on International trade Law (UNCITRAL), Small claims arbitration
      • Aspects of arbitration proceedings
      • The arbitration agreement

      7. Arbitration law II
      • The parties to arbitration, The arbitral tribunal I
      • The arbitral tribunal II
      • General duty of the arbitral tribunal
      • Powers of the arbitral tribunal in conducting reference II
      • Powers of the court in the course of arbitral proceedings
      • The award I

      8. Arbitration law III
      • The award II
      • Costs of the arbitration
      • Sources of the modern law of the sea
      • The law of the sea convention, 1982 (UNCLOS), maritime zones I
      • The law of the sea convention, 1982 (UNCLOS), maritime zones II
      • Settlement of disputes

      9. Law of the Sea I
      • Evolution of the law of the sea
      • The law of the sea conventions: The Geneva conventions 1958 and the Law of the Sea convention 1982
      • Maritime zones (baselines, internal waters)
      • Territorial sea and contiguous zone
      • Case studies

      10. Law of the Sea II
      • Straits
      • The exclusive economic zone and the continental shelf
      • Archipelagos
      • High seas
      • Long Project Report

      11. Law of marine insurance I
      • The history of marine insurance
      • Marine Insurance Terminology
      • Marine Insurance Act 1906, the London Underwriters
      • Contract of indemnity, Subrogation
      • Insurable interest, Mortgagor and Mortgagee, Insurer
      • Subject matter insured: ship, goods, movables, freight, profit, disbursements
      • Time policy, navigation and continuation clause
      • Voyage policy, Valued and unvalued policies, Insurable value

      12. Law of marine insurance II
      • Utmost good faith, Disclosure and representations, the premium
      • Warranties, General principles, Express warranties, Construction of warranties
      • Implied warranties, seaworthiness, cargoworthiness, warranty of legality
      • The proximate clause
      • Marine risks, negligence, barratry, unseaworthiness, non-delivery clause, piracy
      • Excluded losses, wilful misconduct of the assured, Delay, Inherent vice
      • The Inchmaree clause, Bursting of boilers, Negligence of master, crew, repairers, Barratry
      • 3/4ths Collision liability, The principle of cross-liabilities, The sister clause

      13. Law of marine insurance III and P&I clubs
      • War and strike risks, locked-out workmen
      • Total loss, Actual total loss (ship, cargo, freight), Constructive total loss (damage to ship and goods)
      • Particular average loss and general average loss
      • Salvage, LOF, General average, Sue and labour, assured and their servants or agents
      • P&I Clubs
      • Civil Liability Convention (CLC), Fund Convention
      • Wreck removal

      14. Elective
      Students may choose one of the 4 following electives:
      1. Physics/Astrophysics
      • Classical Mechanics
      • Electromagnetism
      • Stellar Astrophysics
      • Cosmology and the Universe
      2. Celestial navigation
      • Navigational astronomy
      • Identification of celestial bodies
      • The marine sextant
      • Celestial lines of positions
      3. Maritime nanotechnology
      • Introduction to nanoscale science and engineering
      • Introduction to maritime nanotechnology
      • Nanomaterials for maritime applications
      • Nanotechnology for Maritime Safety and Efficiency
      4. Maritime history
      • Sea history in antiquity I (shipping in ancient Egypt, Minoan & Mycenaean shipping and civilization)
      • Sea history in antiquity II (Sea people, Greeks, Phoenicians)
      • The trireme (construction, manning operation), Greek-Persian war at sea
      • Seafaring in ancient and classical Greece, The Alexander’s the Great navy

      15-18. Dissertation
      15,000 words

      Entry Requirements

      Bachelor of Science (BSc) or other Higher Education degree, or experienced professionals.

      English language: GCSE English Language grade 4/C – IB grade 4 Higher Level. If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS of 6.0 overall, with 5.5 in each component, or a related certificate of English language course. Proficiency or Lower Certificate in English, or good writing and communication skills in English (at the discretion of the Committee).

      Basic Information Technology skills.


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      Career - Maritime Jobs

      Academic staff consisting of professionals with significant career at sea and generally in the shipping industry, being in collaboration with special academic personnel highly expertize in business and the international maritime affairs. Below are the maritime jobs, that our courses prepare you.


      Our students, regardless their professional origin and their academic level, acquire the necessary knowledge which gives them the opportunity to get an outstanding job position in shipping and rise to the highest levels of the maritime industry.  

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