2 September 2019
HOW TO APPLY
The deadline for applying for the LLM in International Shipping Law(Piraeus, Greece) is 2 September 2019. Students who have made applications before or on this date should make sure to receive their unconditional offer in time for the induction and enrolment session held at the beginning of September.
The usual qualification for entry to the LLM programme is a degree in law, or a degree with a substantial law content, of at least 2.1 honours (or equivalent). Law graduates with 2.2 honours who also have other legal qualifications and/or substantial professional legal experience may also qualify.
As the programme will be principally addressed to working professionals, non-law graduates will also be considered on the basis of professional experience that directly relates to the specialisation of the programme. Membership of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers along with professional experience will also be considered.
In all cases, a full online application is required in order for a fair assessment and decision to be made. Each application is considered on its merits and on sight of full application documents.
A full and detailed CV is required for all applications and is particularly relevant where professional experience needs to be considered. We reserve the right to interview either in person or via Skype applicants with a non-law degree background but with relevant professional experience directly related to this programme.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS
Non-native English speakers are required to demonstrate that they meet the Queen Mary minimum English language entry requirements through a recognised English language qualification, namely IELTS, ILEC or the PTE Academic English Test.
Since test centres and test dates can often be booked up well in advance, we strongly recommend that students make contact with their preferred option in good time. The British Council is an example of a teaching and test centre with which students can register in order to take a test to demonstrate their English-language qualifications. Visit the British Council website for information regarding exam dates and requirements in Paris.
Please note that Queen Mary can also accept the internet-based TOEFL English language qualification for this programme. In this case, students are required to demonstrate an overall score of minimum 100, with 27 in writing (Listening 17, Reading 18, and Speaking 20).