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Maritime Law and Shipping Management (Distance)
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Maritime Law and Shipping Management (Distance)

Frederick University
Nicosia, Cyprus
 840 Points
1 Year, 6 Months

Program Description

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
Financial Management
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.

Entry Requirements

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Bachelor's Degree
Degree from State Technical Institute
English Level
TOEFL (internet based)
Cambridge Proficiency (CPE)
Extra Requirements

Information about qualifications:

  • A good undergraduate degree from a recognised university, or an equivalent international qualification, or an acceptable professional qualification.
  • A short written statement not more than 500 words outlining your suitability to the programme and your reasons for applying. You may highlight your professional and research interests and any relevant work experience.
  • Two academic references or one academic and one professional where is applicable. You can provide us the names and contacts (telephone and email addresses) for your referees and they will be contacted directly by our admission office.

Candidates’ specific minimum academic requirements for admittance to the Programme are:

  • Undergraduate degree with a business or law orientation, or undergraduate degree in any other area, provided the candidate has substantial experience in a managerial post within a business environment, or a professional qualification such as Membership of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, Qualified lawyer (e.g., Bar and Law Association membership), Master Mariner’s or Chief Engineer’s Certificate of Competency (this will only apply where the candidate has, in addition, satisfactory business experience).

Other English qualifications:

  • High school leaving certificate from a High School where the language of tuition is English
  • Α pass (>50%) at the English Placement Test of our University


  • Personal interviews are not normally required as part of the admission process; however, Frederick University reserves the right to request an interview before making a final decision on accepting an applicant.

More information:

  • There may be an additional application fee by this University.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this Programme, the students should be able to:

  • Advise, litigate and negotiate based on the rules of admiralty, international trade, and marine insurance, law of carriage of goods, corporate law and the relevant regulatory context.
  • Demonstrate negotiation skills, communication and professional skills, both oral and written.
  • Apply independent analysis, research and writing on both law and business.
  • Understand the aspects relating to international dispute resolution (conventional and alternative dispute resolution) and the importance of cooperation and amicable dispute settlement without the sacrifice of efficiency and perseverance in justifiable goals and rights.
  • Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the structures, processes and institutional practices of shipping and trade in the global marketplace.
  • Apply tools and techniques relevant to various aspects of the shipping business, along with broad business skills required in managerial roles within the maritime and associated industries.
  • Develop, implement and promote activities relevant to law, shipping business, international trade and shipping management by making good use of the combined knowledge from the aforementioned disciplines and critically assess the situations and phenomena of the industry as educated professionals.
  • Demonstrate the appropriate knowledge and application of methods required to proceed to a research degree (MPhil, PhD etc.)


Semester 1

International Trade And Shipping Management

International Maritime Law

Law Of Carriage Of Goods


Semester 2

Marine Insurance

Dispute Resolution

Research Methods


Semester 3



The sectors of society and the economy that are being benefited from the added value of this Programme’s graduates are:

  • Onshore and offshore personnel of maritime companies
  • Legal and Judicial sector
  • Banking
  • Finance
  • Insurance
  • International Trade and export- import sector
  • Business sector
  • Energy sector
  • Public sector
  • Agencies with regulatory responsibilities
  • National and international organisations
  • Research and academic sector

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