Despite its international character, the shipping sector is highly regulated compared to other sectors of the economy that also operate in a global business context. In reality, the shipping sector needs legal advisors and managers who are well equipped with the knowledge of both legal and business subjects, capable of functioning in different jurisdictions and dealing with a plethora of legal and business challenges.
Therefore understanding the interrelation between regulations, transportation, business, economic growth and globalisation has become an even more demanding and complex task.
Against this, any advocate or business professional has to be an expert in both disciplines: Law and Shipping Business, in order to be a credible consultant. It is therefore the ambition of this Programme to provide students with a thorough understanding of the integration of Law & Business. This practically means that the modern shipping professional, either jurist or manager, will be educated on the detailed international regulatory framework as well as the specialised managerial and business practices and the economics that govern this unique industry. This will be their competitive advantage.
Accordingly, the Programme covers all legal subjects that are necessary for a maritime lawyer; at the same time, it prepares students to become maritime business executives. The proposed Postgraduate Degree aims to develop this combination of essential knowledge and skill-sets, much needed in today and tomorrow’s maritime sector.
You are also offered the opportunity of Concentration, based on the Elective Group of your choice, in one of three areas:
Commercial Shipping and Trade Practices
Oil and Gas Management
Students are eligible for the MA, if they hold an undergraduate business-oriented Degree. Students are eligible for the LLM, if they hold an LLB Degree, or a relevant Bachelor Degree combined with an extensive professional legal experience.